Tuesday, April 9, 2019

25 Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books









1. I vacation near good bookstores




2. I have library cards from other states.
3. I have library cards from other countries.
4. I have more library cards than credit cards.




5. I gave up tv in 2003 so I'd have more time to read.






6. learned to read when I was two years old.
7. My first photo in the newspaper pictured me reading.






8. I chose a profession which is essentially reading for a living.
9. I encourage others to refer to me as "Queen of the Library."




10. I dressed my children as book characters for Halloween.







11. I collect book humor.






12. I wear book-ish attire. In public. Often.




13. My favorite superhero is Super Reader.





14. I tend to go overboard when I am offered free books.




15. I find myself oddly giddy when I am around celebrity authors.





16. I built and keep stocked six Little Free Libraries in my town.






17. I read anywhere.



18. I have read for a 24-hour reading marathon twenty-four times.





19. I consistently read and review over 200 books a year.

20. I have read 5240 books and reviewed 4209 books on Goodreads. 








21. Books: home decor.





22. I have been to a gazillion book festivals
book fairs, libraries, bookstores, and author signings. 
I have never been to Disneyworld.




23. I've been a Cybils Awards (Children's and Young Adult Blogger Literary Awards) judge
in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.




24. My heart melts when I see people reading.




25. I have often said, "I'd rather read than have a real life."





Okay, I'm stopping. You get the picture.





Updated: March 31, 2020


Top Ten Tuesday was created by 
The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

33 comments:

  1. OOoh nice!! I didn't realize one could have so many different library cards! I always thought you had to live in that area/county or whatever in order to get one! That's crazy!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

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    1. I first heard about one's ability to get a New York City Library card just by asking for one. I've since tried to get one at any library I have visited. Including the library in Florence, Italy.

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  2. This was so much fun! You are truly an avid reader!

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  3. I think you win. LOL I am most impressed that you gave up TV!!! I love all the library cards. Both you and the other little girl are too cute in that newspaper photo! Are you the one sitting or standing? I'm guessing sitting but I'm probably wrong.

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    1. Yep, that is me in the chair. I towered over the other children in my class, so I had to sit.

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  4. I go overboard when offered free books too. Great list!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Oh, free books. Just the words make my heart go pitter-patter.

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  5. Wow you really are commited but I can't blame you giveing up TV, it's full of rubbish

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  6. Lovely! You set a high bar. I didn't learn to read until the ripe old age of three, and you found Cybils and Deweys years before I did. I love the costumes too. I'm not sure what my middle schoolers would think but I'm tempted to put together my own Super Reader costume for dress up days. And, you know, going to the library. :)

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    1. You definitely should do it. I inspired one of my fellow librarians who teaches at the junior high to make her own
      book-ish attire, and the kids loved it.

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  7. Are all of your library cards still active/usable?

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    1. Yes, but I would have to drive 2,275 miles to check out a book from the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.

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  8. I adore Little Free Libraries, so thank you for providing so many for your community. Also, I didn't realize you could get library cards all over like that. I'll have to remember that next time I travel. I'll for sure have to get one for the library by my son's house when I visit.

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    1. Yes, it is certainly worth asking about. The Chicago Public Library wanted an address, so I had to pass on that one. Darn!

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  9. That's a wonderful list! I love that you have library cards from various states and countries.

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  10. You are so fun. I am now officially starting today to collect book humor, too! Thank you for all the fun!

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  11. I loved reading this list. It was great!

    I haven't watched TV since last February. Too many fun things to read.

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  12. I have numerous library cards and use all of them regularly. I forged a card application when I was about 6 years old. My mom was "unavailable" and I desperately wanted to check out a book so I forged her name to get the library card. it worked.

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  13. Love your list and I'm truly in awe of #20. That is a lot of book reviews!

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  14. Honestly can I just say that I knew this list was going to be IT (all caps, shooting around in its brilliance) when it started with "vacation near good bookstores"--because, well, SAME. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. LOVE this list! You are a true booklover, and we all want to be like you. LOL!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  16. You are such an inspiration!! Superreader is my favourite superhero now))

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  17. I'm impressed. 24-hour reads twenty-four times. Wow. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/03/ttt-033120.html

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  18. How and why do you have library cards from other states. Do they send you books?Right before the coronavirus epidemic closed our libraries and hustled over and checked out nine books. I love my public library. What a bargain. Books for free! I am a book lover

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    1. I first got a card from another state when someone told me that anyone could get a NYC library card for free. Why not? I thought, so I applied and got one. From then on, I always apply at any library I visit. It's just fun for me to collect them.

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  19. Great list! I don’t watch a lot of TV either since there’s other things that I could be doing (like reading 😂)!

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  20. I have more library cards than credit cards myself. :)

    Check out my TTT and my March Read Harder Challenge Update

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  21. You are too cute in all these photos,girl.

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