Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s TTT is specifically on bookworm delights, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. 🙂 The last TTT I joined was a freebie, so I wrote about My Top Ten Book Peeves, and well, that kinda brought back some bad memories. 😛 Doing this was much more fun. Indeed, positivity trumps ranting anytime. 😉
1. Finding THAT ONE ELUSIVE BOOK to finally complete a collection! Coz I’m a completist like that. 😉
2. Beautiful hardbound books. 🙂
These clothbound books by Coralie Bickford-Smith are so divine. 🙂 I admit I judge a book by its cover. I doubt I would be able to read all of these (nakakapanghinayang, baka madumihan 😛 ). But just looking at them already brings me joy. 🙂
I heart this set of Jane Austen books IN PINK LEATHER!!!! 🙂 By Juniper Books.
Childhood reads in cute and colorful covers. By Puffin Classics.
3. As a corollary to #2 above, a lovely library. 🙂 At the least, a well-curated bookshelf. 😎
4. Curling up in bed with a good book, sipping a hot drink on a cold weather. So cliche. But true. 🙂 I suddenly feel nostalgic for class suspensions due to strong rains, when I don’t have to get up so early, and can just stay in bed all day, reading a book (or watching K-dramas 😉 ) Oh wait, I have to get up to prepare that hot drink. 😛
5. Reading to/with my son. ❤
6. Revisiting a childhood favorite. Brings back good memories of a time when life was simpler and worry-free. 🙂 My favorite childhood read is Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” Beth was my favorite, and I cried when she died. I shipped for Jo and Laurie, and was heartbroken she chose gnarly old Professor Bhaer over her childhood best friend. I have lukewarm feelings for Meg, bordering on indifference–she seemed like a corny Ate. 😮 And I hate Amy, that
snake sneak, especially when she ended up with Laurie. When I first read “Little Women”, I was younger than Amy, and it felt like I was the fifth and youngest sister. I re-read every couple of years or so, still crying each time Beth died :-P, getting older than each sister, until there came a point that I was already older than Meg. Now, I probably as old as… Marmee! 😛 )
7. An exhilarating read.
8. A satisfying conclusion. 😎
9. Beautifully drawn books. I’m *looking* at you, Jim Kay-illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
10. Quotes that are succinctly stated and so personal as if relating to me. I sometimes have to fight the urge to highlight them! 😛
How about you? What book-related things make you happy? (Conversely, what book-related things irritate you? 😛 We can discuss about those here.)