Google+ Reading Teen: 10 Things Only Book Addicts Understand

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

10 Things Only Book Addicts Understand

1. Crushes on fictional characters are real.

Don't tell me I can't be in love with Han Alister, or Will Herondale, or Eight Beaufort, or whichever book guy I'm falling for at any particular moment, or all of them at once. They are real, and they are mine.

2. Book Pics

You take pics of your kids, I take pics of my books. Don't tell me that's not normal.

3. Petting, smelling and gazing adoringly at books.

Yeah, it doesn't matter how many copies you own, if you see your favorite book at the bookstore, what do you do? You pick it up, pet it, flip through the pages and smell it. Don't even bother denying it.

4. Yes I DO need ANOTHER copy of Anna and the French Kiss.


5. The magnetic pull of bookstores.

If there's a bookstore within a 10 mile radius, there really is no option but to go in. Especially if it's a new one. There's no fighting this. Do you need a new book? Does it even matter?

6. The need to reorganize those bookstores.

I can't go to a bookstore and spend less that 30 minutes because chances are, they're going to have books in the wrong place. Obviously they need my help. And I'm only too happy to oblige. By the time I'm done everything will be in it's proper location, and all my personal recs will be face out. You're welcome.

7. Matching covers.

There's really nothing that gets a book addict more riled up than when book covers change mid-series. We try to explain our fury with our IRL friends and they just look at us like . . .

8. This statement: 

My WoW pick was TFiOS, then I got the ARC IMM but my friend took it, dog-eared it and cracked the spine. So annoying.

9. But first, let me take a Shelfie.

(that's not a typo)

10. Stalking people who are reading your fav book. 

It doesn't matter if you're in the library, a book store, an airplane or the subway. If you spot someone reading one of your favorite books, the tension starts to build and build until you JUST CAN'T HOLD IT IN ANY LONGER! 


I know there are plenty more examples of our special brand of crazy. Let me know in the comments some of the things you do that may raise a few eyebrows.


  1. I pretty much LOVE this!

  2. Yes to all this. My favorite though is number 10 because that gif is so perfect. That's *exactly* how I feel when I see someone reading one of my favorite books :)

  3. I know!! The other day, and I can't believe I'm admitting this, I turned a book face out, and just basically waited for the girl next to me to pick it up so I could say, "That's a really good book!" When it happened it was actually a little more spastic than I intended, like, "OMG THAT'S SUCH AN AMAZING BOOK YOU SHOULD READ IT!!"

  4. I sometimes go to the bookstore on my work at home day. Because I am WORKING. I NEED to view the competitive titles on the shelves! It's imperative that I see what they look like in person. For a couple hours. This is my JOB people! :-)

  5. Well, of COURSE you do!! How can anyone even expect you to do anything ELSE!?! ;-)

  6. All of this is so true. omg. I'm only immune to the magnetic pull of bookstores when I absolutely know that I should NOT be spending any more money. Haha!

  7. Haha! This gave me a good giggle. It's so true man.

  8. You are so right! All of these are true. I also find myself finding books in the wrong section in the bookstores and libraries and I get this crazy impulse to fix it. Book events is another biggie: who else will stand in line for two hours to get a book or get a book signed?

  9. I LOVE THIS!!! It was totally fabulous and completely spot on! Must share!

  10. Yeah, I was thinking about how I've never actually gotten a signature of a famous person, but I have mountains of author signatures. Haha.

  11. I'm still laughing thinking about what some people probably think of me. O_O

  12. It's frightening. But hilarious.

  13. I wish I had the willpower to resist. Especially when I have no money. :'(


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