Hi friends,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s theme is: a Thanksgiving freebie!

So I decided to talk about all that books are for me, what they bring in my life and why they are so much more than ink and words on pages!


-Allow me to evade in other worlds like:

-Help me cry and release all my locked emotions. That was especially true after my father’s passing when I was unable to cry and felt like a steamer ready to burst!

-Make me laugh (maniacally) when I am feeling low.

Opened (and still open) my eyes on others struggles and help erase misconceptions.

-Motivated me to broaden my horizon, take on challenges and push my limits in creating a self hosted blog!

-Helped me find my creative streak again! The one I had abandoned since my teenage years passed. First with photography (bookstagram) then creating bookish funko pops and most recently painting book edges!

-Had me travel the world to go meet favorite writers!

-Made me meet incredibly supportive friends throughout the world. Most time virtually but sometimes, in person too!

-Helped me survive isolation and lockdown!

Took a good portion of my wealth when I bought (and still am buying) all the special editions, bookish candles and bookish merch in general!

And let’s not forget that books are excellent conversation starter!

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Fantastic post, Sophie! I love what you said about opening your eyes to others’ struggles. A good book truly can do that. And I had to laugh at books taking your wealth. LOL I think we can all relate!

  2. I just love this post so much and yes books are so much than words on a page. They really help us when we least expect it and give us that outlet that we need. I adore seeing a Brandon Sanderson on your list though.