- The photo gallery on your phone consists of two pictures of your dog and about a million of your books.
Stacked, spread out, artfully heaped…you have photographs of your book babies in every imaginable pose!
- Books with ugly, unphotogenic covers just make you cringe.
Yes, it’s shallow. But you can’t have ugly books ruining your blog or Bookstagram feed!
- You get a constant stream of rectangular shaped parcels arriving at your house.
Maybe they’re ARCs, maybe it’s a book you won in a giveaway, or just your latest Amazon goodies seen as you have an ever growing TBR list.
- You have enough books to build a house.
Should any natural disaster befall your home, you’ve got it covered: you can just build a house out of all of your books (you know, once you’ve rescued them all from the wreckage!) because you have that many.
- Your library card is in the most accessible slot in your purse/wallet.
Your bank card and ID play second fiddle to your all-important, and well used library card!
- You find yourself mentally composing reviews whilst you’re reading.
Forget enjoying yourself and becoming immersed in your latest read! You’re just thinking of what clever and insightful thing you’re going to say about it in your review.
- You have book blogger/author idols.
Forget screaming over pop stars and movie stars – you’re freaking out because you’re favourite author retweeted your review, or your blogging idol commented on your post.
- You get all your book recommendations from your other bloggers.
The old days of getting book recommendations from friends and family, or just picking up random books at the bookshop or library are long gone! Now you have a very strict policy of blogger and/or Goodreads sanctioned reads only making it onto your TBR list.
- You have a TBR list that literally never seems to end!
Speaking of TBR lists, yours is never-ending. You’re exposed to so many new books and raving reviews every day that it just keeps growing and growing and growing…
- Your phone or laptop is never far from your hand.
Even during your precious reading time, you are never too far away from the magical devices that connect you to the book community. What if a random but incredibly insightful bookish thought were to pop into your head, and you had no way of noting it down for a future discussion post? Or what if you want to discuss your current read with hoards of other book lovers and had no way of getting on Twitter? Or, God forbid, if you couldn’t check your comments or blog stats every hour?
So, book bloggers, do you suffer from any of these symptoms of book blogging? Are there any ways you know you’re a book blogger that you think I’ve missed?