20 things book lovers will understand

From the Good Reads website – members were asked the twenty biggest problems bibliophiles face.

1/ “The urge to buy books even though you still have too many books to read at home.”

2. “Feeling sad for people who don’t really exist.”


4. “Getting interrupted when you are on the last few pages of a book.”

5. “The book hangover. When a good book finishes but you can’t start a new one because you’re still too immersed in the last book to move on.”

6. “Wanting every book in a library section but knowing it is impossible to read all of them.”

7. “Waiting so long for a sequel that you forget what happened in the first book.”

8. “When you’re lying in bed and it’s all cold in your room—and the hand holding the book freezes to death, even though the rest of you is warm under the blankets.”

9. “Finishing a book and having to wait a whole year to read the next in the series.”

10. “Trying to keep the book dry while reading in the bath.”

11. “Ordering a book online and getting the book with the movie cover. A book with a movie cover just doesn’t feel the same.”

12. “Not being able to read and eat lunch at the same time because you don’t have a third arm.”

13. “When someone borrows your book and doesn’t return it for ages!”

14. “Deciding. Which. Book. To. Read. First.”

15. “Getting to a ‘can’t stop reading’ spot in the book and it’s 3:00am.”

16. “When you have a book with you, but it’s not the one you wanted to read right then.”

17. “Being forced to stop reading by other obligations, but choosing to ignore those obligations. Then getting in trouble.”

18. “Packing for a trip and never being able to bring enough books.”

19. “Having a book fall on your face because you’re reading on your back while holding the book up.”

20. And the ultimate book lovers’ dilemma: “So many books, so little time.”


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