Tuesday, 26 April 2016

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten bookworm delights

(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)

I am a bookworm.
There are so many things that I adore about being a bookworm: the limited edition collectible editions of books, the events, the merch. But these ten things are the pinnacle of bookworm delights, and I don't know how I'd live without any of them.

10) Rereading books you love
Okay, sometimes this one can go terribly and horribly wrong. You decide to reread a book you loved as a child, and it disappoints you and stomps on your heart. However, a lot of the time they're EVEN BETTER! I read 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' again for my Classics Challenge, and I loved it so much more the second time around because I could appreciate it more as an adult.

9) Discovering an adorable independent bookshop
I mean, I love Waterstones as much as the next bookworm, but sometimes it's wonderful to support independent booksellers, and finding a place with a wonderful atmosphere and great stock? That's a brilliant find.

8) Subscription boxes
Owlcrate and Illumicrate are the only ones that I personally receive, but I'm so tempted by Fairyloot... They're all so gorgeous!

7) Being surrounded by books
It might be a health hazard, but it gives your home character and means you'll never be bored in your life. 

6) Debut authors
A brand new shiny author? Don't mind if I do! It's so exciting to see new authors emerging: it means I can follow their progression as they release more books and gain huge followings, and it's always nice to be a hipster and say that I liked an author before they were cool. 

5) Finding a brilliant new blog
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING? HOW DID I NOT KNOW YOU EXISTED? *frantically smashes follow button*

4) The bookish community
I am Eeyore, and all of my wonderful blog readers and bookish friends are giving me huge cuddles and bringing happiness and joy into my life. I wasn't an active member of the YA community until a few months ago, when I gathered the courage to join in with Twitter chats, and now I can't imagine not having weekly discussions with everyone. 

3) Alternate covers
Particularly when they're so much more beautiful than the original covers. The only downside to this is finding the space to store multiple editions, and having the money to keep buying brand new complete sets!

2) Cait at Paper Fury's Society6 store
Not only is Cait a wonderful blogger, she makes amazing book and blogging related merch. I want everything she sells, and the best part is that the prices are not extortionate! 

If you're one of my American readers, you can switch this out for BEA (Book Expo America), but I had to choose the biggest UK YA convention around. I haven't attended YALC yet, but I might be going this year - if I do, I'm sure it'll be the best experience of my bookish life. 

I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! What are your bookworm delights?


  1. I'm intrigued by the idea of subscription boxes. I used to love getting books in the mail each month when I was a little girl.

    1. They're so brilliant: it's like a Christmas surprise every single month!

  2. Ohh I also love alternate covers! It's just sad when other countries are better than your own. :( Great TOP 10!
    My TTT.

    1. It definitely does - especially when shipping them over costs so much!

  3. I love the alternate covers on the Mortal Instrument books. I also enjoy many of the things you lists. Great list!

  4. ahhhh! LOVE THESE!! And a million bonus points for the Cinderella gif :D My TTT

  5. Good list! I didn't knot that Cait @ Paper Fury even had a store. Cool! I enjoy many of the same things you do too!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

    Happy reading!!

    1. I only found out about it because she posted about it on Twitter! I haven't managed to purchase anything yet, but soon... :P