4 Things All Bookworms Can Relate To

Peculiar practices, habitual compulsions, for most people, this is odd behavior, but it surely resonates with any bookworm out there. When bookworms are reading, they can’t stand being distracted. They’d much rather spend their weekends with a good book than anything else. They take their books very seriously, and if you’re one of them, you’ll understand these four things that every bookworm is guilty of at one point or another. Warning: extreme extroverts keep up; we, bookworms, don’t waste time with small talk.

Choosing The Next Book

Choosing your next book is often the toughest part of reading. Every time you close one book, there’s the challenge of choosing another worthy story. Most avid readers have this problem. There are far too many books in the world for anyone to read. Furthermore, life is so short we won’t even be able to read a fraction of the books out there in the world. There is special software on the internet, today, to help you choose your next book. Sites like Amazon, Goodreads, Thriftbooks, and so on offer users the option to create specialized wish or “to-read” lists.

Frustrating Film Adaptations

Those bookworms who read a really good book, only to find that it either is going to be or already has been turned into a movie will understand the hit-or-miss struggle associated with book-to-movie adaptations. After reading a great novel, what readers imagine and what directors decide to portray on the big screens in theaters aren’t always the same. Sometimes, in fact, the two aren’t even close. An age-old argument is debated throughout nerd and geek communities to no end: is the book better than the movie?

Shelf Space

The bookworm’s shelf is ever-expanding and, therefore, losing space. As the veteran bookworm lengthens his or her collection of work, their bookshelf shrinks accordingly. Some bookworms reside in cluttered rooms and apartments, surrounded by books which have overflowed their shelves, laying on the floor, on the bookworm’s bed, and everywhere in between.

Avoiding Social Interaction

It isn’t personal, but sometime bookworms just want to be by themselves with a book. They’ll procrastinate going out and come up with excuse after excuse after lousy excuse. All they want to do is stay home and read. Sometimes a bookworm’s anti-social behavior might grow concerning, however, simply checking on them should prove whether or not they’ve lost it or not. Sometimes, the book is just too good to put down.

Chelsea Parker writes for Pillow Talk Books, a website that sends you daily emails filled with bestselling romance books

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