April 18: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
There isn’t often a time when I don’t want to read a book (at least to some degree), but there are occasions that increase my desire tenfold.
1. Watching a TV show/movie that mentions/shows a specific book
Gilmore Girls is a prime example: Rory is always reading something, and I always think “I want to read that. Like immediately.”
2. Watching a TV show/movie based on a book
The most recent example of this was when I watched The Martian. I already owned the book but hadn’t had any particular desire to read it. Fast-forward two hours and my nose was buried in the pages.
3. Seeing someone read a book in public
There’s something about watching someone with their nose in a book that instantly makes me want to do the same.
4. A new release by a favourite author
If JKR is releasing a new book, I’ll be up and ready to dive into it at midnight: time for a new novel now, isn’t it Jo?!
5. Sitting on a sunbed on holiday
Whenever I’m on holiday having a book in my hands is a prerequisite (even before the cocktail!) I fly through novels at the rate of knots whilst sitting in the sun.
6. When it has received stellar reviews on social media
If I’ve seen beautiful Instabooks photos, or read positive Goodreads reviews, I need that book.
7. When I should be doing something (arguably) more productive
Essay to write? Read a book.
8. After an author event
Frequently after meeting an author at an event or signing, if I haven’t already read the relevant book, it’s the first thing on my to-do-list.
9. It’s recommended to me by a friend, author or bookstore employee
In person recommendations are the best, and are a sure-fire way to get me to buy books.
10. Insane hype
The most recent example is Thirteen Reasons Why, which I devoured once it hit Netflix (before I began watching the show).
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