As my friends know, if you can’t find me in our designated meeting spot, there is a 99.9% certainty that I can be found – lost but happy – in the nearby bookstore. This is a source of many problems. Tumblr gets why.
- Bookstore visits are magical adventures.
- Such magic costs money: your bank account is denuded by their spell every single time.
- That magic does not stretch to beyond the store.
- But that bookstore magic always tantalizes in the most cruelly expert of ways.
- This is how booklovers come to have favorite authors.
- And this is why we have a love-hate relationship with those authors.
- Books literally take you on an emotional rollercoaster.
- Sometimes, admittedly, that rollercoaster is too much…
- …which leaves us emotionally exhausted wrecks.
- To read a book is to live another life: our own must necessarily suffer.
- Because we choose to be with books more often than people.
- Don’t mention the logistics of packing for vacation.
- Don’t mention the books that disappoint us.
- Because we’ve devoted serious time to reading these books.
- We dream(ed) that college required reading included our favorite fiction.
- We are professional excuse-makers to slot our reading habit into our real lives.
- If you ask what we’re reading while we’re reading, you will get only one response:
- We worry what will become of our books when we’ve shuffled off our mortal coils.
- Books, in short, are everything.
Recognize yourself as a booklover? Acceptance is the first step…
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