Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Top Ten Bookworm Delights

Top Ten Bookworm Delights
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

1) Meeting your favorite author
I've been very fortunate to attend a few events that  put me in the path of some of my favorite authors.  While I very rarely have anything brilliant to say to them, it's nice to have the opportunity to let them know how much I appreciate what they do.  And then, of course, there are the picture of them with my favorite traveling buddy :)

2) Getting an Advanced Reader's Copy (of a book you've been eyeing)
Every once in a great while, a book I'm super excited about will pop up on Net Galley.  And every once in a great while, I'll get approved to read the advanced copy before it hits the shelf.  And boy is it fun to walk around my library and gloat :)

3) Falling in love with a new book (especially when you're in the depths of a deep reading rut)
I seem to fall into a lot of deep, awful reading ruts that I fear I will never climb out of.  But then a book will come along that was just the right book at just the right moment, and I realize why I love reading so much.  This experience is followed closely by the joy of sharing that new love with others whether they want me to or not :)

4) Zoning out in public places while reading because the book is so intriguing
While this can bring some interesting looks, and occasionally interesting conversations, I love that moment when you've forgotten that there is anyone around you and all you can focus on is the book in front of you :)

5) Post-it noting your favorite parts/quotes in a book (and then realizing you kind of post-it noted the entire thing)
Does anyone else do this?  I don't write in my books or fold pages, but I do post it note.  A lot.  I love marking sections that I'll want to quickly return to on a whim :)

6) Reading a book with a reading buddy
And not necessarily as a part of a book club.  My reading buddy over at Book Plots & Polka Dots and I have read through all of Gail Carriger's series together.  It is SO much fun getting to immediately react with someone and receive an immediate reaction in return.  It probably made me love the books far more than I would have on my own.  A shared reading adventure :)

7) When an author favorites your tweet or Instagram
I can't convey the joy this brings me :)

8) Bars and restaurants with literary themed drinks/food items
There's an awesome brewery on the eastside of Indianapolis called Books & Brews.  It's part book store and part restaurant/brewhouse, but it's all around awesome.  There's a sandwich called Return of the King and a delicious stout known as Portrait of the Stout as a Young Man.  It's just a little cool with movie nights, gaming opportunities, and live music :)

9) Finding a book you NEED for your home library on sale
Hello Half Price Books.  My name is Emily.  I can only visit you once a month to keep from going broke :)

10) Fun chapter titles (especially if they are song quotes/puns)
There are so many great books that have awesome chapter titles.  The foreshadowing of chapter titles in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak just about broke me, while the musical puns in Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride and explanatory titles of Mothership by Martin Leicht made me oh so happy :)

*About halfway through creating this list I realized I was ending each explanation with the stupid smiley face.  Then it became a challenge to continue the trend.  And then I realized that this here is my blog, and by golly, I'll do it even if there's no reason to smile :)

**I wrote this post listening to Bleacher's Strange Desire.  It was awesome.  You should check it out on iTunes and just try to fight the urge to dance around your house.

Happy reading!


  1. ARCs and authors liking you on social media- doesn't get much better than that!

  2. Good list! I enjoy many of the same things you do too!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/04/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-bookworm.html

    Happy reading!!

  3. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-54/


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