Book lovers unite! Welcome to my bookish page for Book Lovers!
I’ve always wanted a space for my extra special reads. Plus, a place to add my reviews and thoughts, favorite genres, must have books, audible versions, best gifts for bookworms, etc.
So, let’s talk about common traits all book lover’s share, shall we?
Common Traits that Book Lovers Share
Book lovers despise interruptions when reading
You’ve finally found the perfect position to settle in with your book, are just starting to get really lost in the pages, warm cup of coffee in hand when…the peace is ruined. Someone comes in to watch TV, the doorbell rings, any number of distractions pulls you away from your little piece of paradise and nothing is more frustrating!
Can’t get the stickers off your new book
You’ve got this stunning cover on a book you’ve been waiting to come out for ages and when it finally arrives in the mail after weeks of anticipation, the gorgeous cover design is ruined with a big promotional sticker on it, reading something like ‘Now being adapted into the hit Netflix show!’. It just ruins the whole look of our personal library!
Book lovers will read a series before the last book is out
We’re so attached to these characters and the storyline and the second to last book is building up to an incredible finale…that we have to wait over a year for. The anticipation can sometimes make the read all the sweeter, but God, these cliffhangers kill us!
Getting obsessed with characters and having to say goodbye
You know what’s even worse than not being able to finish the series immediately? Finishing the series and realising we’ll never hang out with these characters, never hear anything new from them again. It’s like a loss, and we ask for privacy at this time, thank you.
Book lovers want to throw the book
We just knew they were going to screw it all up! We love and hate those characters, the ones who fall for trap, the miscommunication trope, the one who plays right into the villain’s hands by sacrificing themselves. They make the story all the juicier, but it’s so frustrating to watch it happen!
If they glance across the room at one another or brush fingers one more time without doing something about it, we’re going to burst – which is half the fun anyway! Waiting for the penny to drop that they both like one another and the anticipation building is one of our favourite romance tropes!
Bad for the Book
Are your books scrawled with notes, dog ears and stickers, or kept utterly pristine with bookmarks and careful shelving methods? Whichever team you fall into, we all love books at the end of the day. (But the pristine team are doing it wrong.)
Wanting a book tattoo
Do we get the Harry Potter wand? The stag from Throne of Glass? The mockingjay from The Hunger Games? Our favourite quote? How do we even pick a favourite quote? You probably have a Pinterest board filled with them, but can never decide which one to get so never end up getting on at all!
Book lovers have too many books
Some people collect stamps, others collect coins – we collect books. It’s an expensive hobby to be sure, but it’s worth it to see the beautiful colourful shelves bursting with hundreds of different stories and characters just waiting to be discovered!
Did not finish sense of failure
‘Did Not Finish’. The label of a failure for many of us, though it’s perfectly natural to not be able to trudge through 300+ pages of something you’re not enjoying, Reading should be pleasurable, not a task. This isn’t to say don’t expand your boundaries by reading the same things over and over, but sometimes, you and an author just won’t click and that’s okay.
Wanting all the latest merch
The cool t-shirt, the pretty tote, the full on fangirl merchandise – we want it all, but we’re so broke! The pretty pieces would add to our library and show how mildly obsessed we are with all our favourites!
Book Lovers always have an extra book
Because just in case, right? You never know when you’ll have time to dive into something particularly gripping, on the bus, in the waiting room, a bench in the park – it’s always good to be prepared.
Have to stop in every book shop
Because you never know when they’ll have something new and exciting in! Plus, there’s just something so comforting and quiet about a bookshop. The smell of fresh books, straight off the printer, the quiet murmurs of fellow shoppers – it’s a haven on every high street.
We miss people we’ve never met
Turning that final page can feel like waving goodbye to a friend that’s never coming back. We’ll miss them, now that no new stories are coming our way featuring them, and they’ll stay with us long after closing the book.
Conclusion about Book Lovers
While book lovers are similar in the above ways, it’s important to remember that their individual tastes, preferences, and reading habits can vary greatly. What unites them is the enduring love for the written word and the transformative power of books in their lives.