Top Ten Tuesday | Things this Bookworm Delights In
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?
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.