Hello again my lovely BookNerds! I thought that today I would continue with my Bookish Things and Thoughts series that I started (Part one here). Here are some more bookish things that I often do, and some of you might too!
The Accidental DNF
I love to read, as we all do here, and I will often read books in one sitting because I NEED to know what happens and I have no self control. But, If it happens that I cannot read the book in one sitting and need to read it a couple of chapters at a time I have, on occassion, put the book back on my shelf AND COMPLETELY FORGOT THAT I WAS READING IT. Then by the time I have remembered I was halfway through I have forgotten the plot and now need to restart the book.
Whether it is because I have hauled or unhauled (Let’s be honest I hoard my books so this is not the reason) a load of books, or my mood has changed, I will forever spend my lif ordering and reordering my bookshelves. By genre, author or main theme, I will move it around until I can fit as many books as is physically possible on my shelves before they collapse, and until it looks very very pretty! Does this mean my books end up crammed together and taking one off the shelf my result in an avalanche and injury? Yes. But do I care? Nooope. I will take the risk if it means more books will fit.
The Book Pile
However, there are times where my books do not all fit, or I have been bought some for my birthday or other event and this often results in THE BOOK PILE. On the floor or on my desk, a pile of books will sit staring at me menacingly and slowly growing larger until I have no choice but to rearrange MY ENTIRE BOOKSHELF AGAIN in order to fit the new books.
I have so many wishlists on so many sites from Waterstones to WHSmiths full of books that I want but will take FOREVER to actually read. My wishlists are huge because buying all the books is far too expensive but they are there as gift ideas for my family/friends. But I have soo many huge wishlists that I have to ensure everyone checks with everyone on what they have bought me! The wishlists are never ending…
My Answer Will Always Be Books
SOO With the holidays coming up, which for me means CHRISTMAS! and my birthday (December baby power!) I always get the question ‘What do you want?’ To this I always espond with ‘nothing’. I prefer to give gifts rather than receive, but my friends and family also love giving gifts so this response often leads to me being questioned again and again. So I cave and say ‘Ok just a book then’ which is great everyone say ok and moves on. UNTIL THEY REALISE THAT IS ALL I ASKED FOR and for some reason this is a problem because my family don’t want to ‘just get me books’ so they always ask ‘what else?’ MY ANSWER WILL STILL BE BOOKS, and will ALWAYS be BOOKS because I will never have enough. Never.