Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Novel Heartbeat that allows bloggers to post about something not related to books so readers can get to know them. This is the first time I’ve participated and I thought it was a great topic.
This week’s topic is, as the post title says, collections. I have a few small collections. I find it a little bit difficult to collect things as I’m a bit of a “neat freak,” but that’s why I organize it and store everything in its own special container.
I love a good sticker. When GetGlue was still GetGlue and sent out physical copies of the stickers you earned for watching something and checking in, I loved to get those! They’re the bulk of my collection and the only ones pictured here. Some of them I turned into magnets because magnets are also great and that was one way to not completely ruin the “value” of the sticker. Others that I have were mostly freebies or ones that I decided to buy for cards. I also have a sticker maker that I’ve had since middle school, but I rarely use it.
This is a small collection at the moment, but I have several bookmarks that I’ve had since I was in elementary school. How I didn’t lose those is a complete mystery. A lot of them were free from the library or book store, but I do have a few that I’ve bought over the years. Slightly related to books, but it’s not a book. 😉 My favorite is either my signed Megan McCafferty one or the hand painted one that my sister brought me from Mexico.
As I haven’t been to the beach very much in my life, this is a collection that is mostly a decorative piece. My nephew brought me some shells from vacation and I brought home some from my own and put them all in a jar with some sand. I’m sure I’ll have more to add to that this summer from family and, whenever I get to go to the beach next, I’ll pick up some myself.
If I ever start another collection, I would like to get more gems and stones.
Do you collect anything?