OK, I’m paraphrasing the statement ‘You are the sum of the 5 people you spend your time with’ but recently my friend donated her old bookshelf to me, and as I happily filled it with my own books I noticed what topics I love, the subjects I like to learn about and the stories I like to immerse myself in. Then I noticed the things that I ‘should’ read and haven’t.
I thought it would be fun to make one of those ‘What I Think I Do’ memes. This series of internet memes compares the various ways others may see you with your own self-image and the ordinary everyday reality of the job. I first saw the one about being a mother; but they’ve been created for every role and career imaginable.
1) Take pictures of your books. I laid mine on a white piece of paper and snapped them with my phone.
2) Load them up to your computer.
4) Create your meme and share it on social media. Post on to my page if you like. Once I had the photos on my computer it took about 20 minutes to create the meme image. But then the ‘generate image’ button wouldn’t work for me so I pressed ‘shift’ and ‘print screen’ and then pasted the image to Paint to create a JPeg.
Looking at my bookshelf you might think that I am a social media magpie, feisty feminist and wine-lover that dreams of being an online entrepreneur; but I actually read romantic vampire novels from Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga!
What do you actually read?!
Reinvent yourself with books
If you want to reinvent yourself as a feminist wine-buff, without being a social media magpie, whilst also reading to your kids, becoming an entrepreneur and falling in love with a fictional vampire then here are the Amazon links for your Christmas list.
How To Be a Woman
The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club: Everything you need to know about wine – and much, much more by McGinn, Helen on 14/02/2013 unknown edition
Shiny Shiny: How to Stop Being a Social Media Magpie