This week’s Top Ten Tuesday we’re discussing what book related experiences make us truly happy. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. When our books fit perfectly on a shelf – It’s such a satisfying feeling when books naturally fit on a shelf without wasting space; like fitting a puzzle together. We’d also hate to run into a situation where a series has to be broken up or all the books by one author take up two shelves or even all of our favorites don’t fit
2. When covers of a series match/ Bookspines form a picture – It’s a big pet peeve of ours when publishers decide to change covers mid series, but unfortunately we can’t do too much about it. Save for The Winner’s trilogy. We also love repackaged look of Harry Potter paperbacks because the spines shows us Hogwarts and the new Percy Jackson covers form a larger image.
3. Owning a series in the same format – We’re sure a lot of you feel the same way.
4. Binge reading a really great book/series – Rarely do we find that one book we can’t put down until we read it all the way though and stay up all night for. Even rarer when it’s a whole series. (unless you’re Melissa who has no issues with this whatsoever)
5. When you use your favorite character bookmark, who greets you every time you open the page – The latest craze are those cute little magnetic bookmarks taking shape of our favorite book characters. Always discovering the ones we need to buy is a health hazard. We recommend (HappyHello, Magic Bookmarks , Beedoo, )
6. When you over hear people talking excitedly about a favorite book/author – It just warms our hearts! Though meeting new people who share the same interest in books is even more thrilling.
7. When you discover the book has a map inside, a surprise under the dust jacket, beautiful end pages, or art inside the dust jacket – We’re just like
8. Rainy days are the best excuse to stay in bed all day and read under the covers or wherever your favorite reading spot is
9. Pop Culture References in Books – We love discovering books that incorporate these references because it makes us happy! Most of the time you’d find pop culture references in contemporary books only. There are a few authors who’ve added it to their sci-fi dystopian (The Darkest Minds) or mythological retelling (Heroes of Olympus). Actually Becky Albertalli previously discussed the dilemma of including pop culture references, which can be found here.
10. Coming home after a rough/ tiring day and getting lost in a book. – There are just now words to describe how rewarding that feels.
Let us know if you share similar bookish delights or link us to your list! We’d love to check them out!