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-Book mail: Finally getting to hold in my hands a book I've been eager to read never fails to make me smile. Just yesterday, I came home from work to find The Nest and Her One and Only waiting for me on the porch - happy day.
-Thrift store finds: I love thrift stores, and I love hunting through filled shelves of donated books in search of ones I've been meaning to read (or, perhaps, ones I read and loved, but borrowed from the library). It's great fun for me (though my roommates have to roll their eyes every time I go) and I've been able to make some exciting finds recently.
-Folding a page corner: I know that for many book lovers folding the corner of a page is a big no-no. But for me, it always gives me an extra moment of happiness in my reading experience - I don't know why; I just love it.
-Reading the last page: This, I'm sure, is another big no-no for most book lovers. I know it's cheating a bit, but I can't help myself. I like knowing how a book ends before knowing how it gets there.
-Finding someone else who likes the same books: Most of my friends are occasional readers, at best, and rarely do we read the same types of books. I don't often have opportunities to gush about books in person and with someone who understands, so when I do, it sure is a treat. Not too long ago, a friend and I realized we both loved the Christiansen Family series - that was a fun lunch.
-Rereading a good book: I don't do reread often, since my TBR list is miles long. But occasionally, I'll make time for a book I've already read and remember loving (but usually not too many other details beyond that). I love revisiting wonderful characters and rediscovering why I enjoyed it so much the first time.
-Understanding a character's reference to another book: A spark of delight always shoots through me when I come across a literary reference I understand because it's to a book I've read. It makes me feel so in-the-know. (I also really enjoy the reverse - finally reading a book I remember being referenced in a different one I read.)
So, tell me - what are your bookworm delights?