The Broc Behind the Bookcase

July 12, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

Second week of my parents being away on holiday and I am absolutely knackered! I really haven’t been sleeping very well at all, and I don;t think it’s because I’m scared or being alone in the house, but more that I am very aware that I am alone in the house and must be waking up at every little noise. I am normally a very deap sleeper and once I’m asleep I don;t wake up again until the morning, so all this interrupted sleep is making me super sleepy!

This week’s TTT is “Top Ten Facts about ME!” I don’t think I’ve ever done a post all about me before, I don’t have a problem talking about myself online, I just never think I have anything interesting to say! So I’ve decided to do a mix of Me facts and Bookish facts too.

The ‘Broc’ of Bookscase

People are always asking me why Broc? Someone even asked me if I was a Pokรฉmon fan (erm, no). The asnwer is quite simple really, Broc was my nickname in high school and college due to my surname and it just sort of stuck. So when I was looking for a name for my blog it was the first thing that came to mind.


Harry Potter will ALWAYS and FOREVER be my favourite

I know people always say that they are the ultimate HP fan, but they are wrong. I AM THE ULTIMATE HP FAN! I have always been super jealous at J.K.Rowling’s ability to make such an incredible world and like writers everywhere I have BIG plans to be the J.K once I have finally finished writing my book! But seriously, I just love how much happiness the series has brought to so many people, I love the way the words make me feel when I read them and how much I sobbed when I reached the end of the series. No book is ever going to top that for me.


Familyย Life

My family owns a brewery and a bar, which is pretty darn cool. Sadly it wasn’t until I was in uni that the business’s started, otherwise I’m sure I would have been a lot more popular in high school. Lot’s of upsides to this of course, however we also have to suffer with the garden being FULL of empty and broken casks and when my parents go on holiday guess who gets the responsibility of looking after it all! (whilst also working my full time job too!)


The Way it all began

The first YA book I ever read was Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. I picked it from the library in high school and used to read it during our library lessons. When I reached the end of it I was in tears and the book actually got taken off me by the teacher because she was worried about having “upsetting books” in the library. But I fought for it and it got put back on the shelves for other people to read. I do love a good book that makes me cry!


Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m an addict…

I have a VERY addictive personality. Seriously, if I ever got hooked onto anything bad then I would be totally screwed. Once I start a book I can not put it down, same with a TV series. I don’t sleep, barely eat and I have had to call into work ill multiple times in the past because I haven’t finished my book/series. If I find something I like eating, then I will be eating that same meal everyday for the next month. And don’t even get me started on Sims…


Apparently I’m obsessively organised (but also really untidy)

I get told this quite a lot. You would think that it is a good thing, but at times it’s not. For example, I spend a ridiculous amount of time updating my blog. I just went back through ALL of my old reviews and changed the layout/graphics on them because I couldn’t have them not match the new ones. I spend a lot of time organising things, and then reorganising them again like a week later. I waste so much time, but I can’t stop myself. Everything HAS to match!


I cry, a lot.

I mean, obviously I cry when I’m sad. But I also cry when I laugh or smile too much. I cry when I see something highly emotional. I cry when I’m angry or frustrated, I cry when I’m tired. Basically my tear ducts SUCK and cannot hold water for longer then about 30 seconds, because seriously that it how often I cry. It’s all a bit strange really and when I first started dating my now boyfriend he was always worried that he had done something to upset me! But everyone is pretty much used to me living life with red eyes now, and at least it saves money on mascara since I can’t wear any! (don’t care what they say, waterproof mascara is a LIE!)


The worst bookish thing to ever happen to me…

My dog ate my copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Yes, I know. Devastating. It’s all my mums fault, she left it in a pile at the bottom of the stairs for me to take up to my room. But the dog sniffed it out before I got to it and now there is a HUGE bite out of the corner of the book. I cried…A LOT. I also may have ignored my dog for a solid week because I was so annoyed at me. It has been replaced now, but I still have the original as I can’t bare to put a HP book in the bin, even if I can’t read it anymore!


My Pancreas Died

Ok, bit dramatic. I’m Type 1 Diabetic and have been now for 4 whole years. It was a massive shock at first, and it totally sucked that I was diagnosed just before my final year at uni (no more jaegerbombs for me!) but I think for the most part it’s actually made me a better healthier person. I still have my low moments when I moan about the world and rant about not being able to eat haribo anymore, but my diabetes team and my family/friends are all really supportive and things have definitely gotten better over the past few years. I now have an insulin pump and CGM (basically I have machines that do all the blood tests and injections for me!) and my friends have taken to call me the bionic woman. It’s not the best thing, but the way I see it there are a lot of people in the world who are a lot worse off, so what have I got to complain about?!

So that’s me! Do any of these facts apply to you too?

What’s on your list this week?

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12 Responses to “The Broc Behind the Bookcase”

  1. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    I love this week’s TTT theme and I wish I’d remembered to check sooner so I could have taken part because I love getting to know things about people. I completely understand your problem with The Sims, when i go on my Sims binges I am lost for days if not weeks. And I am a crier too, sad adverts on TV, those heartwarming posts that show people are really good and nice, recalling something sad has tears in my eyes. It’s ridiculous.

    The whole brewery and bar thing sounds awesome! I mean, my parents don’t do anything anywhere near as interesting. Sure, it’s annoying they didn’t start until later but it’s still a really interesting thing to tell people.

    I feel like I know lots of new and interesting things about you now.

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I know, it’s a really cool theme, although it took me a while to try and find interesting things about myself to talk about!
      Haha, glad to know I’m not alone with The Sims, or with the crying!
      Yeah, it is pretty awesome. Unfortunately though I don’t like beer!
      Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I know, it doesn’t really ake sense. Basically my bedroom is an absolute mess. But then all of my books are beautifully organised, and all my paperwork. And in work all my files are pristine!
      Don’t do it to yourself! It has taken me MONTHS!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    Oh my god your dog biting into your copy of PoA is absolutely heartbreaking! I would be so sad! And, honestly, I really understand having an addictive personality. I’m much the same way, except not as intense as yours. When I’m working on something, I’m nearly obsessive until I finish it.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha, I was very very sad!
      It’s very nice to hear from everyone this week and their own slightly addictive personalities too! I’m not alone! Although it seems like, as you said, no one is an intense as me!
      Thanks for returning the favour ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha yes it is definitely getting worse as I am getting older. I will probably get even more emotional after having kids too (not that that is going to happen anytime soon!) Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Oh oh I always wondered about your blog name!!๐Ÿ˜‚ THAT’S AWESOME. hhaha. And I’ve had my dog bite my books before…but he was a puppy so it was just like these little rows of pinprick teeth marks. I may have yelled.๐Ÿ˜‚ He maybe didn’t do it again. hahahah. AHEM.
    AND I’M AN ADDICT TOO OMG. Like when I get stuck on something I get so so very stuck on it. And I usually don’t stop until I’ve absolutely flooded myself with it and never want to hear about it again. Bahhaha. BUT IT’S FUN SO NO REGRETS.

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I know, people are always asking me. I should have thought about it really when I named it!
      Haha, poor puppy! Well you got lucky with yours only being little pinpricks, mine is a whole corner missing!
      Glad to hear I’m not the only one with an addictive personality! You are right though, it is always fun!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha I think there are a lot of people that feel the same way as us too!