1. Staying up all night to finish the book
We've all done it, how could you stop reading now? The plot has just thickened! I think my best record was the summer I reread all the Harry Potter books. Not a lot of sleep happened that summer.
2. A cozy blanket, an awesome book and my dog warming my feet
I have the coziest blanket, the best dog and great taste in books. That is a great recipe for a truly perfect evening.
3. When books I love reference other books I loveI get so giddy when I'm reading along and BAM there's a reference to Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. It just warms me to my very core.
4. When the metaphors come full circle
Nothing is quite as satisfying as when the metaphor from the beginning comes full circle.
5. Sun bathing with an ice cold Diet Dr Pepper and The Great Gatsby
I know what you're saying, "Really? Gatsby? That's a depressing love story." But I don't like love stories. I like literature, and Fitzgerald writes wonderful literature. His prose is smooth and no one describes summer heat quite like he does.
6. The perfect neck pillow
OK, to be honest, I haven't found it yet. I have chronic neck pain and it really puts a damper on my reading. Let me know if you find a good, affordable option.
7. Shopping for books
My husband was pretty sure that I would cut down on my book buying once I became a librarian, boy was he wrong! I love going to book stores, shopping online, book trades and pretty much anywhere I can discover new books.
8. Unique writing style
Oh every chapter is written from another person's point of view and at the end of the book, they all meet for the climax of the story... that's fun but a truly beautiful writing style in a unique narrative is something special. Don't tell me the story, make me feel it. I want to have my outlook on the world changed. I want to think about the author's words as I fall asleep. I want to find my new favorite quote.
I have probably purchased about 20 different bookmarks in the past and know where three are. But I love getting new ones. They can range from classy and expensive to laminated Chewbacca. Regardless, I am always on the look out for new ones.
Shocking, I'm sure I'm the only book blogger who likes libraries. When I was a kid, my dad used to take me to the library on Saturdays. My siblings all talked about all the vacations they used to go on and it always made me jealous. But I knew my dad really loved me because of those Saturday trips to the library. My favorite memories with my dad are at that library.