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Book meme

Memed from here and there. Bold those that apply.

1. You currently own more than 20 books.
2. You currently own more than 50 books.
3. You currently own more than 100 books.
4. You amassed so many books you switched to an e-reader.
5. You read so much you have a ton of books AND an e-reader.

6. You have a book-organization system no one else understands. (It's not so much "organisation", as "any which way that will make them fit in the shelves".)
7. You’re currently reading more than one book.
8. You read every single day.
9. You’re reading a book right now, as you’re taking this book nerd quiz.
10. Your essentials for leaving the house: wallet, phone, keys, and a book.
11. You’ve pulled an all-nighter reading a book.
12. You did not regret it for a second and would do it again.
13. You’ve figured out how to incorporate books into your workout.

14. You’ve declined invitations to social activities in order to stay home and read. (Social activities? What are they?)
15. You view vacation time as “catch up on reading” time.
16. You’ve sat in a bathtub full of tepid water with prune-y skin because you were engrossed in a book. (Noooo! Do not bath with books! It spoils them!)
17. You’ve missed your stop on the bus or the train because you were engrossed in a book.
18. You’ve almost tripped over a pothole, sat on a bench with wet paint, walked into a telephone pole, or narrowly avoided other calamities because you were engrossed in a book.
19. You’ve laughed out loud in public while reading a book.

20. You’ve cried in public while reading a book.
21. You’re the one everyone goes to for book recommendations.
22. You take your role in recommending books very seriously and worry about what books your friends would enjoy.

23. Once you recommend a book to a friend, you keep bugging them about it.
24. If your friend doesn’t like the book you recommended, you’re heartbroken.
25. And you judge them. A little bit.
26. In fact, whenever you and a friend disagree about a book you secretly wonder what is wrong with them.
27. You’ve vowed to convert a nonreader into a reader.
28. And you’ve succeeded.
29. You’ve attended book readings, launches, and signings.
30. You own several signed books.
31. You would recognize your favorite authors on the street. (Some of. A fair few are dead, which arguably could make them easier, or harder, to identify.)
32. In fact, you have.
33. If you could have dinner with anybody in the world, you’d choose your favorite writer.
34. You own a first-edition book.
35. You know what that is and why it matters to bibliophiles.

36. You tweet, post, blog, or talk about books every day.
37. You have a “favorite” literary prize.
38. And you read the winners of that prize every year.
39. You’ve recorded every book you’ve ever read and what you thought of it.
40. You have a designated reading nook in your home.
41. You have a literary-themed T-shirt, bag, tattoo, or item of home décor.
42. You gave your pet a literary name. (I didn't, but my parents did.)
43. You make literary references and puns nobody else understands.
44. You’re a stickler for spelling and grammar, even when you’re just texting.
(I don't text. But if I did, I would be a texting pedant.)
45. You’ve given books as gifts for every occasion: birthdays, Valentine’s Day, graduations, Tuesdays...
46. Whenever someone asks what your favorite book is, your brain goes into overdrive and you can’t choose just one. You end up naming twelve books.
47. You love the smell of books.

48. You’ve binge-read an entire series or an author’s whole oeuvre in just a few days.
49. You’ve actually felt your heart rate go up while reading an incredible book.
50. When you turn the last page of a good book, you feel as if you’ve finally come up for air and returned from a great adventure.

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meathiel
Jul. 12th, 2017 05:19 am (UTC)
Don't you think the first 3 questions miss a "0" before you can even start to ask?
swordznsorcery
Jul. 12th, 2017 07:29 am (UTC)
Yes! Less than twenty books certainly wouldn't be much of a total for many book lovers!
dimity_blue
Jul. 12th, 2017 01:42 pm (UTC)
(Noooo! Do not bath with books! It spoils them!)

That was my response too!
swordznsorcery
Jul. 12th, 2017 11:39 pm (UTC)
Bathing with books is a crime! It curls the pages, and makes the books sad.
liadtbunny
Jul. 12th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
I did think about doing this meme but most of them would be unboldened! I do have over 100 books though.

Do you use your books as weights in a workout?;p
swordznsorcery
Jul. 13th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
Ha! That could almost work. I could warm up with "Gormenghast" and "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell", and graduate to "The Science Compendium" and "Practical Geology". You might be on to something there! ;)
liadtbunny
Jul. 13th, 2017 03:31 pm (UTC)
Books are certainly nicer looking than weights. Home gyms don't make a room pretty and usually end up with washing on them!
sarren
Jul. 13th, 2017 02:59 pm (UTC)
17. You’ve missed your stop on the bus or the train because you were engrossed in a book.

As recently as yesterday, in fact *G*
swordznsorcery
Jul. 13th, 2017 11:25 pm (UTC)
Ha! Well I'm glad to hear that you're reading a good book, anyway. I hope you didn't have to walk back!
sarren
Aug. 6th, 2017 04:15 am (UTC)
Ha, I used to as a teenager coming home from school.

Nowadays I commute during peak hour so I can just cross the road/tracks and get one going the other way without too long a wait.
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