May 26, 2013
8 Signs I'm a Book Person
I think I safely say from the state of my bookshelves that I'm a book person. (Those are double stacked, thank you very much!) But I saw this article the other day and rated myself against it. Turns out my bookshelves were right! Let's examine the evidence, shall we?
1. You get antsy if the stranger seated next to you on a train or airplane engages you in conversation for more than five minutes because they’re cutting into your eagerly anticipated hours of uninterrupted reading time.
This doesn't happen every single time I'm sitting by someone who wants to talk. Sometimes I want to talk too! But it has happened. Not on a train because I never ride one, but certainly on an airplane.
2. You’re running out of room for your existing possessions but you are still accumulating books anyway and lying to yourself that stacks of used paperbacks give your apartment scholarly charm.
TRUE! Well, I've never thought about whether they give my apartment scholarly charm or not, but I absolutely can't seem to stop collecting books. As you can see from my bookshelves above!
3. You get more excited about likes on your Goodreads reviews than on your Facebook updates.
Okay, I admit it. I do get secretly excited when someone likes one of my reviews on Goodreads. Or posts a question or responds to me on there. And I hardly ever check Facebook anymore. So there. I admitted it. Out loud. Er.....online anyway. Which as we all know, if it goes on the internet, it must be true! ;P
4. You will buy another copy of a book you already own if you encounter a particularly beautiful edition. Fancy endpapers! Genuine leather binding! It’s a collector’s item, really. You’d be foolish NOT to buy it.
I do have a few multiple copies of real books but not a whole lot. I do, however, have several Kindle books and real books alike. Cause I always have my Kindle with me, but not my real books.
5. On at least one occasion you’ve pulled an all-nighter or temporarily withdrawn from civilized society to power through a riveting novel, and upon finishing, experienced a sense of exhausted satisfaction as though you’d completed a half marathon or thoroughly cleaned your closet.
One occasion? How about bunches and bunches of occasions? I am terrible (or excellent? you decide) at staying up way too late to finish a book that I cannot put down.
6. You are the friend or family member who gives books as gifts, even to people you know are not fond of reading: “But it’s about that thing/place/person you like! Just try it!”
Actually, I don't really do this. I only gift books if I know the other person really wants to read it. Although I have given books as wedding gifts before.
7. You don’t have a Kindle. Or, conversely, you do have one, and are completely enamored with the way it delivers books to you on-demand and travels so easily – but you feel kind of guilty about it, like when you finally got rid of your favorite stuffed animals from when you were a little kid.
Oh yeah. I have a Kindle and kinda do feel slight guilt. But the prices and deals are so awesome! And did I mention the fact that I can take loads of books practically everywhere?! So basically, the guilt might be there, but it's overpowered by the awesome. :D
8. You’re only reading this post because you left your current book at home, or you’re in between books and haven’t yet decided what to dive into next.
This was kind of true the day that I first read the article. So yeah.
How do you rate? Are you a book person too? :)