Browsing through the vastness of the book blogging world, I noticed this really cool blog posting topic called Top Ten Tuesdays is a popular thing…and it looks like a lot of fun!
Thus, I’ve decided to start this Top Ten phenomenon people have been partaking in for quite sometime now. Every Tuesday, I’ll hopefully post a Top Ten item based off the marvelous The Broke and the Bookish list, where this actually originated from.
I know it’s Thursday…but I was late in the game and I really want to post the one from this week. So, I’ll be posting this on a Thursday (gasps!)…but only this once!
Enjoy & Happy Reading!
Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
Ten. Wanderlust: Whenever I go for long walks in forested areas or browse through the wanderlust section of Tumblr, I become eager to read a book about escaping and adventures. Since I can’t afford to travel much as I’m paying off my OSAP, the ability to read about wanderlust and adventure has recently begun to appeal much more than it used to.
Nine. Coming of Age: I recently discovered that an abundance of books I enjoyed growing up and to date are coming of age. There’s something about reading stories regarding the lessons we learn in life and moving towards the next ages of adolescents that greatly appeals to me. I get this nostalgia whenever I read that type of literature.
Eight. Dystopia: This is a new one! Yes, I’ve fallen into the trap of this latest trend in loving anything involving the concept of dystopia – books, films, television shows…you name it. I think part of the reason is being able to escape a world so involved in the latest technology, the best name brand clothing, and simply just living off the Earth. Let’s be real though – I would completely freak out in a dystopian future.
Seven. Children’s Literature / Fairy Tales: The nostalgia and dreamlike state from reading children’s literature and fairy tales makes my heart swoon. I have an enormous love for children’s literature and fairy tales; the lessons you learn in them are always phenomenally surreal, it becomes a huge mind opener. That alone is a large reason why I re-read children’s literature fairly often.
Six. Kelley Armstrong: I love Kelley Armstrong…if I could meet her, I would probably faint from the shock. She’s truly a remarkable author, writing such wonderful literature. I know when I’m about to read a novel by Armstrong it’s going to move to the top of my priority list, so I’ll deliberately clear my schedule to focus solely on the novel in my hands. No…I totally don’t have a problem.
Five. Short Stories: I have this issue with reading books yet not being able to finish them in one go. It’s like watching a movie and pausing halfway through…who does that!? I don’t have the patience to wait to know the ending of the novel; I definitely used to, but apparently it faded. The wonderful thing about short stories is I know I can finish them in one day and still have time for important “adulting” things (I loathe “adulting”). It makes my anxiety of not being able to finish a novel less overwhelming…
Four. Music: Certain songs, artists and music genres give me this reading mood. This is typically alternative or indie music, sometimes folk. Gabrielle Aplin’s music always makes me want to read. I haven’t the faintest idea why. It just does.
Three. Instagram Book Photography: Scrolling through the infinite lists of book photography on Instagram is just asking to stop everything and read. Seeing all the pretty pictures and the books I’ve yet to read makes me feel this bundle of joy and eagerness to read more, since I know books are my happy place.
Two. The Fall Season: Fall is my favourite season: the smell, the colours, the temperature, the cozy sweaters…it’s just wonderful. When I image reading, it’s always with a comfortable blanket and a cup of tea near a window, the scenery being that of the fall season. I’m not sure why this is, but this image is the reason I tend to read the most in the Fall season.
One. Bookstore or Library: Of course, seeing a mountain of books that are just at my grasp gives me the realization that my TBR list is slowly getting bigger and bigger…meaning I really need to read more! Authors keep coming out with more wonderful literature and there is still so much from the past that I haven’t had a chance to read yet. The time is now!
What makes you want to read?