Sky rockets in flight, afternoon delight…

Posted On 26 April 2016

Filed under Book Reviews

Comments Dropped 44 responses


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

‘Top Ten Bookworm Delights’

  1. First on the list has got to be book tokens.  I know people would sooner buy an actual gift or book but it’s not possible really because it’s highly likely that people would buy me a book I already own!  I.  Love.  Book.  Gift.  Vouchers.  Guilt free book shopping!  And, in fact, I usually feel quite disappointed if I don’t receive book tokens for birthdays and Christmas!
  2. The next one is a double edged sword.  This is when people come to you, in work, or friends, etc, and say ‘ohh, you like reading, I’ve brought you some books that I’m getting rid of’!  1.  I don’t like to look a gift horse in the mouth.  2.  I’m always really excited to receive a bag of books.  3.  Very rarely does that aforementioned person have the same taste in books; and finally, 4. Just because I like reading doesn’t mean I want everybody’s old books!  Unless they’re SFF of course – and then yes please!  Basically this never quite lives up to expectations.
  3. Checking out forthcoming books – I really shouldn’t but I can’t help it.  I love to look at up and coming releases!
  4. Seeing somebody out and about reading a book that I love – this actually turns me into a bit of a book stalker because I desperately want to speak to that person and see if they’re loving that book!  Which is really bad – because there’s nothing that annoys me more than people speaking to me, that I don’t know, about the book I’m reading!  Ahh, the dilemma, the conflict!
  5. Going on holiday – no work, no chores, no gardening = lots of free time, not to mention travel time.  Beautiful, book reading time.
  6. This is the best one on the list I think – finding a brilliant book when you least expected to. Nothing makes me happier.
  7. Finding out about new books from my favourite authors.  Oh yeah!!
  8. Reading a book that makes me want to find out more about something.  Makes me want more knowledge – history for example!  Sometimes I read a book and then I have to go and check out the facts and just cram myself with more information about a certain character or period of time.
  9. A definite date!  No, not that type of date – a definite, confirmed, bona fide release date for a book that I’ve been keeping my beady eye on.
  10. Finding a lovely comfy chair, a nice glass of something delicious, a wonderful book – and then falling down my own book hole!


44 Responses to “Sky rockets in flight, afternoon delight…”

  1. Tammy

    I’m laughing at #2! I finally stopped telling people I was a book collector after getting several of those unsolicited bags of books. I mean, really? It just proves that people who aren’t real readers just don’t get us:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I’m not knocking anybody else’s taste in books but just because I like reading doesn’t mean I like ‘all’ books! People just see you with your nose in a book and that’s it!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    And by the way, now I’ve got that song stuck in my head! (Which is ok because I love ABBA.)

  3. Ioana @ booksreenchanted

    Great list! Love being pleasantly surprised and YES to holidays and major uninterrupted reading time 🙂

  4. _giovannard

    It’s always great when your favorite author comes out with a new book! I always want to buy it right away, but then realize it won’t be out for MONTHS! 😐 But once it is out, it’s so satisfying when you finally have the book in your hands! 🙂 Great TOP TEN!
    My TTT.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I’m so impatient and hate waiting for months for new books – which is why sometimes I hope off and wait for the full series to be released!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Jamie Wu

    #4 is definitely something I experience too, especially since there’s no many actual readers in my area. At least not public readers. So when someone is holding a book, I strain my neck to try and catch a glimpse of the cover.

  6. anovelglimpse

    I love #8. I felt that way after reading Meg Wolitzer’s Belzhar. I wanted to find out more about The Bell Jar after that. Great list!

    My TTT:

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    #5 speaks directly to my heart! 🙂

  8. jessicabookworm

    Great list! There really is nothing better then finding a lovely comfy chair, a nice glass/mug of something delicious, a wonderful book 🙂 Sadly people never seem to buy me book vouchers 😦

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, deep sigh and falls into a worm hole! I’ve been quite insistent with people about the vouchers – really explicitly told them how happy they make me!

