From Packing Habits to Spending Habits — Ten Obvious Signs That You’re A Book Lover {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today I’m listing a few easy signs to help you diagnose yourself with bookloveritis. Ten symptoms any book lover will definitely recognize!

Of course, this post is meant to be for fun and is no definite guide to book lovers, as they come in different shapes and sizes and really there is only one main criteria for being a book lover: you’ve gotta love books!

(Also, I found all of these memes on Pinterest and claim no ownership)

You always have at least one book with you

Leaving the house without a book makes you feel uncomfortable somehow. So you always take at least one book with you, be it a physical copy, an ebook or an audiobook. Or even one of each! You know, just to be safe…

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You’re the person friends and family come to for book recommendations

Anyone in need of a book recommendation comes to you first. And even if they don’t ask for it, you’re more than happy to tell them exactly which books you think they’d love.

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You always get books for your birthday or holidays

You’re the easiest person in your family to shop for because you always have a huge wishlist of books ready for anyone who may ask. And for those that don’t ask, a book coupon is always a safe bet. Or bookish merch. You may joke about always getting the same thing, but really you don’t mind one bit….

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your secret dream is to open your own book shop and talk books all day

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just get paid to read books? And rave about books? No matter how much you may love your current job, the thought must have crossed your mind a few times, hasn’t it?

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You have been know to cancel social engagements so you can read instead

Look, friends and family are of course very important, but surely they understand that sometimes it is just absolutely CRUCIAL that you find out what happens to your favorite fictional characters RIGHT NOW and as such, have to cancel them. Right?

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You have more books on your TBR than you know you’ll ever be able to read in your life.

You often joke that your TBR pile may fall on top of you one day, but it’s actually becoming a valid possibility… And still you get more books. Let it never be said you don’t enjoy a challenge!

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Your idea of retail therapy is a massive book haul.

Nothing quite brightens up your day like seeing a package arriving just for you! Or even better, browsing a bookstore for a few hours and going outside with a brand new pile of books to read. Whether or not you MEANT to leave with so many books or not is another question…

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Your roommate/partner has expressed exasperation about your collection at one point or another

Your home is becoming filled with books in every nook and cranny and it’s driving anyone else living with you insane. And you keep calmly ignoring them. Look, you and your books are a package deal. Ain’t nobody gonna tell you to get rid of your books!

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You put more thought into the books you’re bringing with you on holiday than anything else

The thought of ending up without any reading material is pretty terrifying. So that suitcase better be filled up with books first, clothes second.

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You may be trying to save money, but all that goes away when you enter a bookstore

20 Euros for a t-shirt? RIDICULOUS!
20 Euros for a book? GET IN MY SHOPPING CART RIGHT NOW – OH AND ALSO YOU AND YOU AND YOU…

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Tell Me:
Do you recognize yourself in any of these signs?

Lindsey xoxo
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28 thoughts on “From Packing Habits to Spending Habits — Ten Obvious Signs That You’re A Book Lover {Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. Annemieke says:

    I don’t bring a book with me unless I know for sure that I’ll be able to read. ._. Especially with a toddler that is just practical.

    Every time I see an empty shop with something cute about it I always think how that would make a perfect sff book store. There is this one store here that has changed hands a few times and I always dream about it.
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh definitely, I can see that with a toddler it’s definitely not practical to bring a book. I just always have one because I read ebooks on my phone, and that’s always with me πŸ™‚
      I dream about it too, like I can totally picture myself owning my own book store…

  2. Jo says:

    I definitely relate to almost all of these! My friends and family actually buy me books very rarely though, because they never know what books I actually have and are too scared of buying something I already have to get me new ones!
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