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7 Random Bookish Things


In case your eyes are like mine and you can’t read that annoyingly tiny print, this is what the rules are:

1. Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs

4. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog!

Okay, so RoseAnn from The Social Frog tagged me for this meme, as did Jeane from Dog Ear Diary.

This 7 random bookish thingsΒ should be easier than the 7 random things, since the last time I did the List 7 Weird Things About You, someone said my weird things weren’t very weird. Well, pfft. πŸ˜›

Okay, here goes!

  1. I like to read everything in a book. The page with the copyright info? I read it. The history on the font used in the book? I read it. The author bio? I read it. Acknowledgements? I read ’em. Pretty much the only thing I won’t read is the testimonials on how good the book is.
  2. When I read a hardcover, I take off the dust jacket because those things start curling and ripping if you just look at them funny, so don’t even try to keep those in good condition if you leave it on the book while you’re reading.
  3. I like free bookmarks. I don’t like really nice bookmarks you have to buy. I think it’s because I’m afraid I’ll lose them.
  4. It’s hard for me to read and eat at the same time. I really don’t like to spill food on my books and I’m kind of a sloppy eater.
  5. I used to love Flowers in the Attic and all those books. In fact, it was from reading one of those books that my fear of heights was heightened. (HA!) Can anyone guess which scene freaked me out?
  6. I’ve been trying to stop myself from reading the endings first, but boy is that a hard habit to break!
  7. There’s been at least a few times in my working career that I’ve snuck some reading in when I should have been working. I blame the books! They made me do it!

So that’s it!

Let’s talk all things books right now. What are your quirks? If you’d like to participate in this, please jump in, the water’s warm! I shan’t be tagging anyone, so let’s just hang out in the comments, shall we?

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12 Responses to “7 Random Bookish Things”

  1. The Social Frog

    Hey Trish! You know what, my hubby…when he gets a new book he HAS to read the very last page of the book before he will start it from the begining. I always thought this was weird and that he was the only person to do so,lol. I have tried to do this before but I don’t want to “ruin” the whole story for myself so I just never do it,lol. Thanks for playing πŸ™‚


  2. veens

    heehe! I can’t tell u – reading your posts always puts a smile – where it belongs πŸ˜€

    u read in between work πŸ˜€
    and reading endings!! i turn to last page and read it sometimes πŸ˜‰


  3. Bookfool, aka Nancy

    I take off the slipcovers, too. That really, really irritates my husband, but he’s into Book Abuse so he can just stuff it. πŸ™‚


  4. bybee

    I read the whole book as well.

    Taking off the book jackets…I should, because they get so beat up from my carrying the book around.


  5. Jeane

    I like your answers. I leave the dustjackets on my own books, but have to take them off my daughter’s, because she always tears them. I like to read the info on jacket flaps, but almost never the acknowledgements- they’re usually so boring.


  6. Debbie

    I would never read the end of a book first. That makes me feel funny just thinking about it!
    One son takes the book jackets off immediately which drives the other sons crazy. He can even figure out how to get the jackets off a library book without damaging them. He cannot figure out how to turn off a light. Odd.
    Love free bookmarks and homemade ones are the best.


  7. CB James

    I also love free bookmarks. I’ve been taking them every chance I get and have always meant to start a collection. I have pasted many into the scrapbooks I make when I travel.

    Someone really should put together a coffee table book about them. I’d buy it.


  8. Dr. Bad Ass

    I’m a professor, and I spend my summers re-reading. The summer of 2007, I read _Pride and Prejudice_ about 8 times. This past summer, I re-read the Harry Potter series 7 times. The whole series. Once school starts in the fall, I can break the pattern.


  9. readsallnight

    lol, I take slipcovers off to, and I was obsessed with Flowers in the Attic as a kid! It’s good not to be alone πŸ™‚


  10. Tammy

    I also have a hard time reading while eating, but mine is because I tend to move my mouth while I read and eating throws off my rhythm, lol!


  11. Melody

    I’m with you on #1 and #2! Someone tagged me with this meme too and I’ll do it soon. ;P


  12. Lisa

    I also take the covers off. My husband doesn’t and it makes me crazy to watch. He is not so nice to his books. Fortunately, we don’t share many.

    I actually WANT to read the end of something first, cause I’ve never done it, but I can’t QUITE bring myself to do it.


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