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Top Ten Tuesday | Things this Bookworm Delights In


Top Ten Tuesday at RissiWrites.com

Oh, dear bookish world, how much do I love thee? Let’s count some of the reasons why I take such fangirl delight in thee so.

As the last week of April closes in on us (where did this month go!?), today’s Top Ten Tuesday asks us to share some of the bookworm delights we bookish people like. Well, this prompt could go any number of ways and as such, I’ve decided to not follow the prompts actual meaning while also sharing some of the “bookworm delights” that we might find as a kind of collector of bookish items. Although to be fair, this time is was totally unintentional. I spaced when it came to following its intended purpose.

Broke and Bookish April 26th Topic
Top Ten Bookworm Delights  
 
Here’s how today’s post breaks down. The first five things on the list are bookish things I delight in when it comes to narrative, appearance or anything generally about the book. (Today's meme was meant to be more about the experiences or appearance of a book - i.e., deckled edges, we delight in.) The second half is a collection of five bookish items every bookworm needs.  But, this list is what it is. So, there's that.

Let’s have a look at how it all came together! 

Bookworm Delights | Things I Like In Stories 

1. Armchair Adventure | Finding books that take their characters outside of the normal scope of comfort (i.e., Small Town USA) is rare. Finding books that take their stories to overseas places or even big cities is even more rare albeit something I crave. Examples of settings I’m particularly fond of are Liz Johnson’s The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island), Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss (Paris), or Hillary Manton Lodge’s “Two Blue Doors” trilogy (Portland). 

2. Contemporary Fiction | The world of contemporary fiction isn’t a novelty in the world of fiction however it is one of my greatest delights in this world. Much as I adore BBC period drama, my fiction preferences is, overall, all about the contemporaries.  

3. Cover Models | Many of the readers in the blogosphere who I talk with don’t really like the use of faces or models on novels. In fact, my mother isn't much of a fan. For her, this is because she likes to conjure up her own idea of the hero (or heroine). Since I’ve seen some amazing cover designs using models (hello, The Selection series!), I’m pro model on cover designs. What are your thoughts on this substantially important bookish topic? 
 

4. Family Sagas | Authors like Hillary Manton Lodge, Melissa Tagg or Becky Wade write amazing familial stories that are perfect for people who like chick lit movies done a-la My Big Fat Greek Wedding style. 
 

5. Heroes on Book Covers | Much as I adore cute "couple covers," I also appreciate and like when a strong and noble male character is featured on a book cover. Examples of books that did this right are Dani Pettrey's Cold Shot and any of Ronie Kendig's novels which often tie into her military stories by featuring real American heroes and veterans. How amazing is this? 
 
Bookworm Delights | Bookworm Shopping
 

6. Baubles, Beads and Stuff, Insurgent-Inspired Necklace | Adding this to the list is a sign of bias since "Baubles" owned and operated by my mother and I. However since the design I am featuring is my mom’s elegant work (as is most of the designs whereas I take on more of the "technical" work the shop requires), I don’t feel badly. (I like to show off her amazing designs!)
 

7. Books and Beverages, the Shoppe | Jamie is a lovely blogging friend and one of my INSPYs Advisory Board team members. In this last year, she launched a lovely shop that is full of bookish goodness!
 

8. Evie SEO | Evie’s Society 6 shop is amazing. It’s full of amazing bookworm items from YA literature to classic literature like Jane Austen or Jane Eyre.
 

9. Funko | These aren’t exclusive to bookworms, but they are popular to the bookish community and they sure do look great on bookshelves.
 
10. And... apparently, I could only think of four bookish shopping destinations to mention. What are some of your book shopping obsessions!? Comment down below.
 

That’s a wrap on another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! What are some of your “bookworm delights”? How did you put together today’s prompt? As always, you’re most welcome to leave your post links below (I’d love to visit) and share any bookish thoughts you have.  

Thank you, as always, for being a reader and for visiting today.  

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  1. I don't have any Funko Pop figurines but there are a couple I'd like to have on my shelf. :)

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    1. They're SO cute, Lauren. If you're anything like me, once you start, you might not be able to stop. ;)

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  2. Books and Beverages, Shoppe is new to me. Thanks for the link. What a nice varied list.
    My TTT Bookworm Delights

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    1. You're welcome, Anne - and BB, The Shoppe is amazing! Happy browsing. :)

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  3. Lovely list :-) I can totally relate to so many of these! Contemporary fiction is one of my favourite genres.

