Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

Hey everyone! I decided to start doing this Top Ten Tuesday which hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s topic is about crazy, outrageous, and uncharacteristic things you’ve done for the love of books. 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I’m probably just being overdramatic here as I don’t think they’re that outrageous? However, here are a few things I’ve not so ashamedly done in the past just because I really need to, you know?

  • Reading all night long. Starting off with a basic one, because who doesn’t? I love to read in the middle of the night just because somehow it works better that way. I’d usually passed around 3 or 4 in the morning and my eyebags has been looking terrible since the longest I can remember, so why not?

  • Waking up really early to read. Or, that other time when I actually went to bed on a normal hour like a normal person, but I’d wake up around 3 or 4 to finish my overdue deadlines.

  • Reading while eating. I mean, some people choose to eat while watching TV, so why can’t reading take a role too? Besides, time efficiency! 

  • Reading while walking. Yet another useful skill which I’ve developed throughout many trips and bumped to people. Dear strangers, I’m deeply, terribly sorry.

  • Reading during a group gathering. In my defense, everyone was already run out a topic to talk about and started playing their phone, so…

  • Taking two hours train trip to a book event. Because of 70%-90% deals on all items is A STEAL! 

  • Starting a book blog. Not that outrageous, but I’ve been having many ups and downs with my previous non-niche blogs and this is the longest I’ve been consistent with blogging! But, considering I started this blog about three months before my thesis’ deadline and presentation, I think it’s safe to say that it’s quite outrageous!

What about you? What’s the most outrageous thing that you’ve ever done for the love of books?!

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  1. Ahaha I loved this list! Omg I relate so much to sleeping at a normal hour and then waking up super early to finish homework ooops 😂 And reading while eating is totally acceptable! (As in, I definitely do this very often hahah)


  2. Once I got an e-reader in college, I read and ate my meals together all the time. & Recently, I’ve also been waking up early to read. I say I’m sleeping in on weekends, when really I’m up but just reading in bed. I have not achieved the skill of reading and walking (yet). That’s quite the talent!


    1. That’s exactly me except I just read my eARC on the phone 😂 And yes, using any excuse to avoid social gathering on the weekend in order to get more reading time is totally acceptable 😜


  3. So I think the most outrageous thing that I do is that I turn my kindle to “text to speech” when I shower, or am making food or doing laundry… basically anything where I won’t be able to read the book and I listen to it. TIME MANAGEMENT! I don’t want to waste time in the shower when I could be reading! I have speakers set up to plug my kindle into in the bathroom and everything. I love being able to listen to my book while getting ready and things like that. I’d basically do anything to get in “just a few more pages”. 🙂


      1. I love that my kindle has that feature! I use it all the time. I want to get into audiobooks, but hey are expensive and at this point I am pretty used to the text to speech voice, so it works for me.


      2. Do you have the option to change the type of voice on Kindle? I’ve been using Aldiko Premium to read my eARC and there’s a text to speech option, but it sounds so robotic!


      3. Ahh, this is really helpful! I’m planning to purchase one, so I’ve been researching here and there~ Thanks for the info, Mandy!


  4. AHHHH Vinny! It’s like you plucked this out of my mind because I’ve honestly done all of these as well! 😂 I always ALWAYS read while eating which bugs the hell out of my friends bc they want to talk and I’m over by the corner not paying attention 😂


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