14 Things Only Book Lovers Understand

If you haven’t guessed by now, I love to read. And, I love to read everything — from young adult to mystery to fiction to celebrity commentaries. I know that I am not alone here — many of my friends are heavy readers such as myself.

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But, if you’re a book-lover like me, chances are the hobby comes with its own set of problems and situations. Here are some of them:

  1. No amount of books are ever enough. You may have a pile of books that you haven’t read yet, but you need to get that copy of that book that you’ve been dying to read. You know, to add it to your stockpile.
  2. No matter where you go, you need a book. Whether it’s to the dentist or for your break at work or school, if you have a few extra minutes, you’re going to want to have a book on hand.
  3. When you go on vacation, you have to make sure that you pack enough books. So, you’re going away for the weekend. You gotta make sure you have reading material for the plane ride there, for any down time, and for the ride home. Naturally, you’ve got to make sure you have at least two books on hand. Why? Just in case you finish the first of course. And, don’t get me started if you’re halfway through the first one, and you need to make sure you have enough reading material for your trip. 90 percent of the weight for my carry on is just from books. #sorrynotsorry
  4. You constantly run out of places to put your books. So, you’ve filled up your bookcase(s), and you still have books lying around. That’s the time when things start to get creative, and you have a lining of novels in your closet.
  5. You want to reread a favorite, but have so many books that you haven’t read yet. 
  6. Not being able to decide what to read next. Do I want to read a swoon worthy YA read? Or, do I want to read an autobiography? Decisions, decisions, decisions.
  7. You always have to read the book first before seeing the movie. And, it’s always never measured up. Well, most of the time.
  8. You can easily spend an entire day reading. . . oops. The best lazy Sundays are spent curled up in a ball with a good read. Hands down.
  9. The feeling of both happiness and sadness when you finish a good book. Yay, you finished the book. But, it was so good that you needed to know more. What will happen next? If there is no sequel, how else are you expected to know?
  10. You won’t let anyone borrow your books. Like ever. Even if they beg and plead, you just can’t afford the risk.
  11. You were jealous of Beast’s library in Beauty and the Beast. I mean, come on. That’s any book lover gal’s dream, right?
  12. You bought an e-reader, however, you keep on going back to physical copies.  Nothing is the same as holding an actual book in my hand. Just sayin’.
  13. You’ve been emotionally attached to a character in a book. There are so many characters that I’ve become emotionally attached to. Harry Potter. Augustus Waters. Charlie from Perks of Being A Wallflower. All of these characters have won a place in my heart.
  14. The feeling of excitement when you meet someone who is obsessed with the same books you are. Ahh, your new BFF!

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