Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Few Bookish Things I'm Thankful For!

🍁Happy Thanksgiving!🍂🦃

Today, I though I'd keep it simple and just share a short list of bookish things that I'm ever so thankful for! I hope you all have a wonderful day if you're celebrating--and if you're not, well, I still hope you have a wonderful day!

1. Beautiful Covers

I'm not really sure if this one needs an explanation. Beautiful covers are a gift that none of us deserve but we all readily accept. Just look at some of these:

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)Shades of GreyThe Graveyard Book
The Book of Lost ThingsHeartlessThe Secret Keepers

Seriously, are these even legal?

2. Naturally Naked Hardcovers
I cannot for the life of me recall what these types of hardcover books are called, so for now they are going by 'naturally naked.' Adhesive Case Wrapped books? I don't remember. Regardless, I really love hardcover that don't have a jacket and instead have the cover art printed right there on the naked cover. Examples:
The Watchmaker of Filigree StreetThe Secret History
I'm not sure if all The Secret History hardcovers have no jacket, but I bought mine secondhand and it has no jacket and it's lovely!

I know sometimes library binding editions do this, but not always.

3. Post-Its!

Post-It's are true blessings. I use them as bookmarks because they stay in place and I can use them to mark exactly where I left off on a page (I'm not someone who has to read until the end of a chapter or anything like that, I'll put a book down halfway through a page.) I also use them to mark favorite quotes or scenes without having to mark up my actual book. I would be so lost without the many different forms of post-its. I use a certain size for bookmark vs. a certain size for quotes. Also, just to make myself even weirder, I also use specific color to match the book I'm reading... don't judge.

4. Matching Books/Series

We all know that there is nothing more satisfying than having a complete set of books that are equal in design/stature/etc. A few examples from my shelves:

Ah, satisfaction...
Perfect! (the far right is paperback,
hence smaller size)
And... disaster. Why is the first one only available in mass market? I don't know. This is a case of schadenfreude.

5. The Brandon Sanderson Progress Bar

This man is magic. Not only does he write like a magician and madman, he also keeps us all updated with a progress bar! You can always have a general idea of what he is working on and how far along he is on it. He also writes a million things at a time while still doing other things in life as well. Like I said, he's magic.

As of 11/22/17
Is that not the most beautiful, useful thing ever? We Sanderson fans are spoiled.

6. Goodreads

Honestly, Goodreads is so great. I also like to great an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of what I've read (and I use one for an inventory of my books, not Goodreads for that), but this is the most convenient and useful tool ever. I love Goodreads.


  1. I'm thankful for Post-its, too! I love Goodreads, and I also keep a spreadsheet of what I've read. And this year, I'm thankful for the good books I've read, because sometimes it seems like it's been a sparse reading year!

  2. Pretty book covers! Bookish jewelery. Bookstagram!