Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookworm Delights

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

The prompt for this week is to talk about our bookworm delights. Those things we love about reading, books, and being part of this bookish world. Life has been particularly frustrating and stressful lately so it's good to take the time to think more about books and what I love about them.

1.) An entire weekend to do nothing but read.
Dream come true, amiright? We all have busy lives and weekends are often just as busy. It's so nice when you have time over the weekend to just hunker down and finish that book you've been wanting to read.

2.) The book you've been waiting to read is freaking amazing!
It's so great when that highly anticipated release or that series conclusion you've been waiting on for over a year is as amazing as you had hoped it would be. And as Tracey from Cornerfolds reminded me on my Wolf by Wolf review, equally amazing when you waited to read a book and it was great!

3.) Spending hours upon hours theorizing what will happen in your favorite series 
I love solving mysteries and twists and I'm pretty good at it. Part of that is because I spend a lot of time thinking and theorizing about what will happen next. Like after Game of Thrones on Sunday when I spent more time discussing the episode and the books than the actual show.

4.) Your favorite author is coming on tour 
I don't get a lot of authors coming to Pittsburgh. But when some of my favorites come it's so amazing. Last year I got to meet Rainbow Rowell, Maggie Steifvater, and Gregory Maguire. It was awesome and they were all hilarious and so nice!

5.) The smell of books 
Us book nerds, we love the smell of books. Doesn't matter if it's old books, new books, gently used books. Ink on paper smells like love and adventure. There is nothing better than literally getting your nose in a book.

6.) Rearranging your shelves 
When you have a lot of books you can't help but take the time to organize and reorganize them. I love being able to put them in a way is different and "better" than it was before. I've been thinking about reorganizing my selves lately.

7.) You recommend a book and they loved it 
This is the most amazing thing. Especially when they aren't a big reader. Like when I gave my good friend A Great and Terrible Beauty for Christmas and she read it in a week. So amazing. I mean we blog to recommend books, right?

8.) Libraries. Library book sales. Book sales. 

I was so happy to move to Pittsburgh and find out there was a library two block away. And they're having their annual book sale next week. Can't wait! I'm perilous to resist a book sale and especially one to support the library.

9.) You join a book club and everyone is really nice. 
Michelle from Pink Polka Dot Books suggested at BEA last year that I join her book club. I was interested but meeting the ladies in it at Rainbow Rowell signing is what convinced me. They are all fantastic and it's great to find fellow book lovers to flail with.

10.) Finishing a book and having bookish friends to flail with.
Speaking of people to flail with. There is nothing better than finishing a book that you want to discuss and fangirl about and then knowing just which one of your bookish friends has read it so you can talk to them about it. That too is why I started blogging, to talk books with you awesome nerds!

What are some of your bookish delights? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Having entire weekends to do nothing but read is awesome!! I love refusing to do anything other than enjoy the rain or sunshine and snuggle up with a book. My book sniffing antics having totally started to rub off on my family too - I keep catching them sniffing new books now and saying I TOLD YOU SO.


  3. Yes to so many of these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-54/

  4. OOoh I love all these things too! Though I've never done a book club. Usually it involves a book I'm not interested in or have already read and I'm onto my next gotta read it now read! It's a conundrum! LOL!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

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  5. Good list! I love book sales. :-) I enjoy many of the same things you do too!

    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!!

  6. Awesome list!! I LOVE library book sales! In fact, I should really look to see when there is going to be one here...

    Here are my Top Ten!