Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Bookworm Delights

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish. 

This week's topic is about the little things that delight readers. You know, those things only true bookworms really and truly understand.

1. Bookmarks - I love bookmarks. Seriously. I love it when authors send me bookmarks, because then I get to help promote them. Plus I can hand them out. I don't care if they have tassels or are just simple. Bookmarks delight me.

2. Walking into a bookstore and taking a deep breath - Why do you ask? Well, there's something about the smell of a bookstore (if it's a Barnes and Noble, then it's the coffee smell) that sends immediate signals to my brain that I can relax and escape the real world for a while.

3. Checking my mail - Because I get so many books to review, that when they show up, I feel like a kid a Christmas. And then when they all show up on the SAME day, I am not only giddy, but I have to ask myself, what was I thinking.

4. Falling in love with the characters - Wait, they're not real?! Yeah, that's my problem. I forget that the characters aren't real because I've grown so attached to them. They've become friends.

5. A cup of hot tea, a snuggly kitty, a rainy day - To me, that's the perfect reading day. Unless of course it's like a crazy storm where the storm is pretty awful

6. That moment when you forget the rest of the wold - Of course, then you have to surface for air. My family was on vacation one summer. My brother had just turned 16. I'm in the back reading, and when I surface for air, I happen to inform my mom and brother that the exit to the hotel was two exits back. Then I'm asked why I didn't say anything, but I'm already back into my book.

7. Those books with the pages that look torn on the edges - I love those types of books. Why, I don't know.

8. The knowledge that I will never finish my To-Read list in my lifetime - Seriously, there is no possible way that I could. I mean I've got 900+ and counting on it. And then I'm constantly adding new ones. 

9. The reluctance to start that final book in the series - I did this with Stars Above. I was so excited to read it, but I also knew that it was the last in this series. Same thing with Deathly Hallows.  And part of that is because I fell in love with the characters that I didn't want to say goodbye.

10. The feeling of dragging into work the next day because I stayed up too late reading - I do this ALL of the time!


  1. Falling in love with a fictional character either is a heartache or not - either way we don't mind. Books with torn edges, YES!! I don't know why I like them too but I do love the feeling of touching them :D Great list! - Here's my TTT

  2. I've always liked the idea of bookmarks, but I never find myself buying any. I usually just use odd items I have like Joker cards or index cards. I'd rather spend the money on a good book! :) Great TOP TEN!
    My TTT.

  3. Great list! I can relate to most of these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-54/

  4. Oooo, we share some of the same bookworm delights, like staying up too late reading, having too many books in my 'tbr' to read in this lifetime, and falling in love with the characters!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/04/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-bookworm.html

    Happy reading!!

  5. i agree with all of these :) Especially that wonderful bookstore smell (Frostbeard makes a candle called "bookstore" that perfectly captures it! i love mine!) My TTT


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