Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week’s Top Ten is a freebie so I’m doing Top Ten( of a top 5/top 5) good things and bad things about being a bookworm.
10. Always running out of space on your bookshelves. Which books do you move? Adding one book in a series to a shelf could mean a whole day of re-arranging every single book just so it looks right.
9. Feeling like you’re not reading enough because your TBR pile is growing and never seems to be going down.
8. Being unable to resist buying multiple copies of a book because the publisher released a special edition that includes deleted scenes, author essays, pictures, etc.
7. Losing time. Getting absorbed in a book is great but being late for appointments or forgetting to eat because of getting too absorbed….not so much.
6. Being the only person you know who has read a certain book so there’s no one to fangirl over it with you.
5. Always having something to do. Hard to be bored when you have a massive TBR pile.
4. Being ahead of the news when all your non-reading friends start freaking out about a new movie that looks good. You knew about it last year, way back when the rights were bought.
3. Having a whole community to talk to about anything book related.
2. Being able to collect so many bookish things: jewelry, totes, wall hangings, stickers, bookmarks, etc.
1. Visiting so many different worlds without leaving your bedroom.
Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten characters I didn’t click with.
10. Hermione from Harry Potter. At least at first. I came into the whole phenomenon late so I knew Hermione was the book lover character in the series. I think I was expecting this instant connection through love of books but instead I got a kind of annoying know-it-all. It took time for her to grow on me.
9. Bella Swan from Twilight. Does this one need explaining?
8. Alice from Side Effects May Vary. She just wasn’t a very good person.
7. Alice from My Blood Approves. Another girl caught up in the vampire world and making stupid decisions because she thinks she’s in love after a day.
6. Ana from Fifty Shades of Grey. Yeah, just no. We won’t be playing nice and being friends.
5. Naomi from Great. She was pretty judgmental and annoying.
4. Harper from Taking Chances. There were many times I just wanted to scream at her to act like a decent person. You’re a cheater hurting a great guy, you have no moral high ground.
3. Emma from The Law of Loving Others. This might be another case of expecting something different but I just couldn’t agree with anything she was doing and she had me rolling my eyes a lot.
2. Kit from Dear Killer. This is a character I’m glad I didn’t connect with, considering she’s a serial killer. She was just a little too all over the place for me.
1. Grace from Hello, I Love You. She just never tried to really be open to a new culture and new experiences even though she was living in a new country.