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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s topic is about ‘bookish events I want to go to’, but I’m tweaking the topic just a bit and changing it up to ‘bookish activities I wish were more common’. Because sure, I want to go to bookish events, but really I wish we had MORE and MORE KINDS OF bookish events. So here are just 10 bookish activities I wish were more common:
I am of the opinion that everybody should get a few days off from work, specifically to read. This would be the perfect time to go an a reading retreat in a little cozy cabin in the middle of nature with other book lovers and just spend all days reading, snacking and having impromptu dance parties.
Socializing, but everybody’s reading
Sure, I Iove going to gatherings and hanging out at family or friends’ houses, but why can’t it be socially acceptable to spend your time there reading? I like being around people I love, and being able to hang out with them and read together would be perfect. I mean, a lot of people spend their time browsing their phone anyway, so doesn’t reading together sound way more fun and cozy?
Being read to
It’s not just for little kids, okay! I wish I could be read to more often or that I could fall asleep every night with somebody reading to me. We can switch of course since I’d be happy to be the one reading as well. Just… I want bedtime stories, okay?
If movies can have major premieres, why can’t books? I’d love to dress up all fancy and go to an event where the author is interviewed and reads an excerpt of the book and afterwards we can all buy the book, get it signed and then go home and read it.
Book bars and book coffee shops
I want there to be more places where you can go during the day or in the evenings to have a drink or a tasty snack, but where they also have a huge selection of books! Have breakfast and read a book. Have a tea and read a book. Go for cocktails and read a book. I know I’d definitely be going out more if places like this were more common.
Here in Belgium, we have like one major book fair a year. I want more. And I want a bigger variety of international authors to attend them because I get so jealous of seeing other book bloggers going to fairs and meeting their favorite authors.
Book clubs and bookish discussions
Maybe in some places it’s a common thing, but here in Belgium I’ve only heard about book clubs through movies, TV or other book bloggers. I want to join a book club in my neighborhood as well! I guess I could always start one though, but I worry I’d be the only member…
When visiting a new city, can we have more bookstore tours? Like, a nice guided tour throughout all the city’s bookstores, with plenty of time to browse at each one. Sounds perfect, right?
Bookish cosplay parties
I would really love to see more bookish cosplay. I’d love to go to a party dressed up as my favorite character and then guessing who other people are and striking up conversations with them because they are dressed as a character from your favorite book so obviously you’re immediately best friends right?
Publishing open house
I am so intrigued about the publishing world and I know there are sometimes company open houses where you can go and visit a company and I really want to do this for publishing houses. I want to see how they work and what an average working day looks like.
What kind of bookish activity do you wish was more common?