35 Things Only Book Lovers Would Truly Understand
Do you believe that books are therapy? Do you stay up all night because you just have to finish just one more page… chapter… okay, the whole novel. Do you cry your eyes out over a book? Do you sometimes wish that your favorite characters were real. If yes, you’re a true book lover. Here are 35 things only book lovers would truly understand.
1. You want to finish your book – but you don’t want to finish the book.
2. You know that reading a book is (almost always) better than watching its movie adaptation.
3. You get so emotionally involved while reading a book that you laugh, cry (and sometimes sob uncontrollably) and wish it was rewritten as per your expectations.
4. You truly believe that books are therapy and that during distressing times nothing can comfort you better than a good book.
5. You have read so many wonderful books that it is difficult to pick one as a favorite.
6. You feel a strong bond with fictional bookworms such as Elizabeth Bennet, Matilda or Hermione Granger.
7. If looks could kill, the person who is trying to talk to you while you are sucked into a completely different world of your book, would had been dead eons ago.
8. You do not like distractions while reading. Eating while reading is totally acceptable though. But sometimes you forget to eat because you’re reading.
9. You love the smell of old books.
10. But fresh new books smell wonderful as well.
11. Curling up in bed with a book is heaven.
12. You have piles of books everywhere in your home, even if you have a bookshelf!
13. You develop an instant bond with other bibliophiles.
14. You’d rather stay home and read a good book than go out.
And here are some more things only book lovers would understand
15. Finishing a good book in one sitting is what you’d prefer always.
16. Trying to understand why someone doesn’t love to read baffles and confounds you!
17. You’re that friend who always buys books as presents for all friends!
18. You believe that books can teach you important lessons about life.
19. Nothing beats a cup of coffee (or tea) and a good book.
20. The perfect way to spend a rainy day is by reading!
21. Reading outside on a beautiful day is great as well, though
22. But honestly, you can read anywhere if the book is good.
23. No book is too long, if it’s good.
24. You skip to the end of the book “just to see” and instantly regret it.
25. No other activity can be as worthy as reading.
26. You are possessive of your books and lend your books with great reluctance
27. You spend way too much money on books.
28. You can spend hours in a bookstore trying to pick out your favorite books.
29. You cannot leave a bookstore without buying a book.
30. Buying books gives you a bigger rush than diamonds or pearls.
31. You were hesitant in accepting and exploring Kindles and audiobooks. But now you are a convert.
32. If there’s a movie adaptation coming out, you have to read the book first.
33. You get jealous of people who have more books than you.
34. If someone judges you for your love of books, you just ignore them.
35. Because at the end of the day, opening and reading a book is a great way to escape from such thoughtless people.
Do you agree?
April 14, 2020 6:03 am|
I identify with a lot of these!
April 14, 2020 9:39 pm|
It took me a long time to get over the fact that I can’t hold and feel the smell of e-books and that is not an issue. Most of the points are relatable for me.
April 14, 2020 6:20 am|
I do Number 24 many times.
April 14, 2020 9:06 am|
Can’t agree enough. I love coffee with my books and snack or two with my late night reading.
April 14, 2020 10:07 am|
A lovely collection. I realise that I am booklover 🙂
April 14, 2020 10:27 am|
Petrichor and Books so soothing!
April 14, 2020 11:04 am|
I have read The Kite Runner after watching the movie, and what a beautiful, poignant book! Also, I reread ‘Me Before You’ (my favourite) after watching the movie (I loved it and Sam Claflin as Will Traynor is just bang on!) and loved it even more. 🙂
April 14, 2020 11:58 am|
I agree with most of the things mentioned shilpa, I hate to lend books because I have lost books like that… now i am forgiving and prayer that wherever the book is, I pray that it helps the person. stress and pressures of life has slowed me down… am gradually picking up the reading habit. Thank you for sharing:)
April 14, 2020 12:21 pm|
Ooh I can relate to most of this. I forget to even drink my tea when reading. I can do nothing while reading. Loved the list.
April 14, 2020 2:48 pm|
I ticked almost 30 of the above 35. Am I hopeless already? Last night I slept at 2.30 because I had to finish of a new release like today!
April 14, 2020 6:31 pm|
I could relate to so many of them. Particularly someone trying to talk to me when I am reading.
April 14, 2020 6:37 pm|
Yes yes yes!
So many are true for me too. What a happy post this was, Shilpa. I loved nodding all along.
April 14, 2020 6:50 pm|
I find the smell of old books specially enticing in spite of my allergic tendencies.
April 14, 2020 7:01 pm|
Oh, the smell of old books!! And, now in the lockdown, I am missing buying new books and smelling the fresh out of print papers!!
April 14, 2020 7:35 pm|
Except for 14 and 31, everything else connected instantly with me and resonated well with my frequency of love for books!
With these 35 things, I felt you have covered everything under the Sun that a bool lover would associate self with. Amazing!
April 14, 2020 9:18 pm|
I was nodding and smiling after every point, this post really struck a chord Shilpa. Lovely weave.
April 14, 2020 9:49 pm|
Yes! Yes! Yes!
This post made me grin from ear to ear. Loved reading it.
April 14, 2020 10:19 pm|
So often I read and read, dying to find out how the story ends, but at the same time wishing it would never end!
L is for …
April 14, 2020 11:16 pm|
Oh yes! All of these rang true for me when I was younger, and many still do!
April 15, 2020 3:06 am|
I’ve been guilty of peaking at the end and then regretting it. Sometimes I just can’t help myself. Weekends In Maine
April 16, 2020 10:37 am|
I relate to lot from the list, book is therapeutic and helps in cuttinh down stress from life.
April 17, 2020 12:03 am|
Wow, such a relatable post, can relate to many of them.
1, 7, 8, 9, 15, 19, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33 and 35 or I feel its all of them.
Lovely post and such great pointers.
Books and reading are lifeline.
April 17, 2020 10:26 pm|
I was nodding along to all the points! Been there, done that, am still doing it! Great post. It’s really relatable