If you are anything like me, you will think that books are absolutely amazing and they are an essential part of your life. Here are 12 things that you can definitely relate to for your love of reading.
1. You think books are better than people:
Let’s just admit to this; books are literally the greatest gift to mankind. Besides that fact that you just cannot have enough of them, they are never ever going to judge you! Plus, they smell good! What else could you have asked for in a best friend?
2. All your pocket money is spent on books:
Sounds familiar? Exactly. Because we’ve all been there. While talking about his collection of books, Abeed told us how he used to spend all his pocket money on books. He said he’d rather read a new book than spending on getting a haircut.
3. Everything is a bookmark:
That dentist’s business card that your colleague gave you, your credit card, a pen, an old receipt, a train ticket or even a tissue paper! Yes, everything.
4. Panicking when asked what your favorite book is:
“Oh my god! Which one is my favorite? There are so many! What do I tell him? I’m sure he thinks I’m dumb.”
5. You’re judged for sniffing books:
“I always find someone creeped out staring at me when I’m sniffing books in libraries and bookstores. What? It smells awesome!” said Aneeka while sharing her experience at bookstores. Ordinary people will never understand Bibliophiles and their obsession with Biblichor. Let them be, enjoy your time smelling the best goddamn thing ever. As long as it makes you happy, who cares?
6. You just need to make people read your favorite books:
It is practically your hobby to make people read your favorite books because you just can’t wait to see them get as excited as you are. And that too all because YOU made them read it in the first place!
7. Movie adaptations never live up to the books:
Tell me you have never felt this at least once in your life. Exactly! “It’s never entirely the same! And it’s sad!” said Raeesa while talking about movie adaptations of her favorite books.
8. You’re lost when you’re done with a great book:
There is literally nothing more bittersweet than finishing a great book. You are finally done reading the best book ever but you’re just…lost. A whole new world and all those characters you’ve known and loved so much for so long are suddenly gone and you keep wondering what happened next.
9. You can’t wait to get back:
You have been thinking about it all day since you had to put it in your bag to attend a class or probably because you had work to do. You just cannot wait to get back to where you left off. Abeed told us about how he keeps imagining what happened next in the story and going back to the book is what keeps him going all day.
10. It’s physically impossible to cross a bookstore without checking it out:
Books stores are your favorite. Even when you’re too broke to buy a book, you just need to see what’s in there and decide what you should buy next!
11. Page numbers are your new time units:
Mom: “Dinner’s ready!”
Me: “I’ll be there when I get to page 255!”
12. A good book with a warm cup of coffee or tea is the true definition of stress relief to you:
Whether you’re a tea or a coffee lover, as long as there is a great book giving you company, you’re good to go. It heals everything, be it a tired mind or a broken heart.
If you can relate to at least five of the above, you’re one of us! However, the one common thing that we can surely relate to is the fact that we’ll never stop loving to read, and we’re all proud to be bookworms.