Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.
Hello everyone. For the last Top Ten Tuesday of April we’re going to be talking about bookish delights. Being a reader definitely has it’s perks and the only real victim in our bookish indulgence is our bank accounts. 😛 So here are my top 10 bookish delights.
1. Stepping into a new adventure
Being a reader means that we are never short on adventures. I love the feeling of getting pulled into a new world that’s full of magic, mystery and badass characters. These adventures also have a tendency to make my wanderlust go wild and one of these days I can literally see myself hopping on a plane to whichever destination the book tells me to go to. 😛
2. The smell of new/old books.
There’s a freshness to the smell of books. It’s like the first step in this new adventure.
I think any reader would love to have their own library, preferably Belle’s library haha. Not only do libraries save you money but you can also get completely captivated by the never ending sight of books.
4. Matching Book Covers
I like consistency so I hate it when you’re in the middle of a series and then all of a sudden they decide to completely remake the covers for the latest books. It makes the collection incomplete and messy and I don’t like looking at the discord. Matching book covers just looks better in every single way.
5. The Hidden Gems
Stumbling across that one book that seems to get lost in the shuffle of all these hyped up books is always a delight. Plus these hidden gems can be your little secret for a time before they’re shoved into the limelight.
Maps help me visualize the world I’m stepping into and it makes it easier for me get immersed in the story. Plus I like tracking the movement of the characters so I’m always flipping back to the maps.
7. Seeing a friend love the book you recommended.
I like recommending books and when I get a message and see the shouty capitals and all the feels they experienced because of the book my little heart gets all excited.
Call me evil but I also love making people experience the pain and horror’s I endured when reading a book so I tend to recommend those agonizingly heart-breaking books to my friends because I need them to experience that same pain haha.
8. Bookish Merch
Mugs. Pillows. Tote bags. T-Shirts. Notebooks. I want them all.
9. Book Discussions
I love discussions. I love getting a new perspective on a book topic or a character. Discussions also emphasize the fact that everyone has a different interpretation of the book they read.
Rainy days = happy days. There is nothing more cosy than curling up in a blanket whilst listening to the pitter-patter of rain. Plus the rain is very fitting when a book emotionally traumatizes you.
Those are my bookish delights? What are yours?