12 Things All Book Lovers Have Experienced
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12 Things All Book Lovers Have Experienced

Yes, I'm reading for fun. No, it isn't for homework.

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12 Things All Book Lovers Have Experienced

Reading is a common hobby and many of us take it so passionately. Others look at us like we're crazy for reading by choice and for enjoyment, but they just don't understand the adventure and allure of seeing a story play out in your head. If you consider yourself a book nerd, you have definitely encountered these.

1. "You're such a nerd!"

Thanks! I really appreciate it. Carry on burning your brain cells by spending hours watching TV instead.

2. "I love *insert book name*! But I've only seen the movie."

The books are not the same as the movie! Get out of here, you fake fans. You're only a real fan if you anticipate every scene before the movie comes out, and then get mad when the director doesn't do it correctly.

3. Barnes and Noble and libraries are your safe haven.

Yes, this is my third visit this week.

4. "You're so antisocial!"

Not really, but if you interrupt my reading one more time, I might kill you.

5. No, I don't have a favorite book.

When you read as many as I do, it completely depends on your mood, season, setting, etc. Sure, I have a top 10. But just one? not possible.

6. Crying when a character dies.

You know it's bad when you sob so hard you can't even read the words on the page.

7. You always have a book with you.

Sometimes even two or three. You never know when an opportunity to read will present itself! Especially on the car ride, even if it only lasts 10 minutes.

8. Staying in to finish your current book sounds much more enjoyable than going out.

Let's be real, doesn't staying in bed, comfortable, and reading this piece of art in front of you sound better than going out and watching people get drunk? Uh, yes.

9. Finishing a series and then wondering what to do with your life.

What do you mean there are other books out there? This series is my entire world.

10. "I hate reading, I don't know how you do it."

Awesome. Guess how much I care? Oh silly me, I forgot—I don't.

11. When holidays and birthdays come around, all you actually ask for is new books.

What else could I possibly want?

12. Having an instant bond with fellow avid readers, especially librarians.

Who else can you vent to about when the author kills off your favorite character?

Happy reading. Don't let anyone stop you.

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