Yeah, so the ‘they’ and ‘them’ I’m referencing in the title? TOTALLY NOT TALKING ABOUT ME. Nope.
Hello everyone!! I hope you guys are all doing well! ❤ I’ve kind of been MIA lately since my last post, but I’m back today with another post for you guys–another list (can you tell I love them?) but this time the focus is on us bookworms!
Revelation you are maybe not aware of but kind of true: Becoming a bookworm is not really choice? It just decides to attack you suddenly after you realize, hey, I like books! Let me read more of them! And there you go. But like, there’s those moments you’re sitting there and you wish there was some sort of manual letting you know what you were getting yourself into because being a bookworm is dangerous and full of pain? (No? Just me? Okay.) Well, here’s that manual you never asked for or thought you needed!!
1. Reading books will be your favourite things of ever but it will also stab you in the back with all the feels???
I never knew I had so many feelings??? Or that my emotions can flip flop that fast?? One second I’m SOBBING ON THE GROUND because my precious children go through so much pain but the next I’m there squealing and smiling because it’s all SO BEAUTIFUL and agh. Stop messing with my heart,
you cruel creature book! I love reading so much but never ever ever could I have predicted how invested I would become and how easily a book can break my poor fragile heart! Being a bookworm is dangerous omg, I told you.
2. You will be broke and/or sobbing miserably because you can’t buy those NEW BOOKS 90% of the time.
Just me? Yes no? (Fyi another 45% goes to me sobbing over my incomplete TBR and 95% due to my broken heart, shhh no such thing as just 100%.) Thing is: as much as it would be fabulous to spend all our money on books, there are certain other responsibilities most of us have! (ew. Responsibilities.) And so being an avid bookworm means that you will fall into at least one of these situations: a) you’re broke because you went way too book-buying-happy in the bookstore, or b) you decided to be sensible and not buy all of the new books but you’re suffering because YOU WANT THEM. Or perhaps you’re a bit of both?? Either way, being a bookworm gets much difficult and having a warning might’ve been useful?? Maybe then you’d have more money so you can save up for books instead of those useless baby toys you wanted as a kid.
Which might rob you of your childhood
Sample of new releases that sound SO FABULOUS but like I can’t read them yet because I have other expenses? (ugh) *cries*
3. You will become obsessed with having your books match in size and cover and you will sufferrrrrr.
I wrote a whole
post rant on this (among other whiny things) previously? And so I won’t go into it again but GUYS. Anyone who appreciates the value of physical books can relate on the fact that books, in series, mostly, that do not match in size or cover are utterly horrible and UGH. But like, I didn’t mind unmatched books before?? I don’t think I even notice haha because my prebookworm days were back when I was an oblivious little child with no care for aesthetic or owning books, even. Sooooooo being a #bookworm did this to me?
4. You will become double your age (if not more #me) before you come close to finishing your TBR.
Honestly, if we were to go by my Goodreads TBR? I WOULD NEVER FINISH. No joke. I have almost 2000 books on there I think? Over 1500 for sure, so. UM. Somebody needs to take Goodreads away from me and also block all the book recommendations I get from blogging?? (nooooooooo don’t actually you monster) And I know most (sane) people have smaller (but equally daunting, perhaps!) TBRs and so I think most people understand my TBR struggle hereeeeee. I am SO questioning my ability to finish the books on my TBR? I will be SMUSHED under all the books. Why did someone not warn me in advance how dangerous this is???
5. Waiting for books will be the bane of your existence.
And everyone said it would be climate change hahahahaha how cute. Anyone who has ever waited for a book to be released… a year later? This mostly applies to series, but I’m sure it has happened to any of you at one point. Waiting a whole year (or even more?!) for the next book is horrible ahghhhh. I mentioned this in my other post too, but honestly! So much can happen in a year; My house might collapse, my sister might steal my books, I become broke and can’t buy the sequel…? Better just give me the book now?
*sigh* You never thought being a bookworm would involve (somewhat figuratively) screeching because you finished a book and the sequel doesn’t release til 12 months later but SURPRISE!!
6. Books will completely, utterly take over your life.
I mean, I started a BLOG just to fangirl about books? And honestly, I don’t think there’s been a day that’s passed without me thinking SOMETHING related to books, whether it be shrieking about having nothing to read (but have a Mount Everest-sized TBR) or what 2AM book-themed post I should write next. AND thanks to blogging, I now probably spend wayyyy too much time fangirling about YA books (because there are so many like-minded people on here and ILY SO MUCH) and any normal person would think I have a problem? 😛 Irl, I bet my friends have gotten tired of me saying “Oh my gosh I just read this AMAZING book” or “That totally reminds me of this book I read!” #mybookwormlife in a nutshell, I’m telling you.
7. Almost everyone in life is now beneath your high standards thanks to fictional characters.
Thank god hardly anyone I know in real life reads my blog. Seriously though: Despite the amazing people we have in our own lives, fictional characters are kind of better? Sometimes! Like, I recently-ish finished the Lara Jean trilogy and I just want a Peter (or John Ambrose McClaren, tbh) in my life? *cries* Or Reid from The Upside of Unrequited (complete soft boy preciousness) or JEM? Or like even for my best friend standards?? SIMON omg. AND NINA. (Disclaimer: I love my friends, I swear I do.) And the WEASLEY FAMILY. Agh. So perfect and beautiful I want them to be mineeee too?! Bottom line is: fictional characters are kind of the best and I want them to be realllllllll. *cries* And I don’t know about you, but I totally have a high standard for guys to date now. 😛 (Kidding, kidding! Mostly!)
Sooooo I think we can all agree being a bookworm is dangerous, tragic and frought with obstacles?? And it would’ve been helpful to be warned in advance of such things? BUT. I think we can also agree that no matter what, being a bookworm is one of the BEST THINGS EVER and even if I did know in advance all of these (tragic) effects of being a bookworm, I would never ever ever not want to be a bookworm. Because it is fabulous! And plus, the book blogging community is one of my favourites ever and everyone is the nicest and just AHH so much love. ❤ ❤
Wait that wasn’t the point of this post at all oops. 😉 We must not forget the dangers and tragedies of being a bookworm!!
Have you gotten tired of me yet.