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    This list is spot-on, Lynn! I love receiving book vouchers/gift certificates too, but people so rarely get them for me. Confession: I’m the person who will always talks to people reading my fave books. They probably hate it but I can’t help myself! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I do that too. I was in a book shop recently and heard too guys chatting about a book and I just totally butted in and told them they had to read it! To their credit they went and bought it – maybe I was scowling at the time!
      I love gift certificates. I think over time I’ve made people realise that it’s not an impersonal gift but something that I really love!
      Lynn 😀

  10. Nicole.Ilene

    So many good ones on this list! Related to your number one is that I love being the resident bookworm at work because I tend to get the free books 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      My work actually has one of those reading exchange libraries where people bring books in and leave it on the shelf and others just help themselves and then return it or another book – it’s a pretty good idea I think.
      Lynn 😀

      • Nicole.Ilene

        That sounds like perfection right there 🙂

      • @lynnsbooks

        It’s a pretty good system really, and nobody abuses it which is really good. Once you take the books in, obviously you don’t expect them back but you take others and bring them back and it just all kind of works out.
        Lynn 😀

  11. Greg

    Okay I know that’s a song but I’m trying to figure out the band/ performer, and I’m drawing a blank. Darn it! 🙂 Anyway I agree with #1, I love book card gifts and getting to get free books. And being on vacation and having lots of time to read. Nothing better. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Would you believe that I don’t know the artist – Tammy in the comments though Abba but I’m not sure tbh! (the only reason I recalled the lyrics was because it was out of a film!) Confession over!
      Lynn 😀

  12. Caitlin Stern

    I might take books from people who want to give them to me, but I only read them if they seem interesting. Otherwise, it’s ‘get rid of these for me.’

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve actually got really firm about it – unless I think I will cause offence which I don’t want to do – usually now I just say ‘sorry, I’ve already got so many waiting to be read’!
      Lynn 😀

  13. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Great list!! 🙂 I think my two favorites are those unexpected gems and new books by favorite authors. 🙂

  14. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

    Still on the lookout for that perfect comfy chair to read in, but the dream lives! I love seeing strangers reading books I love, I always try to remark on it, even if it’s just to say it’s a really good book. Great list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s very satisfying – that, and talking to people who are buying books – I especially love it if someone asks me for advice – then I can properly get involved!
      Lynn 😀

  15. Carrie

    #4 – LOL – yes! My TTT

  16. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes, so many wonderful little delights in this list! I think most people are reluctant to pick up gift cards for their loved ones because “it’s so impersonal” and generally I would agree – but books are the one exception in my eyes! I don’t think I know too many book lovers who would actually prefer to be gifted an actual book (that they may or may not end up liking/wanting) over a gift card where they can take to a store to buy whatever they want to their heart’s delight.

    And I love looking at upcoming books too! Whenever I see a new catalog from a favorite publisher pop up on Edelweiss, I always go browsing 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I actually love to get gift tokens – in fact, in a way, it’s opened up my mind to the whole gift voucher idea. It’s just lovely guilt free shopping.
      Lynn 😀

  17. espressodream

    #2 I have that same issue…not as often though. Oh I missed out on the being surprised by a good read for my own list! That one is always good…I love it when I don’t really expect much but suddenly the book becomes an amazingly good read…that rarely happens for me as well 😅 Good list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love that feeling and I’ve had a few books where that has happened in the last year or so. Such a good feeling.
      Lynn 😀

  18. Marie @ drizzleandhurricanebooks

    Oh yes, I love it when I’m surprised by a book, in a great sense, when I just love it suddenly, and so, so much. It’s the best feeling! 🙂 What a great list 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thank you – it is a great feeling to find a good book where you’re least expecting. Like making a new friend.
      Thanks for stopping by and sorry for my late reply – currently on hols.
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Marie, sorry I’m late getting back – on hols and chilling out too much! (If it’s possible to chill out too much that is! )
      Lynn 😀

  19. Carmen

    I have redeemed my father’s credit card rewards for Kindle gift cards, which is the perfect gift because I get to buy those books I can’t otherwise afford unless Amazon lowers its prices. Sometimes I get double lucky…And my favorite author coming up with a new release, heaven!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I just have some books that I want, that are expensive, so gift tokens are so perfect. I love guilt free shopping.
      Lynn 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s