10 Things Every Bookworm Worries About

Monday, June 23, 2014


1. To go out at night or stay home and read
I don't know about you guys, but this is something I constantly worry about. I get asked to go doing something mundane, but but but this book that I'm reading is so good. I need to finish it like ASAP.

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!! If I go out, all I'm going to be doing the whole time is wondering about my book and feel miserable. 

I'm not a people person. I'm a book person.

Yeah, most of the time, the choice I make is pretty clear. Just know, I do feel a tiny bit bad about not going out. BUT THIS BOOK IS WORTH IT, OKAY?

2. To let them borrow or not to let them borrow
I hate letting people borrow my books. I know this is a little selfish, but the entire time, I worry about ...
A.) Did they wash their hands before opening it? Are they getting fingerprints all over my beautiful book's pristine pages?

B.) ARE THEY EATING WHILE READING?! ARE THERE GOING TO BE CRUMBS IN MY PAGES?! 

C.) Did they use my book as an umbrella during that last thunderstorm? 

D.) Is their dog using my baby as their new chew toy? 

E.) OMG. Do they have a bookmark? They better not be dog earing my pages. I should've given them a complimentary bookmark. OMGOMGOMG. 

3. To book hype or not to book hype
I don't like book hype. AT ALL. Because I always set myself up for disappointment. The one time this hasn't happened was with The Winner's Curse. Oh that book deserves all the hype. If I book is being crazily hyped up though, I worry about it living up to it. WHY IS THIS BOOK SO SPECIAL?! AM I GOING TO THINK IT'S SPECIAL? WHAT IF I'M THE ONE PERSON WHO HATES IT? I DON'T WANNA BE A BLACK SHEEP. SO. MUCH. PRESSURE.

4. To book push or not to book push
If you know me, I like to push books onto people. But I constantly worry about whether the person I pushed said book on, is going to completely fall in love with it or not. WHAT IF THEY DON'T? ARE THEY GOING TO HATE ME? PLEASE JUST LOVE THE BOOK I PUSHED? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE OMG

5. To buy food for dinner or  buy that newest book release
Is dinner really important to me?
I can totes go a few days without eating, because I need this book like yesterday. 
This is something others worry about, right?
Food schmood. I'll just fill my stomach up with water instead while I'm devouring my new book. 

Words are food too! Food for the brain, yo!

6. To get a boyfriend IRL or just stick with the Fictional Boyfriends
Seriously guys. Boys have cooties. Yuck.
Plus, they are mean.
So it's way better that I just stick with my fictional boyfriends than actually get one, right?
I mean, just think of all the reading time I'll be giving up to have a real boyfriend.

Even worse, just think of how jealous an IRL boyfriend would be of all my book boyfriends. I ain't about to deal with that. Leave that jealousy drama for your mama. Smh. 

7. To go on a book buying ban or not
If anyone needs to go on a book buying ban, it's probably me. I mean, two bookshelves are full of my TBR books. TWO BOOKSHELVES people. So I'm constantly trying to convince myself I need a book buying ban. Of course, the fact that I worry about it doesn't actually spur me to put myself on one. I just can't. 

Oh, look! A NEW BOOK! BUYING RIGHT NOW! Fail.

8. To OTP or not OTP
This book couple is my One True Pairing..until I read my next book and have a new one. I thought I was only supposed to have ONE OTP, but I can't do it. If I had to pick one OTP to save my life, I would be dead right now. 

So basically I have LOTP's. Lots of True Pairings. BOOM!

9. To watch the Movie adapt or not to watch
I struggle with this as well. I have this quirk where I have to read the book before I watch the movie adaptation. BUT the movie looks so good, Becca! AND it's getting rave reviews. You need to see the movie. BUT WHAT ABOUT READING THE BOOK? Okay, I'll wait. Until I see another preview and the cycle repeats. Case in point: The Book Thief. I still have yet to watch the movie, because I haven't read the book. I really need to do that. 

