BuzzFeed recently did a post on 23 Irrational Fears All Book Lovers Have. I definitely had to follow up on their post and write my own, based on it. I do have some of the fears mentioned in their post, but for the rest I mostly thought of them from my own experiences. What fears do all book lovers have? Do you have any of these fears?
1. Walking into a bookstore and not being able to find the book that you specifically came there for.
I'm not going to deny that at times when I go into Barnes and Noble looking for a book that's been on my bucket-list for years, I usually don't find it. And it get's me aggravated because then I go and buy other books that I don't even need and haven't been wanting to read. It's like diving into a sea of books: You just don't know when you're head is going to pop out on the surface.
2. Spending sacred reading hours on what will end up being the WORST book you've ever read. WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT SHIT? (directly from BuzzFeed).
I hate when I spend at least two sittings reading a book that, in the end, just ends up going on my top 10 list of worst books ever. I'm always scared when getting into a new book because I don't know whether I'll like it or not. And the worst is when I end up hating the book in the end and it took me days to read!
3. Lending a book to your friend and it comes back in horrible condition.
I actually don't let people borrow my books, but I just thought this photo was hilarious!
4. Getting trapped somewhere and realizing you don't have any reading material. (directly from BuzzFeed)
I don't go anywhere without my books, not the gym, pizzeria, school, or even the bathroom. Because yes, why not? I read books in the bathroom and I'm so not ashamed of that! Don't you just feel so lost without your books?
5. Having to put a glorious book down because of 'real life' interruptions. (directly from BuzzFeed)
Wait what's real life and what's not reality xD? There are times when I'm so into a book and just in the zone, but then I get called to either take out the garbage or do my homework. I swear, 60% of the time that's how I don't finish books as fast as I can.
6. Having a book hangover once you've finished a fantastic book, and you can't seem to pick up another book to read.
The Throne of Glass series. The Throne of Glass series will give you an extremely huge book hangover because it's that awesome, and it leaves such a lasting effect on your life. Great books are the ones that make you think long after you've finished reading it.
7. Scared that you soon won't have enough shelves to fit all your books. You'll need new ones and that means you'll have to go to the store and show your face, and spend even more money! (directly from BuzzFeed)
This fear is actually more recent since I have no more room for books and they're starting to pile up on my sofa. Praise the lord, please someone please make a magical bookcase appear in my room. I just know a lot of people struggle with this and if it were up to me, BOOKSHELVES SHOULD BE FREE!
8.Never finding someone who will obsess over a series with you. WHY WON'T YOU CRY WITH ME? (directly from BuzzFeed)
I'm still finding someone to fangirl about the Rebel Belle series by Rachel Hawkins with me. If you know this series and love it as much as I do, please IM or message me and we'll have lots of fun talking all about it. And of course, fangirling over David!
9. Panicking when you realize your love life will never mirror your OTP's love life. (directly from BuzzFeed)
Please Chaol Westfall, be with me! It's not that I don't love my charming BF, but why can't he also be a Captain of the Guard like the infamous Chaol Westfall. And I would be Celaena Sardothien, a highly trained assassin. Ohh how I love OTPS.
10. Being terrified that your favorite book will be released as a horrible film and your entire perception of the universe itself will change.
11. When your favorite author publishes the next book in a series that literally destroys you and is not favorable to how you wanted it to end. (suggested by my bestie, Killian @ Leaf On the Breeze.)
Let's just say this has happened more than a few times in my lifetime, and I actually forgot about this one like an idiot. I'm not gonna say which author... but you know who you are!!
Do you have any irrational fears about books? Please share and tell me which of these fit you the most?