Why? Well, if you're a fellow bibliophile, you know why.
Here's a list of ten struggles we face:
When . . .
1. PEOPLE TALK WHILE YOU'RE READING
I seriously cannot handle when people are having conversations with each other or (even worse) trying to have conversations with me while I'm very obviously reading. Jesus Christ, people, do you not see that book open in front of me?
I require complete peace and quiet. Please kindly take your loud mouths elsewhere.
2. THE BOOKSTORE/LIBRARY DOESN'T HAVE WHAT YOU WANT
Oh, the absolute horror. When I want to read a book, I want to read it now. Now meaning I can't continue living another day without that book in my possession.
This is how it usually goes:
First, the anger.
Then, the sadness.
A whole lot of sadness . . .
3. YOU SPEND ALL YOUR MONEY ON BOOKS
4. YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
Ah, yes. This is how new love is bloomed.
First, the love.
Then, the obsession.
YOU REALIZE THE BOOK IS OVER.
YOU REALIZE . . .
YOUR FICTIONAL LOVE?
IS . . . well . . . FICTIONAL.
5. YOU FANGIRL BUT HAVE NO ONE TO FANGIRL WITH
6. AN AUTHOR KILLS OFF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER
7. YOU FINISH READING AN AMAZING BOOK
At first, this doesn't seem like a problem, right? RIGHT?!
Everything's fine and dandy at first, but then, THE BOOK HANGOVER.
The second/third/hundredth read will never be as good as the first.
Yes, you can cry now.
8. PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND PRINT BOOKS
Yes, we have computers and smartphones and e-readers now, but no Kindle, no Nook, can EVER replace the classic, tangible book.
I WILL fight you if you want to argue.
Some people just DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS! ! !
(Like my dad.)
9. PEOPLE ARE CARELESS WITH YOUR BOOKS
If you borrow a book, you take care of that thing like it's a human baby.
No writing in it.
No messed up jackets.
I'm glad we're on the same page now.
10. YOU CAN'T STOP READING!!