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Happy Tuesday, internets! I’m jumping back into TTT to share 10 bookish delights that I absolutely would die for. I mean, not literally!
That time I discovered AUDIOBOOKS
Audiobooks has just made things faster for me reading wise. PLUS don’t you just LOVE it when a narrators take the book to a whole other level of AWESOMENESS? I know audiobooks isn’t for everyone, but for those who love it, it is a Godsend! I am now able to “read” while driving, which is SUPER AWESOME!
Finding out a book character has the same name as me
Okay, I know this sounds STUPID and shallow but I LOVE reading a book when the main character has the exact name as moi! I think this goes back to my childhood when I couldn’t find a character that I had the same name with. Maybe because I have an unusual name? Also, I hated my name then. LOL, I did get my wish when I read Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, though.
Attending a book signing…and finding out the author is really SUPER NICE
Don’t you just love it when you meet the author and they are super nice, and down to earth? I am so lucky to have met awesome authors in the few book signings that I went to. After all the negativity and some bad author behavior, I felt super jaded, that is until I started going to book signings AND following authors on social media.
When the author KNOWS ME BY NAME!
OMG YES! Related to above, it is just amazing when an author not only REMEMBERS you, but knows you BY NAME! So only one author has recognized me by name BUT it just blew me away! I totally understand when authors just can’t remember you, because I am horrible at faces and I know they meet a lot of fans. I had one author I met two consecutive weekends who didn’t remember me and apologized, but that’s okay.
Want to know which author remembered me, NOT ONLY by my name but my nickname? (DOUBLE AWESOME!) The wonderful Sabrina Jeffries! Sadly, I have no photo of both of us because Pierre is a horrible photographer!
Attending a book event and talking to people in line…and discovering that you like the same books!
I usually go to book signings by myself. Yes, I am a perpetual loner, but it’s actually super fun when you stand in line and you strike up a conversation with random fans who also went to the event by themselves! The things you find out about other fans are so amazing! The common issues we book lovers have is that WE ARE THE ONLY BOOKWORMS IN OUR FAMILY and NO ONE IN OUR FAMILY UNDERSTANDS US! I swear I’ve had this conversation multiple times with different people it just makes me happy (and sad because why doesn’t anyone else in my family read right?!) because I am NOT alone! <3
Even though my husband reads, he doesn’t do book discussions. He also doesn’t understand my book hangovers.
Discovering a new FAVORITE read
I love it when I pick a random book, even a hyped book, and discover that I absolutely LOVE it! Don’t you? Also discovering that blogger friends (and even random strangers at book signings – see above) LOVE it too! Most especially if this read BECOMES a re-read! Because don’t you even love REREADING favorites?!
I also love discovering that a book I had put on hold is now a FAVORITE! Why has it been put on hold? I have no freaking idea, but this has happened multiple times than I can count! And I love it even more when said book revitalizes my love for the genre!
Bookish merch! <3
I great thing about modern technology is the bookish merch that we readers get! I know back then, there were only a handful, like Barbie as [insert fairy tale name here] or something of the sort. Now, we have a multitude of stuff ranging from mugs, pins, pillows, decals, cases, jewelry….the list goes on! I mean, FUNKO POPS!
When a book to movie adaptation is GOOD!
There are only a handful of movies that were based on books where I enjoyed both book and movie. Let’s be honest, we all thought that City of Bones was horrible, right? I mostly think about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets as one of my best HP movies. I remember the very first time I read HP and had that feeling of wonder when I walked into Diagon Alley. Well, I had the exact same feeling when I saw the movie for the very first time! <3
The only reason why I am not mentioning LOTR because (gasp!) I haven’t read the books yet. And I probably won’t.
Attending bookish events
I just started attending bookish events. As much I would LOVE to go to BEA, it’s just not possible for me to attend. FORTUNATELY, we had (and will have) 2 events here in SoCal that are free! the LA Times Festival of Books and Yallwest! YAY YAY YAY! Plus, I also went to the RT Convention a couple of weeks ago!
I am definitely planning to attend more next year!
The old book smell
There are a select few scents that I absolutely would DIE for. One of them is the old book smell. OMG if I could bottle that heavenly scent, I would! You know what, I think there might be scents for sale already!
What bookish delights do you love? Do you agree with my picks? Share your thoughts below!