Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
That Feeling When…Bookish Delights
I don’t know if you’ve ever used the abbreviations TFW or if it’s just a gaming community thing but it’s a stand-in for “that feel (or feels/feeling) when [context]” so this will be a list of TFW moments that can otherwise be classified as bookish delights; basically anything book related that makes you happy.
Because feels said so.
TFW Hanging Out With the Community
This could be at a bookstore, chilling at a signing, grabbing some pub grub and drinks, or even doing absolutely nothing somewhere. The conversations could be bookish (and it usually is something book related) but the point is: fun times are fun times, and to sit bar side with fellow book community members drinking and talking nonsense about books and shit — well, take that sweeping stereotype of bookworms.
TFW An Author Remembers You (or at least knows of you)
I melt, you melt, everyone melts. The zen of jello into puddle (say it with me: “I am jello” — unless of course they remember you for a negative review or something then good luck?)
TFW A Book Encourages The Use of Expletives
I call it the “holy fuck adsdsadjhsaduisagd” level of greatness. Inversely, there’s also the “what the fuck is this shit” level of disappointment…but we don’t talk about that here. Not in this post anyways.
TFW Notifications Ping Your Devices
What’s there to say? Visibility is a wonderful feeling; especially in this vast abyss of the Internet.
TFW A Black Sheep Finds Another Black Sheep
I’m not the most well-rounded reader in terms of enjoying “popular” books. In most cases, I dislike most of them for varying reasons. So when someone can be like “yeah, it was pretty bad” — you get me.
TFW A Book is on Discount
I frolic when I come across a discount. Books are getting increasingly expensive and since I mainly buy hardcovers when possible (call me a HC snob, whatever), it’s nice when I don’t have to pay the full cover price.
TFW …Oh, Hello Parcel!
It’s even better when you don’t know which parcel it’s supposed to be or what could possibly be inside.
TFW Skeptical Reading Pays Off
Look: I’m all for being excited by cliffhangers and explosive endings that are interesting or catch me off guard. However, I’m also one to be quite satisfied if I’m able to predict (or best guess) the ending so long as the storytelling holds up to it (if that makes sense?). There’s this fine line between predictability by proxy of shoddy writing and a story that–with skeptical reading–encourages you to follow the trail of Easter eggs.
TFW Embossed Cover Designs Are Therapeutic
Stroke it. Feel it. Do things to it. — thoughts you’ve had while cover lusting.
TFW Coveting a Fandom Before It Becomes Mainstream
Like I was the “original” fan, okay? OKAY?
p.s. I skimmed some lists to see what others are doing and SO MANY OF YOU ENJOY DECKLED EDGES AND I’M LIKE “YOU DO YOU…BUT I DON’T GET IT.”