Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover (basically, people know you’re a book lover because… i.e., you’re always carrying a book or two, your library card broke from overuse, etc.)
Hello Readers! I hope you are all staying healthy and safe. How is everyone doing? When I first read the prompt for this week, I thought it was going to be hard to come up with ten things, but I quickly discovered it was going to be hard to limit myself to ten things. 😉 I ended up picking ten things that I personally do or have that let the world know I’m a book lover.
Wear book-themed t-shirts
When I visit bookstores on vacation, I love to pick up a t-shirt! I have this one from The Strand in New York. And one similar to this from Powell’s in Portland. I’m also a sucker for the reading/book-themed t-shirts on Jane.com.
Use a reading planner or book journal
I’ve been using this reading planner from Owlcrate since January and I LOVE it! I’m able to organize my blog, reading, and Bookstagram in one place. And while a lot of people can do that digitally, I’m old school–I like to write things down.
Have a Bookstagram/Booktube/Booktwitter
I’m a dedicated Bookstagrammer (Is Booktwitter even the right term??), but it’s however you share your love of books–be it blogging, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter to the rest of the world.
Use book-themed mugs
I have an assortment of book-themed mugs. Some I bought myself and some were gifts. <3
Take books on vacation
I always have at least a few books plus my kindle when I go on vacation. If it’s a road trip, I usually come home with more books. Oops. Some book lovers even have a harder time picking out what books to take than what clothes. 😉
Subscribe to a book box
I currently only subscribe to The Strand’s Book Hookup subscription box (which I love because it’s only quarterly), but I have ordered a single Owlcrate box before. I used to subscribe to the Book of the Month, but I found the books I was choosing I was also getting as ARCs (advance reader copies).
Have a Book Cart
Getting a book cart or TBR (To Be Read) cart was one of the best purchases I think I’ve ever made. Not only are there endless opportunities for pictures, I’m able to put all the books I have “planned” for my reading challenge (Popsugar) in one place. I ordered this cart from Target and even used a gift card to purchase it. Win, win!
Have bookish decor
My daughter, Emma, got me this adorable book lamp for Christmas. I love to keep it by my bed for when I need just a little bit more light.
Use a reading light
A reading light is necessary when the rest of the house is asleep but you only have a few chapters left and you can’t wait until morning to know what happens!
Build your own bookshelves
Last week, I mentioned my husband was building me a shelving system while we’re social distancing. It’s almost finished (we just have to add the desk), so here’s a sneak peek of how they turned out. He cut, sanded, and stained the wood. It took several days to finish these, and we love how they turned out. I’ll be sharing a start to finish shelving post soon!
Do we share any book-themed qualities? What’s your favorite way to let the world know you’re a book lover? Let me know in the comments!