The 5 Best Bookish Moments

Hey, APCB readers!  Happy Sunday.  It's Julia Anne here with my first post.

In all honesty, I had no flippin' idea what I wanted to write for this first post.  I mean, there's so much pressure to be great.  First posts should be . . . momentous.  AWE-INSPIRING.  Mind-blowing.

Well.

I can't vouch that this post will meet those otherworldly expectations, but hopefully, it's relatable.

A couple weeks back on my own blog, I wrote a post listing Ten Struggles Bibliophiles Face.  That got me thinking.  Why not list the flip side?

So for my first post on APCB, here's a list of the five best bookish moments.  Here's what makes reading awesome:


1. Finally getting your hands on "that book"


You know what I mean.
There's some highly anticipated release that EVERYONE has read but you.


You need it.
And you need it NOW.

And when you finally have that glorious, beautiful, beautiful, book in your hands?


Praise the Lord.

Best feeling. 

Ever.

2. The excitement just before starting a highly anticipated read



You just know it's gonna be dang good.

3. When a book makes you feel something


Whether it's happiness:


Sadness:


Whatever this is (?):


Even rage:


We just all want to feel something.

4. When you finally understand the title/cover design



Boom.

Mind-blown.

5. After you finish an awesome book



Let's reread it a hundred million times!


So what's your best bookish moments?

Julia's a dreamer. She often zones off periodically throughout the day thinking up plans for the future, pining over fictional characters, and concocting up possible plot lines for stories.

You can find Julia on her main blog, Peach Print, on Twitter @peachprint, on Instagram @yapeach, and of course, right here on the APCB blog.

43 comments:

  1. Awesome first post on APCB, Julia Anne! I absolutely agree with all of the moments you have on the list! One moment I would add to the list is that satisfying feeling when the protagonist chooses the "right" love interest in a love triangle (aka the love interest you were rooting for).

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    1. Thank you, A.J.!! And YES. I totally agree with you (how did I not include that?!).

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    2. That is the best - I'm forever cheering for the wrong one - so when a character does choose the one I want its the best feeling ever - I have a thing for the bady boys - KJ

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  2. Ha love this. I just read Emmy & Oliver and I feel like I had a lot of these best bookish moments. Side note - the rage feelings gif is the BEST ever. Great post!

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    1. Thank you, Grace! I've only heard positive feedback about Emmy & Oliver and I am desperate to get my own copy. (Refer to #1.) Haha. :)

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  3. I totally relate to all of those. Another moment I like is when your OTP finally gets together and if feels like all the stars in the universe finally aligned.

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    1. Ah yes, I think that may take the #1 slot!

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  4. Great post! The GIFs are so accurate XD
    I've been coveting this edition of the Mistborn trilogy FOREVER and I finally brought myself to order it the other day...even though the series has been out for a while, these have been *those* books for me!

    Annie @ Indoor Sojourner

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    1. Thanks, Annie! Congrats on finally getting that gorgeous edition of the Mistborn trilogy! (Major heart eyes) I'm jealous.

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  5. Great first post! Those GIFs were amazing and totally fit everything that I've ever felt while reading!! Another great feeling is when your ship works out! I always dance in my head whenever the protagonist chooses the person I wanted her to choose!

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    1. Hey, Lizzie! Thank you. And YES. I'm usually "on board" with the protagonist's choice, but the few times I wasn't . . . TERRIBLE.

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  6. Yes! All of these feelings! Sometimes the best books are the ones that make you recreate that rage gif ;)

    Though I'm not sure about the last point.. sometimes reaching the end of a great book is a cause for sadness (why can't it just go on forever???)

    Great post :)

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    1. Haha I much too often recreate that rage gif. It's not the prettiest sight to see. And I agree with you! Finishing books aren't always such joyous occasions. Book hangovers are THE WORST.

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  7. Great post Julia! I completely agree with this and have gone through these stages with basically every book I have read! Welcome to APCB!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

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  8. Love it! This is basically the process I go through when I read a really good book. One major example I can think of is Six of Crows. I felt ALL of it and more! Esp when it first came in the mail OMG

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    1. Ahh!! I really, really, and I mean REALLY, want to read Six of Crows. I've only been hearing positive feedback, and I'm in dire need of a copy. Glad to hear you loved the book, too!

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  9. Nice! Love the positive spin on things and your gif game is on point!! Great first post!!
    ❤️Britt

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  10. Number 4 yes!! Like when the cover is a huge metaphor and you finally figure it out and it's like you know the secrets of the universe! Number 1 is definitely what I'm going to feel like when I finally have Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas in my hands... release day can't come soon enough!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Yes, you totally get me, Laura! And I'm with you: Queen of Shadows MUST. BE. MINE!!

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  11. This is a really wonderful post Julia! Definitely when you start to understand a cover and all of the excitement and feels that a new book gives you!

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  12. Congrats on your first post! Don't worry about it, you did great! I love that moment when the title or cover suddenly makes sense!

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    1. Thank you, Molly! And YES: I feel so accomplished when I finally figure out the deeper meaning.

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  13. HA HA! This Post was so fun! I would say it was Awe-inspiring! Great job!

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    1. LOL thanks so much! Glad it inspired you. ;)

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  14. This post is FABULOUS Julia- and so, so accurate! I need to feel something while reading (even "whatever this is" counts heheheh), and I LOVE when the clues on the cover all fall into place- though I admit, it usually takes someone pointing it out to me ;) And I feel you with number 1- even if I DON'T get to read it immediately, just knowing I CAN is worth it! Great first post :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! I'm happy to hear you were able to relate to this post. :D

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  15. Fabulous first post, Julia! You did great and this is really accurate! It's Awesome when you finally understand how the title and cover go with the story. :)

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  16. Also, when you read a mind-blowing plot twist. Like, Holy cow, how did the author do that? Ah, the joys of reading. ^__^

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

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    1. YES, JULIE. YES. I definitely need to make a part 2 to this post!!

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  17. Hi, Julia Anne! So nice to meet you! :)
    I love all these moments, too, especially the title/design one! That always makes me so happy. :D

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    1. Hey, Danielle!! Thank you!

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  18. Oh. P.S. I'm Danielle over at Love at First Page. :)

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  19. Haha, this post is perfect! I agree with everything up there!
    There's never a dull moment in our lives, huh?:)

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    1. Thanks, Mishma! Yup, being a bibliophile is the best. :)

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  20. Congrats on your first post here in APCB! I can relate with number 4. It's like finishing the book is the main dish and figuring out the reason for the title/book cover is the cake! And who doesn't love cake?!

    Jennilyn @ RurouniJenniReads

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    1. Thank you, Jennilyn! YES. You totally get me. Figuring out the deeper meaning always feels like such an accomplishment.

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  21. What a great first post! I love all those moments, especially the first one! There are a few (and by a few I mean many) books that I STILL haven't read -- Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Every Last Word, We Were Liars, the rest of the Throne of Glass books after the first one, All the Bright Places, and the list goes on -- and I'm so excited to a) buy them and b) at last read them!

    One of my favourite moments is knowing a book's coming out and having that realisation: yup, I'll be buying that on release day. I basically never buy books firsthand so it's pretty special for me. Right now I am anticipating my firsthand purchase of Demon Road by Derek Landy (which cOMES OUT IN TEN DAYS) and, of course, The Raven King.

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  22. Oh I agree, I just love all of these moments! When I finally get my hands on a new book that I have been waiting for for ages, or (let's be real) just any new book I am so happy in the end :D And when I open it for the first time that excitement is wonderful :3

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