Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Top Ten Bookworm Delights


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to share their top ten bookworm delights. The following delights are in no particular order.


1. The smell of books cannot not be replicated with e-books. Although I love both, the smell of new and old pages of books is amazing! I find the mixture of different types of papers and cover material fascinating. Whether the cover is paper, cloth or leather, I appreciate the plethora of textures and smells.

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2. Aesthetics of books including cover art, deckled edges, embossing, spot glossing, foiling, maps and gorgeous end papers. I absolutely love all the fine details of a book. I know we are not suppose to judge a book by its cover but there is something special about a book with the publishers add the little things.

3. Bonding with friends over books is fantastic! I love chatting with friends about a book we just read and I enjoy buddy reading books. Going to book events or doing other bookish things with friends is something I look forward to.

4. Meeting new friends over books is something I look forward to. I cannot count how many friends I met through books. See number 3 for what happens after I meet a new friend.

5. Fandoms are safe havens. Without books I wouldn't be a fan of Harry Potter. Without Harry Potter, I would not be immersed into this amazing fandom! I have made many friends through Harry Potter and I love how Harry Potter is being brought to the Muggle world through Wizarding World of Harry Potters, films, meetups, conventions, Quidditch and more. I enjoy bonding over a fandom with others. The memories that we make are priceless.

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6. Collecting copies of a favorite book is a wonderful feeling. I love collecting versions of a beloved title whether it be collector's edition, an ARC or even a book with a different cover.

7. Meeting a favorite author is incredible. It's hard to stay calm without fangirling too much over a book that you love so much with the author. Sometimes I am lost for words but I appreciate the opportunity that I am given.

8. Connecting with a book is so important. Sometimes I feel like the authors know me when I read certain books. They hit me hard because I can relate.

9. Visiting bookstores and libraries is one of my favorite things to do. The feeling you get when you walk into a bookstore or a library is pure bliss. The quaint indie bookstores to the magnificent libraries pouring with thousands of books is a definitely a treat for my eyes and my soul.

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10. Discovering new book titles is fascinating. I enjoy browsing Goodreads and finding new titles I never heard about. What I love even more is when a friend recommends a title or when I find a title on a blog that I never heard of before but the synopsis intrigues me.


Do you share any of the same bookworm delights as me? What are your delights?

18 comments:

  1. I never used to care for speckled edges, but I'll admit that they are growing on me. :)

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    1. I think it's growing on a lot of people these days. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. I just discovered author events this year, and have been so excited to see, hear, and meet some of my favorites!

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    1. I am so glad you discovered author events because author events are amazing! I love hearing about the writing process, the inspiration and what authors are currently working on.

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  3. Totally relatable bookish delights! :-) I do love a good book smell. You really can't beat it!

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    1. Nothing can replicate the smell of books :D.

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  4. Great list and I absolutely agree on everything. Here's mine: TTT

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  5. I have the same thoughts! I have never met an author, though:( A+ Gilmore Girls gif usage. I don't think non-readers will ever understand the amazing smell of a book!

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    1. I hope you will be able to meet a favorite author in the future. And I totally agree that non-readers will never understand the amazing smell of books!

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  6. Nicole...this is a great list...and we so do think alike...even down to similar gifs, LOL. You are right on about the smell of books and aesthetics of books. I usually don't judge or buy books based on their covers, but I am always happy when books I want have beautiful covers and nice pages. Plus they looks super cute on my shelves. I love that you incorporated books and their links to fandoms...especially HP. :-)

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    1. Yes to HP and fandoms! I am a big believer about books creating safe havens through fandoms and I love it!

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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 love that pretty much everyone lists the smell of books at the top. :) There is no replacing that smell, lol. And making new friends over a shared love of a particular book? That is the best! Great list!

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    1. Definitely! Nothing can replace the smell of real books. Thanks for stopping by :D.

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  9. Before blogging, I used to not care about deckled pages or endpapers but post-blogging, I'm noticing the little details so much more. I love visiting bookstores, especially after a long day or week.

    Thanks for stopping by Princessica of Books!

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    1. Same, here. The small details make a difference :D.

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