If I had a nickel for every time I screamed OH MY GOODNESS NO because of a book related situation.... I'd have a lot of nickels.
Being a bookworm is CRAZY and things almost never go our way. Maybe that's an exaggeration. A little one. But there are just a lot of stressful moments that come with the bookish life, so what better to do with my time than list them all out so you can relive the painful moment. ahem
ON TO IT.
1. Really really needing to read a book and then going to the library or bookstore and not being able to find it.
2. Spilling tea or coffee all over a book practically drowning in it in the scorching caffeine.
3. Reading a book that you thought would be amazing and it turns out to be a hotter mess than your spilled tea.
4. Not being able to find space on your shelf for your new book and then proceeding to evaluate all your life choices and ask yourself why you feel the need to spend all of your savings on books when you can just get it from the library or find some other way that doesn't drain all of your finances.
5. Using all your might to shove said book into shelf. It's like playing Tetris but less methodically.
6. When a book has tiny font and way too many pages. (unless you're into long books and if so then I wish I were you)
7. Losing your concentration while reading and realizing you missed out on like 20 pages.
8. Trying to figure out what books to bring on vacation and going into a crisis when you realized you packed too many and now your bag is too heavy.
9. Waking up in the middle of the night to see ten books on the floor because you put the new book in the wrong spot and all the books near it have collapsed.
10. Having one book in the series that is taller or shorter than the others.
11. Having one book in the series that has a different cover than the others. (I'M LOOKING AT YOU CURSED CITY OF BONES MOVIE COVER)
12. Watching the prices on your books rack up at the bookstore and wondering why you couldn't have gotten the paperback version instead.
13. When you're halfway through a book and you realize this is the exact same book as [INSERT EXTREMELY POPULAR BOOK HERE: ex: harry potter, lord of the rings, the hunger games, the fault in our stars]
14. When an author kills off a character for absolutely no reason *cough* JK Rowling with Remus *cough*
15. When a book's cover terribly reflects the story. Maybe this is why I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. BUT PRETTY COVERS.
16. Flailing over a book and knocking a lamp down and wondering how you're going to explain this to your parents.
17. The dreaded talk of explaining the broken lamp to your parents.
18. Feeling emotionally drained after writing a book review for a god awful book.
19. When you've read a book so fast that you didn't have time to absorb it in all of its glory.
20. Reading a really good book, then finishing it, and missing it and its characters to death.
21. Rereading said good book right after you've finished it and regretting your decisions after realizing how massive your TBR is.
22. Just constantly regretting your decisions.
23. When you see a good book, see that it's not coming out for another two years, then grow grey and old in a rocking chair while you wait for it, and then you are slowly not so slowly consumed by your growing pile of unread books.
24. Trying to balance book life and life life and find yourself cooking dinner while balancing your book on a spoon.
25. Having the book being balanced on the spoon fall into your uncooked chili.
26. Deciding to try out new genres and then hating every book you read. ADVENTURE SUCKS.
27. Lying on the floor knowing you could be reading but you simply can't.
28. Realizing that your TBR will never stop growing. It's like Devil's Snare. Don't resist it.
29. When something or someone disturbs you while reading and then you lose your place so you have to travel through the gates of hell to find it.
30. Setting down your book for a millisecond and finding it on the floor, and you have YET AGAIN lost your place.
31. Dying inside when someone doesn't like a book that you recommended to them.
32. Knowing that eBooks are an option but REALLY LOVING NEW BOOK SMELL.
33. Coming across a difficult character name but ignoring it and pretending like you're saying it right but knowing inside that you definitely are not.
34. Hating a book but still keeping it even though the logical idea would be to donate it or give it away and that your shelves are literally overflowing.
35. Wanting to read 5598245047 books a year and telling yourself that it is definitely achievable as long as you read 15337657.663 per day.
36. Telling yourself that you can carry 10 books at a time but then regretting that decision when the books collapse on you crushing your small bookworm body.
37. You regret all of your decisions. most of them.
38. Listening to music while reading and then your favorite song comes on and you flail so hard that your book flies out the window.
39. Calling every good book your favorite book and then having to actually choose a favorite book one day and going into a crisis.
40. Lots and lots of crises.
41. Reading a bunch of 1 and 2 star books in a row and losing all faith in literature.
42. Being extra to set up your book photos when all of a sudden the sun has decided to take a vacation behind the clouds. CURSE YOU WINTER.
43. When you lend someone a book and they give it back to you looking like the book has just gone through a few wars, took a trip around the world by ocean, visited a few eruptions, and been submerged in some unknown substance.
44. Showing up to the library/bookstore and seeing that it's closed.
45. When the publisher puts stickers on the front of the book cover that you can't get off to save your life. I DON'T CARE THAT THERE'S A MOVIE ADAPTATION.\
46. Starting a book at one in the morning and being unable to put it down so you get approximately fifteen minutes of sleep that night.
47. Running out of snacks during a heavy reading session.
48. Not having a blanket during a heavy reading session. CURSE YOU WINTER.
49. Getting paper cuts while turning the page and feeling like your life as you have known it is over.
50. Wondering why you read even though it drives you nuts.
-1. Knowing that the reason why you read is because it fills you with the utmost joy and not knowing what you'd do without books because despite all the OH MY GOODNESS NOS, there are millions of OH MY GOODNESS YESES.
What are some of the reading related things that make you scream OH MY GOODNESS NO? Tell me what I missed! What's the biggest problem you face as as a bookworm? And hey, for some #positivity, what's the best thing about reading?
peace out y'all,