So in January last year, I posted about 9 things that you can do with books that ISN’T reading. Yes, books are useful in many ways. Today I’m back with 9 more useful uses for books. First things first though: I got twitter! Go follow me @VirtuallyRead for random thoughts, blog updates and general bookwormy things. Now here are the secret uses of books you’ve been longing to discover.
Books can match your outfit. You’re going to be carrying books around all the time anyway (right? *squinty eyes*), so why not co-ordinate?
2. Use as a weapon
The pen is mightier than the sword. The oft-forgotten second part of that phrase is ‘the book is greater than the knife. Always have a book on hand, especially a hardback, incase you ever need to fight( like all the YA characters do!)
3. Protect from the light
Many bookworms have an aversion to light (as long as there’s enough to read) protect your eyes when reading, whether outdoors or indoors, with a book.
It can be so hard to focus when it’s noisy. Cover your ears with books to keep out the unwanted noise. Bonus: your ears stay warm.
You’re carrying a book around at all times. Why not carry money, tickets, credit cards, or ultra thin smartphones inside too? The book will keep your money safe and always be accessible. Bonus: combine with #1. Fun fact: I actually did this with Illuminae when I was in Melbourne.
You come home after a long day and just want to put your feet up and read. Books are the perfect thing to put your feet up on. Bonus if said footrest is a series like Harry Potter.
7. Hold other books open
Cookbooks especially, and paperbacks, have this problem where they snap closed if you’re not holding them. Skip the nuisance by using other books to hold your one open.
8. Take pictures for your blog
Imagine all your favourite book blogs without lovely pictures of books. How boring would that be? You should appreciate those pictures, too– book bloggers put hard work into them.
9. Fire fuel
You know that scene in the Day after Tomorrow where they burn the books in the New York Public library?… haha, just kidding.
What are some unusual uses you have for books? Which one of these are you going to apply in your life immediately? tell me in the comments
*no books were harmed in the making of this post