[Top Ten Tuesday] Enam hal absurd tentang buku yang saya lakukan…

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The Artsy Reader Girl original title for April 9: Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books (i.e. skipped meals, camped outside a bookstore, broke up with someone because they don’t like to read, traveled long distances to bookish events, etc. – submitted by Aggie’s Amygdala).


As a reader, and also a book hoarder, sometimes I do crazy things... well, not everything I've done could be categorized as love for books. I just think what I've done are crazy about book only because it's beyond crazy such as:

1. Banned some Authors because of their behavior. I know you'll say:
Hey, you need to distinguish personal things from their works.
But, again, I'm only human who have a heart, a sensitive one. So if an author does disgusting things (i.e. attacking reviewer, lying, plagiarizing, doing bad political campaign, etc), it breaks my heart and makes me not wanting to read their writing. Frankly, I have several name on my black list but on the top of my list right now is: Hanum Salsabiela Rais. There, I said her name. Gosh!


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2. Traveled long distances to buy a book. I went abroad several times only to buy books at Big Bad Wolf book sale events in Kuala Lumpur and at a bookstore at Bras Basah Complex Singapore.

3. Sat down and queued for about four or five hours only to get a free copy of The Silkworm (Cormoran Strikes #2, Indonesian edition) by J.K. Rowling, and the book is left unread till now. HAHAHAHAHA.


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4. Midnight shopping at Big Bad Wolf events (ICE BSD Serpong and Jatim Expo Surabaya).


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5. Shop hopping around Jabodetabek-Bandung. I remembered that around 2013 or 2014, it's unusual to find "Obralan Gramedia" or big discounted books which is hosted by one of the biggest bookstore chains in Jakarta, let alone in Indonesia, so I did shop hopping from Bintaro to Bekasi, Bandung to Pluit, West to East, South to North, to get find a surprise-discounted-book at one of those book sales.

6. Reading everywhere, anywhere, and anytime. I read while I'm jogging, I read while I'm on motorbike, anything.


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7. Okay, I can only think 6 of outrageous things that I've done for the love of books. I'll add another if I can recall another outrageous slash crazy slash stupid things that I've ever done.

What yours?

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