Lindsey's 10 Book Confessions
1. When I was a kid, I’d sit and read in my favorite La-Z-Boy recliner. It was so soft and cozy, I’d usually nod off, no matter how absorbed I was in my book. When my parents retired to Washington, they dropped off that same recliner at my house for me during their move. Unfortunately, I can’t read in it anymore because I would never get anything done if I was sleeping all the time!
3. I was anti e-reader for the longest time (the feel, the smell, the joy of an actual book!), but then someone showed me theirs and how fast it was to download something that I’d been itching to read forever. Thankfully, Santa was good to me that year.
4. When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out, I decided I didn’t want to stand in line, so I pre-ordered it. For some reason, I thought I’d get it early, but I was sadly mistaken. Each day when the mailman pulled up in front of my house, I’d spy over the back of the chair in front of the window to see if he put anything book-shaped inside the mailbox. On the day he did, I sprang out at him, snatched the book with a garbled “Thanks!”, and devoured the entire thing in four days.
5. A sure sign that I’m writing a book (other than my ridiculously messy house) is by looking at my eyebrows. I have this weird thing where I pluck them out with my fingernails when I’m deep in thought. I still have some left, but yeah, I probably shouldn’t have told you that.
6. I still have the same bookmarks I had in grade school. One says “Breakdancin’” and the other says “Shh—I’m Reading.”
7. My favorite snack while reading is anything with carbohydrates, i.e. Cheerios, crackers, a whole bag of potato chips. I’m trying to cut back on carbs, though. *sigh*
8. It should be against the law for anyone to ask, “What’s your favorite book?” I love so many of them for very different reasons! That’s like asking me to choose my favorite breath. No. Just, no. I will not choose. So there!
9. The bumper sticker on the back of my car says Book Junkie.
10. One of my favorite parts about life is seeing my students’ eyes light up when they’re excited about books. They’ll hug them to their chests. They’ll do a little twirl. And when word gets out that the new books have arrived, I yell, “Stampede!” when they come running, then we all “Ooo” and “Ahh” over them together. Good times.
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