Struggles Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Book hangovers are real. After finishing a book, all I want to do is sleep.

The book I’m reading affects my mood. If the protagonist is stressed, I’m stressed. If she’s grumpy, so am I. To be honest, I’m either stressed, grumpy, or both.

I treat books better than babies. Don’t hate me. I used to bite my cousin when we were children. I have never bitten books.

I love looking at my bookshelf. It brings me so much joy. It’s better than looking at a boyfriend…not that I would know.

My eyes are always sore. That’s why I don’t have an e-reader.

My wallet hates me. That’s another reason why I don’t have an e-reader.

I can’t find a comfortable reading position. I blame my horrible eyesight and my need to wear glasses.

I make references to books, but no one understands them. People stare at me like I have three eyes. I wish I did.

I die a little inside when someone tells me s/he disliked a novel I loved. I’m sorry. We can’t be friends.

I re-organize my books often. It takes an hour each time. Send help.

When reading, I might as well be dead to the world. I refuse to check my phone.

I despise interruptions with every fibre of my being. I wish I could cut the phone lines in my house.

I don’t read fast enough. Too many books, too little time. Sigh.


An Apology To Books

I’d like to apologize to all the books out there that I have…

  • Dropped
  • Dog-eared
  • Spilled water on
  • Bent the spine of
  • Treated in some terrible manner

I promise I love books.


5 Book Policies 

  1. There’s no such thing as buying too many books.
  2. There’s no such thing as spending too much money on books.
  3. There’s no such thing as owning too many books.
  4. There’s no such thing as wasting too much time reading books.
  5. There’s no such thing as blogging too often about books.

Who Bought More Books?

I did.


Just now.


Because reading is a lifestyle. Buying books is a way of life.

I refuse to change.

Why would I?

To think I used to feel bad about buying books.

Who was I?

It’s the best feeling in the world.

Can they just arrive already?


I Want To Buy More Books

Despite having ablut a dozen on my shelves that I have yet to read.

Send help. 

It’s not my fault my birthday is coming up, and I’m planning to treat myself to a couple of new books. OK maybe more than a couple. Several? 

Join me. 

I don’t intend to leave my house in the next month or two. 

Don’t worry. 


All I Want

Now more than ever I want books for my birthday.

And Christmas.

Actually, it’s more like every day of every year.

Books are all I want, but I never seem to get books as presents.

Why must the world be so cruel and deny me of the only thing I need in life?


8 Things Readers Can Agree With

  1. Books over boys. Who wants to go out with a boy when they can go out with a book?
  2. It takes a reader to understand another reader. Experience doesn’t lie.
  3. Clothes and chocolate will never beat books and other bookish items. Can anyone explain why people continue to gift clothes that don’t fit or chocolate no one ever eats?
  4. A book lover often befriends other book lovers. Although most book lovers are fantastic at pretending to like non-book lovers because readers are beyond kind.
  5. The book is better than the movie. Movies have one purpose. To disappoint.
  6. Owners can treat their books however they like. Bend the spine, dog-ear a page, lend it to another reader.
  7. It doesn’t matter what anyone reads or how much they read. The world would be better off without judgemental assumptions and conclusions.
  8. I automatically like you more if you want to talk about books. I don’t have many friends on Goodreads because most of the people I know aren’t keen readers. It’s tragic, but I have no time to convert anyone into being a reader.
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If You Could Only…

If you could only write books in one genre, which category would you select?

Contemporary. Does that count as a genre? If not, then YA. And if you don’t consider either one to be a genre, too bad.

If you could only purchase one non-essential item (and multiples of it), what would you buy?

Books are essential. I don’t have nearly enough, said every book lover ever.

If you could only read books specific to one genre, which one would you pick?

Mystery. I love them even though sometimes I can’t stand not knowing whodunit though I’m becoming much better at guessing the culprit earlier on rather than be blindsided during the big reveal. Mystery done right is great. Mystery done not so right isn’t so great. It’s a healthy relationship regardless, I promise.

If you could only spend your entire day in one place, where would it be?

A bookstore. I’d eat, sleep, work, read, write, and blog there. What could be better?

If you could only blog about one topic, which one would you choose?

Writing. I can’t help but link everything back to writing.

Just a few questions I created and my answers to go along with them. As always you are welcome to use them however you like.