Updated: Jul 9, 2021
Here's a complete list of things bibliophiles love. Read this post till the end, and you'll be all set ready to impress a literature lover.
#1 They're reading, and they read about reading
The best part of the book: A reading list or a writer’s reference. In case they haven’t heard about the mentioned author, they’ll grow curious, search him/her/them online, get the list of their literature work, and will be ready for book purchase.
Picture from the book 'Matilda'
For the book list, they are as excited; they want to run to a bookstore and grab every mentioned book, ASAP! They even imagine ourselves reading the book before they get their hands on it.
#2 Fancy bookmarks: By bookmarks, we don’t mean used tickets, dog ears, a joker playing card and other tasteless things. An attractive bookmark is MUST for a great reading experience.
#3 Despite the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” a lovely book cover design is irresistible.
#4 A Sensuous Treat: For a bibliophile, sniffing the sweet scent of a book, hearing a soft little pop when flipping a page, and a wonderful quality of paper is the means of relaxation.
#5 Hardcover without dust jacket > Hardcover with dust jacket
Because, they can’t afford to damage a book jacket and honestly, it’s annoying to manage it while wanting to read effortlessly.
#6 They only love the “idea” of cleaning a bookshelf: But, when they get into the task, they go through three stages:
I love cleaning my shelf. I should often do this.
My body is aching—there are so many books!
I’m bored—I need to take a nap.
PS: If they have a tiny bookshelf, they'll be fine.
#7 When there’s no prediction as to what happens next: A booklover enjoys getting submerged in a plot that keeps him/her on his/her toes.
#8 A feeling of victory: They only get that feeling when they finish reading a book.
#9 What to read next? When it's time to pick a new book, choosing books = an exciting adventure.
#10 Shopping Books: A booklover will never be tired of this kind of shopping.
#11 Illustrated books: Books with pictures/illustrations are way more interesting.
#12 The perfect font size: Not too small, not too big. Even a good font style counts.
#13 Reading in a quiet park when the weather is perfect, and the sight is just beautiful
#14 Reading in the sound of rain: A melody to ears + A treat to the brain🧡
#15 When they learn something new from the novel: be it terms, communities, subjects, etc.
#16 Books that are relatable: that feeling as if the author is dictating your life.
#17 A nicely arranged bookshelf: the bigger, the better.
#18 A stimulating book conversation: Talk about books, characters, plot, alternate endings, etc. and there is a high chance they will befriend you.
#19 Having someone who shares a similar reading taste to them
#20 Books for Sale: It’s a moment of joy when they find a great book deal.
#21 A library near their house: A forever supply of great books. Now that's what they call 'A Dream Come True.'
#22 Bookstores that allow them to stay at their place for hours and read: 'Crossword Bookstores' is many readers all time favorite, for this very reason.
#23 An Instagram page that posts quotes from books: Whether it be love quotes, motivational quotes, life quotes, friendship quotes, etc. quotes written by authors have a different vibe. #quoteoftheday #love
#24 That moment when someone asks them, “Can you suggest to me some good novels to read?”
#25 Watching a movie (if they wish to) after reading the book and then boasting about how good the book was: Books > Movies
BTW, Harry Potter movies are great, but have you checked the books?
Psst... Harry potter illustrated books are even better.
#26 Showing off books but not wanting to lend them: Their books are their prized possession. If they agree to lend a book to you, you must be special to them, no doubt.
#27 Small book clubs where they can participate whole-heartedly: Communication has to be from both sides, no?
#28 Free books: Be it a gift, prize, giveaway, or a book found somewhere that belongs to none, a free book is always special.
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