Also, what if the movie adapt is getting horrible reviews and the preview looks less than promising (i.e. Vampire Academy)? What if the movie is BETTER than the book? (Highly unlikely) What if the movie butchers the book? (Highly likely) 

This is a horrible dilemma. 

10. Where is the mailman?
Did he come yet?
Did I get anything?
What if he lost that package that I was supposed to get?
Why isn't it here yet?
*kicks mailbox*


BONUS
To buy a new bookshelf or just keep piling stacks of books on the floor.
What if the MC of this book dies?!
When is the next book in the series coming out?
What if your favorite author NEVER writes another book?
WHAT DO I READ NEXT?! OMGOMGOMG. *breathes into paperbag*


LET'S DISCUSS!
Do you worry about some of these things? All of them?
Or something I forgot to mention, because I was worried about thinking of all of my worries?
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18 comments:

  1. Very funny. ROTF LMFAO. This is so true. I can totally relate to these feelings. I sometimes do these things. All of these things bloggers feel at one point or another.

    Grace

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    1. YAY! I'm glad I made you ROTF LMFAO, Grace. That was my intention! But it is SO TRUE for me as well!!! ;)

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  2. I usually don't lend books to people... call me horrible but my books are my books and if I want to push a book on one of my friends, when they ask for a recommendation, I either gift them their own copy or convince them to buy it themselves... Same thing with borrowing books, I tend to worry so much of having an accident with a borrowed book that wouldn't happen to one of mine that I'd just rather get my own copy!

    Oh goodness, the going out vs reading... I try to keep a good balance, but there are many times that I have ended up dragging myself out of the house to hang with my friends even if I wanted to just READ!!!

    Real life boyfriends if they look books can be amazing! You can go on dates to the bookstore and go crazy book shopping and can hang out together to read and comment books!

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    1. Call you horrible?! NO WAY JOSE! I could never call you that. ESP for that reason, because then I would be calling myself horrible as well! ;) I do the exact same thing. I just can't do it.

      Yeahhhhh, I have a hard time dragging myself out. Sometimes, I just can't force myself. But going out for me doesn't happen very often anyways so no biggie, I suppose.

      Wah. I want a boyfriend to go crazy book shopping with. :( WHERE ARE THESE TYPES OF BOYS?! ARE THEY IN SPAIN? That's it. I'm moving. Because they sure as heck ain't in Oklahoma!

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  3. YES, YES, YES! I worry about all of these things!

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  4. Lol! I love this, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh yes, Number 10 is a big worry for me every single day! haha

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  6. I can relate to basically everything in this post. :) Psssh, real life boyfriends are OVERRATED. Book Boyfriends will never fail you! And My book buying bans never last. I have around forty books I own but haven't read, but there are just too many books out there that I must have. And going out? Well, umm, I would, but...just one more page. Love this, great post!

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    1. YES YES YES. Thanks Gabs. You get me. I get you. Thank goodness! LOL. Loved your comment!

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  7. This was so funny and totally true. I worry about many of these same things on a daily basis. Sometimes I do feel bad for staying in versus going out, but the ending was totally worth it.

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  8. Love the list! I'm still a teenager so some of those don't quite apply (like buying dinner) but others I definitely see myself doing all the time ;) Nice list!

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    1. Ah, I see. You shall find out soon enough, Zareena! ;) LOL. But thanks!

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  9. Oh, I totally hear you on the letting people borrow your books thing. I mean, I like the idea of someone else discovering a story that I enjoyed and recommend, but at the same time...ahhhhhh the possibility of them eating while reading it! :(

    Also, it's funny you mention The Winner's Curse because I swear, I don't think I've seen a single negative review of that book. I am going to have to get my hands on it!

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT!!!! Sad faces all around about the food thing!

      DUDE, get your hands on it ASAP. *pushes into your hands* It is simply amazing. Seriously.

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