Monday, October 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (51): Bookish Secrets

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted by one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish. Everyone is welcome to join, just make sure to link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so everyone can check out other blogger lists. Have fun!

Top Ten Bookish Secrets

1)  While this isn't really a secret, I always take bloggers' opinions into account when ordering books for my library. (Thank you all for doing such a great job in reviewing and sharing books. ^_^)

2)  If all the books in a series have been released, I typically want to read them all in one fell swoop. This becomes harder to do when all of the books haven't been released.

3)  I will give up on a book series if it's too lengthy. There are so many books on my shelves and in my library, I want to make time for all of those I want to read.

4)  If a book has been made into a film, I will view the film before reading the book. Usually when I read the book first, I'm disappointed in the film's rendition.

5)  What's in a name? A character's name can make or break my decision to read/purchase a book. ("Missy" is the name of a 9-year-old girl named Melissa or a faithful family pet... not a paranormal heroine.)

6)  I'm always looking for characters that I can make into a costume. (So far I've only been able to do Grace from Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, and that's only because I have a stuffed wolf. lol)

7)  Sometimes, I'll read the graphic novel edition of a book to "test the waters" for the actual novel. (There are times you just want more of a visual story.)

8)  When in the library, I have to "fix" dog-earred pages in the books I'm shelving. It's just this need to correct the books for the next patron. 

9)  As a book-shopper, I will go through each and every copy of a book to find the "best possible one." You might think they're all the same, but there's always minor differences between copies.

10)  If an author has a playlist for their book, I try to listen to that playlist while reading the book. It's always fascinating to see how the author was influenced by the music when writing or how the music relates to the story.


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