Top Ten Tuesday | Bookworm Delights

The theme for today’s Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish – is Bookworm Delights. Basically, things that bookworms like that are not books. Here are my personal favorites:

  1. First on my list is something I think is probably on every single Top Ten Tuesday list this week: the smell of books. Specifically, the smell of old books. I may or may not have both a candle and a perfume that smell like old books. For me, it’s the best smell in the world, so why would I not want to smell like books?
  2. As an extremely introverted bookworm, I love rainy days, something we don’t see nearly enough of in Southern California. There is nothing lovelier than curling up near a window with a fuzzy blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book and listening to the rain.
  3. Staying up all night reading. We’ve all done it. And we’ve all regretted it the next day (I fell asleep in a swimming pool the day after going to a midnight release party for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, immediately going home and reading the whole thing). But there’s just something magical about sitting in bed, filled with adrenaline, and pouring through words on a page while the world around you is silent.
  4. One of my favorite things as a bookworm is meeting my favorite authors. So far, I’ve been able to meet two of my all-time favorite authors, Neil Gaiman and Pierce Brown, and I still get giddy when I think about it. It helps that they’re genuinely two of the nicest people in the universe and now I love them even more.
  5. I read a lot of books. But very rarely do I fall in love with them. Finding a new favorite book is one of the best parts of being a bookworm. It’s almost like reading Harry Potter for the first time. Almost.
  6. When I’m having a bad day/week/month, one thing that usually cheers me up is visiting a used bookstore. There’s a small chain of bookstores in LA/Orange County that sell everything for $1. Everything. Needless to say, I’m a little bit obsessed. And walking out with a two-foot-high stack of books for under $20? Yeah, that makes me smile.
  7. In the past couple of years, I’ve listened to quite a few audiobooks (they make my long commute bearable). One of my favorite things is when authors read their own audiobooks. I just love it! My favorites (so far) are Neil Gaiman (his voice is as magical as his writing), Alice Walker, and Caitlin Moran.
  8. One of my favorite parts of being a bookworm is having a book with you whenever you get bored. I always have a ton of books on my iPhone (which is always with me) and I carry a very large purse that usually contains at least one book. Usually more than one. I spend a lot of time waiting, so I love being able to use that time to read instead of doing nothing.
  9. For me, at least, there is a certain kind of high that comes from finishing a book in a single sitting. It immediately makes me want to keep going and read all the books. Which is why I loved doing Dewey’s readathon this past weekend, even though it was exhausting.
  10. Finally, one of my favorite bookish things is book inspired merchandise. I will basically buy anything that has anything to do with books. Lipstick named after Harry Potter characters, candles that smell like the Shire, socks with book titles on them, I love it all.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what your favorite bookish delight is in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Bookworm Delights

  1. All of these are wonderful, though I’m sad to say I haven’t met any authors. 😦 One thing you mentioned that I didn’t even think of when making my list is discovering a new favorite book. Reading as much as I do, it’s a special thing when I find a book that I know will stick with my forever,

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