The Book Life | 5 Hilarious Bookish Struggles We All Know Too Well

In our first “The Book Life” post, I decided to get silly! Here is five hilarious struggles that many readers have experienced. These are all every day moments that book lovers can definitely relate with and appreciate. Please enjoy!

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#1 WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE SOCIALIZING 

There comes a time in every reader’s life that they find themselves declining social invitations because they would prefer a night alone at home to read a new exciting book that has been taking forever to be released!

“Hey Sally, Do you want to come out tonight?”

“No, I cant. My cat is sick, I am sick, we are all sick…. *Cough* *Cough*”


#2 WHEN A FRIEND RETURNS A BOOK DAMAGED OR DOESN’T AT ALL.

This is an age old problem! When our friends do not respect the property we lend out to them. In the case of a reader, the book is returned with pages folded or mangled. It is returned in less than perfect condition. This is almost just as bad as not returning the book at all! Every reader has been here a time or two if they have the habit of lending out their books. Let us all have a moment of sympathy for our ruined books.


#3 WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH A FICTIONAL CHARACTER

Books play on the passion, emotion, and feelings of readers; therefore, it is inevitable to fall in love with a fictional character. This can happen quite often! Who has not been guilty of falling in love with characters in the books they most enjoyed? There is some heart wrenching perfection in literature.  I am definitely guilty!


#4 WHEN THEY HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE BUT NOT READ THE BOOK

The most frustrating part of this scenario is the movie watcher usually acts like they know everything about the plot and characters. This comes across as arrogant when they have not even bothered to read the literature. Please read the book before acting like you posses more knowledge of it than the person who has read the movie’s book. They know more in most cases! Books dive deeper than movies are able to accomplish. This is just fact.


#5 CAN’T DECIDE WHICH BOOK TO BUY IN THE BOOK STORE 

When a reader is shopping through a book store and just cannot decide which books they want. This can turn into hours! It is so difficult deciding which books to pick. The readers starts out in their favorite genre’s section and just are stumped. Admit it. You have been there before!


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45 thoughts on “The Book Life | 5 Hilarious Bookish Struggles We All Know Too Well

  1. Very good article, even though I don’t read a lot of paperback/hardback books my wife does and I see these issues with her. I read far more things on line than she does though. Either way, I find that I agree with your thoughts on these issues, they make perfect sense to me. I am going to reblog this article for you.

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  2. I know excatly how you feel. Especially #5. Happens EVERY single time I go to a bookstore. I have to write a list of what I want and then chisel it down or I’ll just end up leaving without having bought anything becuase of my chronic indesicion.

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  3. #1 definitely happens to me. A LOT! But my excuse is “Sorry, the books aren’t going to read itself”. And #5, if you buy multiple books then you have to decide which to read first!

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  4. I weep for all the kids who only ever saw the Harry Potter movies and never read the books. As for lending out my books, I don’t. Not only does it save them being lost/destroyed but borrowing from the public library helps support the authors 🙂

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  5. 3.When I fall in love with a fictional character.
    I’ll defend their flaws. Pair them with characters from recent reads(epic battles, witty exchanges, romance or bestfriendships). Search for their fan art on bookstagram. Probably try something they loved eating or doing in the novel. It’s real love o.

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  6. I have always been guilty of number 5! I shop mostly in charity shops for books at the moment because my impluse became “f*** it! They all go in the basket!” Number 1 is happening a lot lately because I’m dealing with some social anxiety right now but too be honest my friends are used to be saying “I’ma stay home and read.” I usually get messages after asking how far I got 😀

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  7. I often don’t feel as socializing, especially when boring people are involved. I lent some books many years ago and have n’t got them back ever since, so I am extremely careful with this matter. I don’t hang around too much in bookshops but rather online, chasing some discounts and books on my wish list, checking and re-checking. Which also takes time. 🙂

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  8. Oh goodness, as silly as they are they are real problems! The amount of times I’ve gone into a bookshop to pick ‘a book’ and come out with a stack because I couldn’t pick just one. I solved the damaged book problem. I never loan my hardcovers. I’ll buy a paperback to loan someone rather than loan a hardcover. Paperbacks, though, I am known to turn the corner over, or underline/highlight stuff so I’m not so worried about those.

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