Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookworm Delights
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This week’s topic: Top Ten Bookworm Delights
Bookmarks are perhaps one of my favorite bookworm delights. I’ve completed many over the years and even got crafty and made a few. These are two of my favorites right now.
02. Book Related Cosplay
I love cosplay in general, but there’s something special when you find cosplay of one of your favorite book characters! Marvel even endeavored to make variant covers for their comics featuring cosplayers.
03. Used Book Stores
While I do enjoy going into some of the bigger booksellers’ stores, nothing beats a good used book store. My latest used book store obsession is a bit of a hip chain of stores called 2nd & Charles that trades games and videos as well, but it manages to feel a bit homey with game nights, book clubs, etc. But there are many small independent stores that I could live in for the rest of my life, too.
04. Book Recommendations
I love book recommendations from other book lovers. There’s something special about asking for or being given a well-thought out book recommendation. And in my experience, book lovers tend to be very thoughtful with their recommendations and the reasoning why they recommend certain books.
05. Book Swapping
This probably goes hand-in-hand with book recommendations. I enjoy swapping books with other bookworms, especially those who like to write thoughts and highlight in their books. I love reading other people’s handwritten thoughts in a well-loved book.
06. Book Memes
Memes in general are fun, but nothing beats a good book meme whether it’s a list like this one or a witty graphic with a joke only book nerds will understand.
07. Book Related Merchandise
Another ultimate favorite of mine next to book marks. I love buying merchandise that relates to my bookish loves. I collect everything from figurines of my favorite comic characters to jewelry modeled after pieces from books to handmade pillows with my favorite book quotes.
08. Book Quotes
A good quote can stay with you through life. It can be a source of inspiration, a reminder, something to laugh about, and a million other things. It’s also fun to discuss quotes with other readers and what the quote means to them.
“By way of this unprecedented, unbridled literary promiscuity, I have made some pleasant discoveries.”
― Anna Lyndsey,
09. New Book Smell
It’s like new car smell, but better! Ahhhh, books!
10. Flipping Book Pages
I love technology, and I’ve been into e-readers pretty much since they’ve been on the scene. Before then, I did read books on my laptops and PCs. However, for all my technology loving ways, nothing is as comforting as flipping through pages. It might be a psychological thing with me, but there’s something calming and delightful about the act that no e-reader will ever be able to replicate.
What bookworm delights are you digging?