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    1. Thanks, Chrissi; and mine too. There's something about contemporary that has remained my "happy place" reading. :)

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  4. Nice idea to do the list like this. Shopping is always great and especially when it's for books or books relatd things. Here's mine: TTT :)

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    1. Agreed, Yulia. It's even more fun when you spot something that you know you absolutely *need* for your bookshelf. ;) Thanks so much for visiting - excited to visit your Top 10 Tuesday post, and blog.

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  5. I love the necklace in your photo - is that one of your Moms designs? Where can we buy them?
    My TTT

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    1. The 6th item on this list (Baubles, Beads and Stuff) is indeed one of my mom's necklaces, yes, Sue. She always designs amazing things! You can visit BaublesBeadsAndStuff.etsy.com (or the link is embedded above in the TTT list). :)

      Thanks for asking - and for visiting! Always glad to chat you with. :)

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  6. I'm not a big fan of cover models, unless they actually look like the person described in the book. If not, then what's the point? :| Great Top Ten!
    My TTT.

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    1. Totally understandable, Giovanna. :) Thanks so much for visiting - off to read your Top 10 Tuesday post.

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  7. Lovely list, Rissi! The Selection series has amazing covers, indeed. Baubles, Beads, and Stuff has such pretty jewelry! And Evie Seo has lovely things as well. You put together a great list, as always! :)

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    1. Thanks, Miranda - and I agree! Evie SEO has amazing things. My next buy is so going to be one of her laptop skins. They're amazing (or they look it). Thanks so much for visiting, as always. :)

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  8. #5 - heroes on book covers! Yes! I echo the ones you mentioned... and also... Jody Hedlund's A Noble Groom. Whew! :) My TTT

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    1. OhMyGosh! How could I forget Jody's A Noble Groom?! That is still one of my favorite historical novels; such a swoon-y story. :) Thanks, as always, for visiting, Carrie.

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  9. Oh my goodness, this list is #GOALS ... haha! I like cover models too (as long as they resemble the character) and family sagas are usually amazing. Baubles, Beads, and Stuff has gorgeous jewelry, Jamie's Shoppe is so cool, and I adore Evie Seo's designs. Yay to Funko Pops! They're definitely great for sprucing up the bookshelves. :)

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    1. I had fun with this one (as always), Bakah, though why I couldn't come up with one more thing (to make ten), I don't know! *sigh* Anyway, I agree. Jamie's shoppe is amazing! Love her fun stuff (and of course, I'm always willing to hype my mother's jewelry designs); Evie's stuff is amazing, Funko's so cute. As for books, cover models are always a favorite use of design but I totally understand why some people don't like them as well. Nothing wrong with that. :)

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  10. I haven't visited any of these bookish shops, but I'm going to now. Thanks for the recs!

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    1. My pleasure, Alicia. Happy visiting. :)

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  11. 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!!

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    1. Thanks. These top 10 Tuesday posts are always fun. :) Off to visit yours.

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  12. There are some great family sagas!
    I wouldn't say that I prefer cover models, but I do like when they jive with what I have imagined.;)
    I will have to check out the shops!
    I love the Insurgent inspired necklace!

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    1. - Yes, yes there are!
      - I totally understand this. Most readers are the opposite of me. :)
      - Cool. Jamie's is of course amazing, and I don't mind hyping my mother's jewelry. ;)
      - Thanks! My mom designed that one, and when she was done, I told her it looked like an Insurgent-inspired design. Needless to say, that's now how I promote it. :D

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  13. I've been meaning to order from your shop and I just found Evie's recently. So many fun things here on your list and so many things that I like too. :)

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    1. Thanks, Tressa. We're having fun with it - and I never mind oversharing my mom's work. :) As for Evie's shop, isn't it amazing!? Love all of her awesome designs (I want one of her laptop skins).

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  14. I actually don't like cover models.. but I do like the Selection Series models! That is probably the only series where the models work for me. As for Funko Pops, I've never really seen the appeal in them, but they do make cute Bookstagram props. Sometimes they are pretty costly, though!

    Thanks for stopping by Princessica of Books!

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    1. That's okay. This is part of the reason this bookish community is so awesome, Jess - because of our varying likes. :) I'm in the minority about cover models. I was the same regarding Funko. But then, well, I found one (Agent Carter, I think), and I haven't looked back. I know, it's a problem. ;)

      Thank you so much for the return visit! It was fun to stop by Princessica of Books. :)

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  15. One of my absolute favorite book-related shops: The Ring and the Lion on Etsy. All Tolkien- and C.s. Lewis-related items, and so lovely. I have like 6 of her pieces, including three mugs that I adore.

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    1. I adore Narnia, Rachel, so visiting The Ring and the Lion is a must! THANK YOU so much for suggesting the shop. Cannot wait to go shop now. :)

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