Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Photos

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

My pick for this week’s freebie theme is a simple one. Let’s look at some interesting bookish stock photos! Tell me which one is your favourite in the comment section below. I’m including brief descriptions of them for anyone who needs captions or who can’t see the photos.

Sad girl holding a book while standing outside near a forest
Sad girl holding a book while standing outside near a forest.

 

Black and white drawing of an astronaut floating through outer space. A book is attached to their helmet with a cord.Β 

 

Drawing of a skull sitting on top of an antique book. An extinguished candle and empty hourglass are flanking it.

 

Two children standing in a forest reading books.
Two children standing in a forest reading books.

 

A cat wearing a pair of oversized glasses
A cat wearing a pair of oversized glasses

 

A cup of tea and a few chocolate chip cookies on two fancy saucers

 

A cardboard robot standing on two stacked books while stirring a cup of coffee with a teaspoon
A cardboard robot standing on two stacked books while stirring a cup of coffee with a teaspoon

 

Two women balancing books on their heads while reading and laughing
Two women balancing books on their heads while reading and laughing

 

Man floating in a body of water while reading and wearing a pair of sunglasses
Man floating in a body of water while reading and wearing a pair of sunglasses

 

woman reading a book to her dog
Woman reading a book to her dog

 

Senior woman sitting on chair while reading a book to a young girl
Senior woman sitting on chair while reading a book to a young girl

154 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Photos

  1. I think I like the older woman reading to the child best, though I also like the man floating and reading. My new favorite video clip is Leslie Caron reading while dancing from American in Paris. I posted it on my blog last weekend.

    I have a big author party going in Paris, after the pandemic, and I’d love to have you stop by and join in. All our favorites are there…or maybe I left someone out? Join us here!

  2. This is a hard call. The little robot stirring tea is fun, , but the skull has a memento mori aspect which I appreciate. I think my favorite is the grandmother reading to her little one, though, since it’s such a tender moment.

  3. That “body of water” isn’t just any body of water. It is the lowest point on the earth, which is the Dead Sea! The salt content is so high that you can float on it like that. I’ve been there and I actually live about 90 minute drive from there!

  4. What fun photos! The tiny robot stirring coffee is adorable! My favourite is the man reading while floating in the sea. I would totally do that if I ever visited the Dead Sea.

  5. These photos are so fun! The tiny robot stirring coffee is adorable and I love the man who reads while floating in the sea. I would totally do that if I ever visited the Dead Sea.

  6. What a fun choice for this week’s freebie. It’s interesting to have a visual of what books can mean to different people.

  7. Great post Lydia. I think my favourite is a toss up between reading to your dog, and an older woman reading to a youngster. Of course reading to someone is one of my favourite things to do.

  8. I just love that tiny robot stirring the coffee! I want a tiny robot! Love your take on this freebie and that you made the photos accessible.

  9. Two favorites: Drawing of a skull sitting on top of an antique book AND the cat with glasses. That is a fun topic. Thanks for dropping by my blog (Bitter Tea and Mystery).

  10. These are nice! I like the one with the senior woman reading to the child, and the girl with the book in the woods as well. Fun post!

  11. What a unique idea! Especially considering how often these are used by book bloggers. I have to say the one of the man swimming made me laugh – reading a paper book in water while wearing sunglasses: what a feat!

  12. I like bookish photos and arts but I don’t like these, except maybe #2, the helmet and the book. It’s hard for me to see, they’re tiny on my small screen.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely day.

  13. I like the old lady reading to the girl. It reminds me of my grandmother. I don’t remember her reading to me, but she did let me borrow her books. I’m dedicating my first book to her, even though she’s no longer with us.

  14. Oops! I put my comment in the wrong place above.

    I like the little robot one best! The man floating is a compelling image, but as a librarian, I can’t condone holding a book so close to the water! πŸ˜‰

  15. What a great topic this week. I love the robot stirring tea, so cute! I also like the kids reading books in the forest. All I know, is that I wish I was reading a book in the water right now. It’s so hot. haha

  16. You say sad girl holding book, I say thoughtful. Like she’s thinking about what she just read. You picked out some beautiful (and some fun!) pictures to use. Great post.

  17. This is a really interesting topic! For favorite image, I’m torn between the robot stirring the coffee and the woman reading to her dog, though the cookies in the sixth one do look delicious.

  18. Oh my lordddd, the CAT! This is such a GREAT IDEA for a TTT — and the cutness! The cat, the astronaut drawing and the cardboard robot !!

  19. There all pretty great bookish images, but if I have to choose a favourite I think would go for the children reading in the forest, as it is beautiful and a little magical feeling. πŸ™‚

  20. I quite like the first photo. And, of course, the one with the cat (love cats too much to resist).

    Happy readings!

  21. Oh, what a fun topic. I am instantly partial to the first one, but oh my, cookies on a fancy saucer are so tempting…

  22. Love your topic this week! There are some really gorgeous bookish stock photos, and sometimes I just like browsing through them and seeing what’s out there. I think my favorite is the children in the forest, because it looks so inviting and almost whimsical and magical!

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