Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Gifs

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

My creative muscles weren’t as strong as usual for this freebie post. I decided to go with something lighthearted and fun: bookish gifs.


Captain Picard sitting in a lounge chair in the sun. He says "All I require is the sit in the sune and read my book. Alone."

Honestly, I can’t blame Captain Picard for this one bit. I’d do the same thing in the Holodeck!


Homer Simpson holding his head and screaming. Caption says "that moment when you drop your book in the bath."


It’s been years since I did this, but I still shudder at the memory. I hope all of you have kept your books safe, too.


Animated character reading a book that says "pretending to be normal"

I have no idea where this one is from, but I love it.


Donald Duck reading a book. As he looks away, black claws emerge from the book to grab him.

I loved Donald Duck as a kid, but this scene would have scared me if I’d seen this particular episode.


Kitten pouncing when person tries to turn page. Caption says "Stop! I Haven't Finished Reading Yet!"

Ignore the typo in this gif and listen to a funny story. I once tried reading a book with a friend when we were in middle school. We read at different speeds, so I’d get bored and she’d get frustrated. It was a short-lived experiment.


Man saying "I'm going to be a big-time blogger."

May we all get there someday.


Gif of baby crying when the last page of a book is closed.

This poor baby doesn’t want story time to end. Can you blame him?


Woman smiling as she puts a book down

There’s nothing like finishing an immensely satisfying story.


I can’t stop giggling at this. I am more forgiving of the occasional typo than Bert apparently is, though.

What are your favourite bookish gifs or memes? 



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64 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Gifs

  1. Aren’t these fun?! I’m with Picard and the baby.

  2. Ooooh, this is so sweet. Thanks for giving me some good chuckles. My favourite is Bert. I totally agree with him here. But I have always liked him.

    Now, the question is, do I bombard all my friends with these GIFs now or do I leave them alone? Nah, I might use a few of them … LOL

    Thanks for that. And thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

  3. Ooh, this was such a brilliant idea, so much fun! I think the “Pretending to be Normal” one may be from the Pixar animation movie UP, but I’m not sure. My favorite is the Donald Duck one. 🙂

  4. That Donald Duck one would terrify me! Great list ☺️

  5. Ha! Ha! I love this cheeky post, and what a fun way to do a Top Ten Tuesday! My fav is the pretending to be normal one. 😀

  6. I was curious enough to try to look up what the Pretending to be Normal gif is from, and believe it or not, I found it! It’s from an indie stop-motion animated film that came out in 2009 called Mary and Max.
    Even a book wouldn’t help me with being normal though, sadly. Fun post this week!

  7. Love these gifs, but hate typos, so I guess my favorite would be Bert and Ernie. Great idea for a freebie topic!

  8. These are so much fun! I’m with Picard. If I’m reading, leave me alone and let me read. 🙂

  9. My little kiddos don’t like storytime to end either! 🙂 Funn gifs!

  10. the StoryEnthusiast

    These are so much fun. I’m still a fan of Donald Duck to this day.

  11. Fun! Thanks for giving me so many reasons to smile. That cat one is especially cute. 🙂

  12. These were a lot of fun! I always wonder how those typos slip by.

  13. I love the holodeck. Seriously, I would just dial up a different library every day. 🙂

  14. Ha ha, I love all of these! The crying baby is too adorable!

  15. I am definitely that baby when I close a book, especially if it’s an emotional read, haha. Love what you did with this week’s topic!

  16. This is such a fun choice for this week! I love your choice of GIFs. I’m definitely guilty of using the Picard one probably too much. xD

  17. Good picks! I also really enjoy the bookish ones from the miniseries adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. 🙂

  18. I love all of these, especially the Captain Picard one. 🙂

  19. Haha great freebie topic choice, Lydia – Can’t say I had paid much attention to book/reading gifs, but all of these made me smile. I especially love the Picard and Bert ones! 😁

  20. I’ve identified more and more with Picard over the years, honestly.

    Earl Grey, hot. Books. An aversion to adolescents. A desperate desire for some time alone. Having your work interrupted by a gang of oddball crew members with strange amounts of interpersonal drama.

    Picard speaks for every introverted reader in that GIF.

  21. These are hilarious! I love reading/book memes and GIFs. So very relatable. The Picard one is my favorite because that’s me every day 🙂

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


  22. What a FUN post!! I love gifs and these are great! 🙂

  23. Cute topic – I’m the baby who doesn’t want the book to end haha

  24. RS

    I’ve never seen any of these! I can’t decide which is the cutest, the baby or the baby cat. Saving a whole bunch for future use, though.

  25. Such a fun topic! All of these are great, but the Bert one made me laugh the most for sure 🙂

  26. These are so much fun! My favourite is Bert and Ernie 🙂

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