Top Ten Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m new at top-ten Tuesday. In fact, this is my top-ten post. The theme for today is Bookworm delights (Easy enough. 10 things about books that bring me joy).
1. The smell of a book
The pages of books smell like magic! Every time I get a whiff of that, my heart stops.
2. Meeting someone who has read all your favorite books
Oh the discussions could go on for ages!
3. Characters you can relate to
It’s just wonderful when the book contains characters you can relate to. Even if it is a fantasy book, when you can empathize with the characters, laugh with them, cry with them, I feel like you found my soul sister!
4. Book shops
When I walk into a book shop, it’s like I’ve come back home and all my favorite books are there to welcome me. I love spending time in book shops, just browsing through the books by my favorite authors and seeing what’s new, even if I don’t actually buy anything.
5. New books by favorite authors
Whenever I hear any of my favorite authors is going to release a new book soon, I can’t contain my excitement!
6. Beautifully illustrated covers
I’m a sucker for beautiful book covers. It’s very rare that I find a book with a cover so beautiful that I could just sit and stare at it and admire it, and when I do find one, I do exactly that.
7. Meeting a new character you have an instant connection with
Sometimes, I come across characters I just want to pull out of the book and bring to life because they’re so perfect! Yes I know they’re fictional, but they set my expectations very high.
8. An actor portraying the character perfectly
Even though I love it when my imagination comes to life in a theater, It’s disappointing when it doesn’t turn out the way I was expecting it to. So when I see an actor/actress portraying a character from the book perfectly, or even better than I imagined, how can I not be overjoyed?
Belonging in a fandom, discussing plots, theories and discovering clever secrets hidden throughout the series has a strange sense of satisfaction.
10. Weather complementing your mood
There’s nothing better than when the weather outside complements your mood while reading a book. Cosying up with a heart-wrenching story and a box of tissues when it’s raining outside, or reading a romantic novel out in the garden when it’s pleasantly windy is one of the best feelings in the world!
This was my list. What are your bookworm delights? 🙂