8 Struggles Only True Book Worms Will Understand

8 Struggles Only True Book Worms Will Understand

Reading is my favorite thing, but it has its downs at times.

Reading is a common relaxing tool for many people, including myself, but can often lead to struggles that only those who love to read experience. To help me relieve the pain of these struggles, I've inserted pictures from @hotdudesreading on Instagram, you're welcome.

1. Tired eyes

Whenever I read too much, whether it be on an electronic device or on paper, my eyes tire out easily and often lead to me sleeping in random places because I was so relaxed.

2. Emotional cling

A good book can often have such an emotional cling to me, that I won't want to talk to anyone or do anything until I have finished the novel. Sometimes this is a big problem, especially when I have to adult, but want to stay cuddled up with a hot cup of Joe and read all day.

3. When others can't relate

Being totally in love with reading is very unpopular to my friends and family, who prefer to watch a movie or go out, so when anything remotely related to a novel or character I've read, the inside jokes just leave confused stares and awkward laughs.

4. Gushing over a novel

Coinciding with the third point, explaining the latest novel I've picked up and how fascinating it is to others is something they simply roll their eyes about, humoring me for twenty minutes while pretending to listen.

5. Heartbreak

Seeing as romantic novels are typically my go-to, I always get attached to the love interest, much like the leading female character, and when they pronounce conflict between their love and temporarily end things, I cry more than the fictional woman does.

6. Moviemakers just don't capture it right.

The worst thing is when a producer gets their hands on one of your favorite novels, and completely destroys your entire vision, or misses the best parts.

7. No room for new books

Even though I enjoy reading electronically, physical copies are something you can keep displayed forever. With this, though, also comes room to put them, and space always seems to be an issue. I just need someone to build an entire bookshelf wall to meet my needs.

8. Thinking, all the time

If I finally manage to get out of my reading mode to do productive tasks throughout my day, I always think and associate the smallest of things to the book I'm reading, which can get really sticky if I'm in class and can't stop thinking about how much I love Mr. Ambrose and Lilly Linton's one affair.

If I die tomorrow, it will probably be because of one of these reading struggles. Let me know which struggle you face as a reading-lover!

Cover Image Credit: Woman and Books/ Instagram

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Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' May Not Be Enough To Keep Him Afloat

Here's what you need to know about "Lil Boat 2."

On March 9, Lil Yachty dropped his newest album, “Lil Boat 2.” The album consists of 17 songs, most of which were probably better off not being on the album and seriously failed to impress me, despite its early success on iTunes.

In all of the reviews I have ever written, I normally organize it song-by-song, giving feedback to each track. This time, however, I think I can save all of us time on this article by just being completely honest about Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2.”

Most of the songs from 1-10 on the tracklist are NOT worth listening to.

Other than those three, every other song from the top ten songs on the tracklist were absolute garbage.

The beats to the songs weren’t that bad but, overall, it just sounded like Lil Yachty and his features were WAY too high to be in the studio.

Yachty’s flows, bars and rhyme schemes were ALL weak throughout the entire album, and if it weren’t for the final six songs on “Lil Boat 2,” this review would be nothing but bashing Lil Yachty.

From the 12th track on the album, "MICKEY" (ft. Offset, Lil Baby) the album runs through much more smoothly, regardless of how basic those last couple of songs are.

I imagine Lil Yachty’s fanbase consists mostly of teenagers who eat Tide for Internet views and anybody who knows nothing about what a real rapper is.

Seriously. I cannot stress how elementary this album is. If you’re looking for new rap music to listen to, check out Tory Lanez’s album, “MEMORIES DON’T DIE,” or Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino II.”

Both of those albums are so much better than “Lil Boat 2” that they make Yachty look like an amateur — which he is.

Final Score: 5.8/10
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Did Draco Malfoy Ever Get The Clout He Deserved?

Yes, he was literally the worst for a majority of the series. But does this one moment make up for it all?

The new trailer for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series just dropped and I have a LOT of feelings. Mainly:

With the release of this new trailer, the only natural thing to do is to binge watch the "Harry Potter" series. Now, if you don’t know about "Harry Potter" series, I’m going to assume that you were born literally minutes ago. For those of you who do know what I’m talking about, let’s chat.

Throughout the series, we see some pretty rotten witches, wizards and muggles. The worst being Bellatrix LeStrange, in my opinion.

*Side note: Voldemort killed meticulously and with his own “reasoning” that supported his actions. Bellatrix killed for sport. No reason was necessary to support her choices. Regardless of who I thought was worse, it doesn’t change the fact that they were both 100% assholes.*

Throughout the movie, and even more so throughout the book, we are able to see slight character arcs for a majority of these lesser-evil villains, such as Petunia Dursley, Narcissa Malloy, Snape, and Draco Malfoy.

After Snape, Draco had one of the biggest character arcs in the series. He saved Harry and, ultimately, through his actions, gave Harry one last chance to defeat Voldemort. How? Well, Pottermore explains it best, but to put it simply, he refused to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione up to Bellatrix and the Snatchers.

This moment is so pivotal and apparent in the books, yet on screen, while it’s still a huge moment, it still gets downplayed. The weight of the moment isn’t truly felt and could be taken as more of a mistake on Malfoy’s part. That moment, if not understood correctly, could change many viewers' opinions about Draco's transformation from elitist, bigot, selfish snob to a (slightly) unknowingly ignorant, scared, defeated teen.

Damnit, J.K. Rowling, you’ve done it again. Even after all these years, somehow I still always seem to find something new.

Now let’s talk about how the new movie will allow the Ministry to apparate onto Hogwarts?!

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