It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday, and finally, I have stopped being lazy or I’m still lazy. Since I love the feature today, I would love to let you know what I really love as a bookworm, and if so, you can share what delights you as a bookworm. Let’s get this party started, shall we?
- THE FREAKING COVER OF A BOOK
This is what drives me to buy a book. The cover has to captivate my eyes, even though I have no idea what the book is about. You, book, are going to be checked out of the cashier instantly. No second thoughts. Unless if I didn’t bring money which will be a sad, sad day for me. I’ll ask for my mother’s money anyway.
2. Naked hardcover arts
I love the feeling when I go to a book store, undress a hardcover, and see a beautiful art. There are lot of kinds of art that could portray to this, be it an engraving or a printed art. Aside from picking a book from the book store with a gorgeous cover, I immediately and sneakily undress a book, and if it is beautiful inside and out, definitely BOUGHT again. But this one doesn’t apply always. *winks*
3. Matching covers, spines and format
Everything has to match for me. It bothers me so much that I don’t want to see a series together if they don’t match perfectly. The perfectionist in me will yell and yell until I get the book out of my sight. I mean, it’s fine. NOT REALLY FINE. Publishers seriously have to sell a book series with matching covers, spines and paperback/hardcover format.
4. Reading a book in one day
I mean it’s impossible for me to read a book in one sitting because I get distracted all the time. So it’s reading a book in a day. I rarely finish a book in a day, so when I do, I’m really happy. It’s one of the joyous moments being a bookworm, and I know you know it.
5. Going to a book store
Undeniably, we can’t pass a day when we don’t go to a book store while our family or friends are shopping. They’re probably shopping for clothes, and we’re probably shopping for books. Right?
6. Getting new bookshelves
It hasn’t happened to me yet, but I keep telling my mom to buy me book shelves because I’m already stacking my books, and my current shelves that aren’t really for books are going to explode. Getting new shelves will definitely make me a happy bookworm, and that just means that you always haul a lot of books. Guilty pleasure.
7. Getting out of the reading slump
There are a lot of times when I fall in this evil reading slump when I just want to read but can’t. Let’s just be grateful when our reading slump lasts for a short time. I had a month long reading slump, and it just freaking sucks. All the books I’m trying to read is disgustingly forced. I can’t even like the book because of the reading slump.
8. Receiving book mails
Okay, not gonna lie, book mails are one of the best things ever when I became a blogger. I love the feeling when book packages arrive at my freaking doorstep, but I don’t really have a doorstep so the books get delivered to my floor. The other thing is when you buy online and you wait for like a gazillion years, then when it comes, you’re like an animal, wanting to break the box open using your hands. Well, that’s me… kind-of.
9. Attending book signings
Ever since I started going to book signing events, I got obsessed. Our local book store keeps on bringing authors, and meeting an author is such a great experience. I’ve received a lot of comments saying that I’m so lucky that I get to meet a lot of authors that they have read. Thanking my book store right now. I’m like a paparazzi every time I go to these kinds of events.
10. A REALLY, REALLY GOOD BOOK!
The most important things to us bookworms is the book as it is. We may be happy with getting a lot of books, but it always comes down to how good it is because when we hate the book, obviously, our money won’t be worth it. For all we know, all we want is a really, really good book to complete our day.
How about your bookworm delights? Comment below and let’s talk about it.