So if you’re a reader, which I’m assuming you are, then you know it’s not ALWAYS easy being a reader. Many people don’t understand the emotional turmoil we as readers go through. It’s not as simple as picking up a book, reading it, then moving on with life. JUST NO.
You have your occasional readers, readers who read whatever seems interesting, and then you have die-hard, emotional, my-life-will-never-be-normal readers. I fall into that last category, how about you? The more relaxed readers just don’t fully grasp how emotionally damaging reading can be. They just don’t get it. And they silently judge you for crying your eyes out when your favorite character dies? LIKE, COME ON!
So, anyhoo, I’m here to bring you all some bookworm problems that have to do with the emotional instability that readers have to deal with. Partly because it’s a relatable subject and because you can show this to your friends and family and they can finally UNDERSTAND. Or, at least, not judge you so harshly from now on. Hopefully. I’m just lying, they’ll always silently judge you . . .
Waiting an entire YEAR for a sequel to be released:
Having to put yourself through the pain of waiting for an entire year for ANYTHING is torture. Especially when it’s a sequel to a book that WAS SO GOOD, you’re not sure what to do with your life after finishing it. I know I’ve felt the pain, you probably have too, and countless other bookworms. The pain is just uncanny and you slowly find yourself sinking into a dark abyss filled with nothing but sadness, loneliness, unfulfillment, and tears. Your tears. Tears that won’t stop falling from your eyes. THE. PAIN. But, we endure. Because why? Because are a dedicated people. THAT’S WHY.
Panic when asked “What’s your favorite book?”
Okay, I NEVER know how to answer this question. Do I say my favorite series? If so, what genre? Or should I go with a favorite stand alone? Should it be a funny one or one that ripped my emotions to shreds? How about I just go with a series I’ve read multiple times? But there are many of those so which one do I choose? And would any of those count as a FAVORITE over all other books? What kind of question is this?! DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO I AM?
Buying a book, then finding a SIGNED copy in store
I can’t tell you HOW MANY TIMES this has happened to me personally. You know, when you buy a book you’ve been looking forward to for MONTHS and then you finally have it in your hands . . . only to find a signed copy at the bookstore later on. Do you have any idea how cruel that is? Then you end up debating whether or not to buy a SECOND copy of the book just to have the signed copy. Don’t even get me started on not only finding a signed copy but a FIRST EDITION signed copy. Yeah, I have a couple of those only because I was lucky to buy them first! But finding a signed copy of a book by your favorite author of ever after you’ve already bought the book? THAT’S JUST EVIL. EVIL I TELL YOU!
Do I even need to say anything more for this one? Because I’m tearing up just thinking about all of my favorite characters who have died in books. It hurts. Like a lot. I know you know the pain so let’s all cry together.
Doesn’t the idea give you chills already? Taking all your books off a bookshelf to rearrange them is one thing, but having to pack them all into BOXES? Who was the heartless person who decided that moving books wasn’t a big deal? Do they even know what books are? Have they ever tried to carry even just a stack of books in their arms? Do they EVEN KNOW? Okay, I’m calm. I promise. Maybe.
So that’s about it for today’s bookworm problems. I have an entire list I’ll be putting together later on so that leaves me needing your help: What is your biggest bookworm problem?