Monday, April 17, 2017
Top ten things that will instantly make me want to read a book
Okay, so I know that this is suppose to be more of a list about what things will always catch your attention if mentioned about a book, but my mind first went to things that will make me want to pick up a book, any old book.;)
1. The smell of new books
It's a dangerous thing, since a good old bookstore can convince me that I need to buy books just because they smell so good!;)
2. A good quote
I'm a sucker for a good quote! It makes me want to pick up a book by that author.
3. New covers
So far, I have managed to convince myself that I do not *need* these lovely books, since I already have lovely copies of most of these books.;) I still really love that Little Women though! (maybe my daughter will need it. You know, once she knows how to read for herself..;))
4. A good cup of tea
I know, so cliche, but a good cup of tea does make me long to curl up with a good book as well.
5. Road trips!
Okay, so this doesn't necessarily make me want to pick up a good book so much as over pack good books (which, I could remedy now with my Kindle! Gone are the days of packing at least a backpack of books to only touch one or two;)). I especially had this habit when I was a kid and would take a couple of books with me every where, including family get togethers.;)
Okay, so what catches my eye in a review or on Goodreads?
6. Pretty covers
I am a huge sucker for this one! A pretty cover will, sadly, bump a book up on my TBR list. (I know, so shallow!)
7. Boy next door story
I love these! Or, the friendship turned romance.
8. (clean) Regency
Yes, no one can outdo Jane Austen on this corner of the market, but I still like to pretend modern writers have a chance of making me happy.;) In all honesty, there is probably a 50% chance of me liking Regency novels, since it's a fine line of mimicking Austen's style and just plain copying her. I still like original story lines.
9. Cute chick lit
It seems like this is one of the harder categories for me to be happy with, though I still try. I like cute, sweet stories with no added junk in them, which can be hard to find with chick lit.
10. A good fairy tale re-telling
For some reason, it seems like I am usually pretty happy with the fairy tale re-tellings I come across.