Top 5 Tuesday is a fun, weekly meme that asks you to pick 5 books that fit that week’s theme. It was created by Bionic Bookworm and is currently being hosted by Meeghan Reads. You should check out their wonderful blog for more details and the list of prompts!
It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday post! I’m kind of excited for the topics in September because they are all little off-the-cuff and fun. For example, this week’s topic is my top five ways to catch a bookworm. What ways would I use to try and lure one from it’s comfy, bookish home?
Well, stick around and find out!
#1. An open invitation to go book shopping
We all know the one thing a bookworm can’t resist is the prospect of being surrounded by their favorite thing. The fact that they might be able to bring two or three (or five…) home with them will only make it even more enticing! As a self-proclaimed bookworm, I know for a fact that I can spend hours browsing in a bookstore, even if I had no clear goal of what I wanted when I first walked in. Bookstores are some of my favorite places in the world, even if I don’t end up buying anything. I just love being surrounded by books!
#2. Build them a cozy reading nook
A room with plenty of bookshelves, stuffed with their favorites? Check! A big, comfy chair in which they can curl up, complete with blankets and other soft fluffy things? Check! Somewhere for them to rest a drink close to said chair so that they won’t get dehydrated whilst lost in their book? Check! Constructing the perfect bookworm nest is a necessity if you want to keep them happy. Of course, each bookworm has different preferences, but the above would definitely work for me! Add in some big windows to let in a lot of natural light and I would find it hard to leave.
#3. Offer to take them to meet their favorite author
Now that in-person author events are becoming A Thing again, a good way to lure out a bookworm is to offer to bring them to such an event! Especially if they are anything like me, an introvert who wants to meet her favorites but hates going places alone… If you offer to go with them, not only do they get to meet their favorite author but they won’t feel nearly as awkward if they have someone to hang out with during the event. Don’t get me wrong, I have gone to author events by myself, but it’s so much better with a friend.
#4. Make their favorite hot chocolate/reading beverage of choice
At this point, I realize I’m giving y’all clues on how to catch a very specific bookworm… me 😂 Seriously, though, there are plenty of bookworms that enjoy a nice, warm beverage whilst reading! Especially if it’s chilly outside and they have a blanket in which they can cuddle. It just makes the cozy vibes immaculate. So learning to make their beverage of choice (hot chocolate in my case!) is a surefire way to win some favor. There’s the added benefit of getting to enjoy a delicious drink, as well.
#5. Be ready and willing to discuss books at length
To catch a bookworm, one must be able to engage the bookworm in conversation. That means you’ll have to be willing to talk about books and topics relating to books for possibly hours on end. Especially if you get the bookworm on the topic of their favorite book or genre! But you can’t just sit and let the words flow over you… the bookworm will be able to tell that you’re not engaged in the conversation. Probably. They might just ramble on whether you’re checked in or not! Either way, giving them an opening to talk about their favorite thing is sure to get you some brownie points.
This was a lot of fun! What are some of your top five ways to catch a bookworm? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!