Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Bookworm Delights

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here

April 26: Top Ten Bookworm Delights

What is it that makes me love books so much - other than its contents, of course. Just about anything that has to do with them, from the look to the feel to the smell ... Anyway, here is my list of bookworm delights, not really in order of importance, just in order that they came to me.

1. The book cover, especially if they relate to the story, if they show what it might be about, when it gives you the idea what could happen in the book.

2. A new book. It always smells so nice and flipping through the pages like a deck of cards is one of the nicest things you can do with a new book.

3. Finding a book that I've been looking for for ages in a shop, especially in a used bookstore. Reminds me of treasure hunting.

4. Finding a reader, somewhere, on the train, at the doctor ... who reads a book I have read. Yet another joy of real books vs. ebooks, you can always see the cover and then see what the other before.

5. Reading in a quiet corner on a rainy day with a cup of coffee next to me.

6. Looking at my bookshelves. Saying hello to all the books I ever read as if they were old friends. Stories come back to mind as soon as I see the book. Almost as good as reading them again. Almost.

7. Taking a book anywhere I go. Trips, doctor's appointments, hairdresser, anywhere I might have to wait for a while. I'm never bored.

8. Talking about a book. Be it with a good friend, in a book club or with a total stranger you happen upon

9. Discovering an author new to me who has been writing a lot of books before.

And last but not least:
10. Travelling the world. Even though - due to my illness, I cannot go out much and travel even less, I can "visit" any place I want with my book. Even travel in time.

There are many many more reasons why I love books and many many more things I love about books, this is just a random, quick list of a few of those points.


  1. May I add finding someone in the blog world, you, who has introduced me to so many new books.

    1. Aaaawww. That is so nice of you, Janet. I love our almost daily talks. You are my most faithful follower and there is so much we have in common. I guess you belong in category 8 in this list but I love your addition.

      Happy reading,

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

    1. Thank you so much. I will head over to your list right away. I always try to catch a few of the other contributors but am always happy when they approach me, as well.

      Have a good day,