Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was crated because they're particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish (and who isn't?). They're all about creating new lists including a little bit of everything and I've been meaning to participate for so long but always seemed to get behind. I've decided that's going to chance in the new year. So here we are and hopefully you'll head over to their page and check out what everyone else put up for this week's Top Ten.
Since just about all hours of the day I'd love to be curled up with a good book I wasn't sure how to go about this list. But I realized after thinking on it that certain terms, words, or phrases do make me instantly flash to a reading craving, and here's what I came up with.
Of course if someone mentions a blog I think of mine and those I follow and instantly want to get back to reading and formulating new reviews and fun things to post on the site.
Word Association #2: Vacation
Honestly it could be a few days out of the office or a full out beach/ski trip. Either way I'm packing the Kindle and charger, or a few titles I've got for review because no vacation is complete without a good book or two.
For obvious reasons if someone asks me what my major was or what school I went to I remember the reading involved with my English major and want to grab a book instantly. WVU was a fantastic school to attend and I honestly loved every minute of it. And while there was always plenty to do, as an English major there was also always plenty of reading to be done.
Word Association #4: Store
I'm not sure why but I love a good trip to the bookstore whether I've got a title in mind to pick up or not. If someone says "do you want anything from the store," I'm thinking, yes, a good book would be great, thank you!
Word Association #5: DAC
I love the challenge. I'm a list/goal oriented type of person and putting together a list of debut titles I want to read is fun and exciting and makes me want to dive right in. It's the excitement and hope that new authors are introducing potentially fantastic new work that's just waiting for readers to get their hands on, and I love that feeling.
Weird I know. But so many of my friends are at that stage in their lives where kids are coming along and the shower invites start coming in the mail. While buying the baby a cute outfit or something off their registry is always easy and fun, I love adding books to their kids' libraries! It's my favorite gift and whether or not it's a priority on their list, it's a priority on mine!
Word Association #7: Decorating
I've decided that books always have been and always will be a part of my life and a big one at that. I like to be surrounded by them. It's a comfort to me that I don't think will ever go away. So just about every space I can manage to cover or consume with books in my apartment....I do.
Again I like to have books with me when I travel but if someone I know is going somewhere unique and different I like to read up on it. Find out what there is to do in the location, what kind of historic places there are to visit, great recommendations on food, entertainment, etc... My sister and her husband went on safari in South Africa for their honeymoon this year and I instantly started reading up on what they could expect and what kinds of things they'd be getting to do and see.
Word Association #9: Reality
Word Association #10: Weekend
As much as I like going out and getting together with my friends and family, whenever someone asks me what I'm doing over the weekend I just cross my fingers mentally that I'll be able to get some quality reading time in no matter what else is going on.