Tuesday, April 26, 2016

top ten tuesday: bookworm delights

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish! This week's theme is "April 26: Top Ten Bookworm Delights (inspired by this post I did on my own blog)" I love this one, there are so many things besides even actually reading them that I love about books.

1. Bookstores – basically, if you put me in any bookstore in any city in the world, I will immediately feel calmer and more at home. There is something about the atmosphere of a bookstore that is just incredibly welcoming and centering to me. Whether it is a huge, two story Barnes and Noble, a local shop, or a hole in wall used shop, I love them all equally.

2. Cover Reveals – I am a cover junkie. I have bought books just because of their covers before. And there is something so satisfying about waiting to see the cover of a book you are waiting for, then seeing it and getting even more excited for the book. Bonus points if it is a cover in a series, and you can just imagine how nicely the new cover will go with the rest of your books.

3. Reading when it's rainy outside – Isn't loving this feeling required for every bookworm? When it's raining and I'm curled up by the window with a book and a cup of coffee, that is the happiest that I'll be all week. I just love the coziness of that feeling. Bonus points here if it is SNOWING.

4. When an author you admire acknowledges you on social media – Some of my favorite authors are also some of my favorite people that I follow on Twitter or tumblr (Victoria Aveyard and Emery Lord are two off the top of my head), and I love when they acknowledge something that I've tweeted at them. I love how inclusive this community is, and the relationship between readers and authors makes me happy.


5. Organizing your bookshelves – I love this feeling, when I pull all of my books out and come up
with new systems to put them back in. It's like high-stakes tetris, especially when you don't have enough room on your shelves for all of the beauties that you own. I am including a gratuitous pic of my beautiful shelves here, because I spend all of my time admiring them.


6. Recommending a book to someone and having them love it – this is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world. Especially when the person you've recommended the book to comes back and wants to have long conversations about the book.

7. Related, but when people ask you to recommend a book to them because they know you'll be able to think of something that they would like – This is related to number six, but I love when people know that I will be able to hook them up with an awesome book and come to me with that specific request

8. Bookish related swag – stickers, posters, candles, jewelry, tote bags, etc. I love it ALL. I also especially love when someone compliments you on your bookish swag and then you end up having a nice conversation with them about books in general. Some of my favorite places to get stuff like this are redbubble and society6, if anyone is wondering.

9. Lively debates about your favorite books – especially when your friends disagree with you about shipping. I love it when you are both passionate about your side of the argument, and you can go back and forth about the merits of a ship, a plotline, or an ending. This is one of my favorite things to do with my friends that read as much as I do.

10. When the cover of a book has raised type or shiny bits, or when it has cool endpapers, or when it looks really pretty without the book jacket, or when there's a map... basically when there are amazing little details in the design of the book – I just really appreciate when all of the little things come together to make the book an amazing visual experience.

Link me to your top ten posts!

xx
Caroline

14 comments:

  1. This is a great list. I love your answer about a book recommendation.

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  2. Oh yes, bookstores, there's nothing like it. IT's so peaceful, and I feel comforted, surrounded by so many books. I would stay days in a bookstore, ahah. Such a great list :)

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    1. I would too Marie! They're just the best places in the world honestly.

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  3. Bookstores and book swag are the best! I feel the same way with bookstores. I just feel at home. Even if I'm not going to buy anything, I love walking around a bookstore.

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    1. Yes! At home is a perfect way to describe it. :)

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  4. #10 definitely! I find myself running my fingers over the raised or shiny portions of a cover whenever I hold the book in my hands.

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    1. that's what I do too!! I love little things like that :)

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  5. I can basically spend all day in a booksotre if I have the chance. :) And one of my favorite ways to spend a day, too. And I totally love book covers and cover art, to the point where I'll explore the cover artists website to see if a favorite piece is for sale! A good map or hardcover design is nice too... :)

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    1. the more beautiful a book is, the more I love it... it's sad but true! haha

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  6. Yes, I love when a book's title or illustrations are raised. I just bought a copy of Love, Lies, and Spies and it is like this, so I'm already in love. Great list!

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    1. ahh i was at the bookstore today and saw that!! I didn't get a chance to pick it up, but it is beautiful :)

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  7. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-54/

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  8. I am totally with you on cover reveals! I get so giddy when I see the covers of the books I can't wait to read!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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