[quote]Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens![/quote]
This week’s topic is “top
ten eight bookworm delights.” Just think: things a bookworm will squeal in delight over. When these bookish things I love happen, my heart soaaarrrrs. I just want to pump my hand in the arm and scream, “yesssssssss.”
TEN BOOKWORM DELIGHTS THAT WARM MY HEART
- When I take off the dust jacket, there’s a beautiful surprise underneath.
I love peeling the dust jacket off books so I can see what’s under the cover. Sometimes, you’d get symbols or images imprinted in the cover or foil embossed lettering. When books have that, I want to release a squeal because it is awesome! I love that the publisher gave the book an extra unique touch to its look. Looking under dust jacket in bookstores have become a habit now. (Example: Sleeping Giants, The Rest of Us Just Live Here)
- Finding gorgeous endpapers.
All books should have this. None of that boring, typical white endpapers. Give me those patterned or illustrated goodness. Just check out these gorgeous endpapers. How can you not want them? There’s Victorian-esque ones, creepy ones, maps, and fabulous illustrations. It’s a perfect added touch to the books.
- Reading favorite tropes that are written perfectly.
We all have things we love to read in books. I love reading books that has found families, heists, thieves, second chance romances, reincarnation, and so on, but sometimes, they aren’t written well like it’s way too cheesy, needs me to suspend so much of my disbelief, or aren’t hitting me enough with the emotions. However, when a book manages to pull of my tropes perfectly, I’m like HALLELUJAH. (For instance, like Six of Crows and The Star-Touched Queen.)
- Seeing people read a book I recommended and love it!
My heart wants to burst in joy when this happens! I just want everybody to read the books I love, and when they do and love it, I’m jumping in joy. Like, people reading Radiance, The Wicked + The Divine (comic), or Saga (comic) on my recommendation, I’m just like adsiajdiadoaodiasieweisfsksadm LOVE IT PLEASE. SEE THE AWESOME. SO MUCH JOY DANCES AROUND INSIDE OF ME.
- When I read books that are weird or make me go ????????.
I find those to be true gems. I’m weirdly fond of books that messes with my head, making me not exactly sure how I’m supposed to feel. Take More Than This. That is one weird book. It’s not within this realm of the world, and everything that happens truly messed with my head. Also, Wink Poppy Midnight. That book made me go ???? because I was feeling extremely conflicted about how I was supposed to feel about a character. I shouldn’t like her, but I am weirdly into it? It’s a back and forth that makes me confused. Usually those books keep me guessing, and I like that.
- Finding books that have unconventional narrative styles (like mixed media of interviews, journals, illustrations, etc)
These are my favorites. I love the experience of unconventional narrative styles because it’s different ways of telling a story. A high-pitch squeal will emit from my mouth when I see that a book is written entirely in interviews or old radio-documentary (ie. Radiance, Sleeping Giants).
- When you meet an author, and they say they recognize you!
;KASKDUWQ9UOWAJDAKDNMZCNZCAOIW0EQW0E. It’s such a surreal experience when this happens, but it never fails to make me so happy. I’m secretly going I AM NOT WORTHY.
- Receiving book mail.
It’s like Christmas! You’re anticipating, anticipating, anticipating, and then there is what you’ve been waiting for inside your mail box! Lights appear out of nowhere when I open it. It’s so much joy.