Bookworms disagree on all sorts of things, whether it be book ratings or bookmarks vs dog ears. But, there is one thing we all agree on. And that is the fact that being a bookworm comes with many struggles.
I’m very excited to post this because this a collab with the amazing Olivia from Purely Olivia. She is fantastic, always writing great posts or leaving sweet comments. She usually posts about books, but she also does some lifestyle posts.
When I asked her about collabing, she immediately agreed and put forth the idea that we write about bookworm struggles. It was perfect!We will each be sharing 5 struggles in order to show you ten that all bookworms have.
Let’s get into it!
1. Catching Up On Reading Goals
Ideally, bookworms should be able to read all day, but we have things to do, like school and work. Apparently, these are more important than books. Because of this, books have to wait. And sometimes, they must wait a long time.
When this happens, one often finds themselves behind on their reading goal. So when you’ve only read 3 books out of your goal of 10 and then you discover that it’s the last few days of the month, well, the struggle is real. 😉
2. The Impossible Decision
Due to our lack of free books (See Olivia’s post), we are often forced to make decisions at bookstores. I could spend all day picking out giant stacks of books to buy. But I usually have only money for one. That’s the impossible decision.
To decide, I have to create long and intense lists of pros and cons and check reviews and then look at the cover and the synopsis. After all of that, I’m still stuck between two.
That’s why libraries were created.
3. Crafting Reviews
When a book is either really good or really bad, I struggle to put it into words. I know it’s got to be more specific than “AHHHHH” or “UGHHHHHH”, but those seem to work pretty well in most cases.
Don’t even get me started on the rating part. I often change my ratings three times to make sure that they perfectly represent the book. And that’s all decimals!
Guys, reviews are quite possibly the hardest thing to write!
4. Holiday Wishlists
Holiday wish lists are usually pretty easy for me. All I have to do is think about the next
100 books I want to read, put them in neat handwriting on various sheets of paper, and present those to my relatives.
Unfortunately, the relatives seem to think I want more. They ask for “non book options”, which are much harder to think of. All I want for the holidays are books, which is a constant struggle to explain.
5. Empty Space
Bookshelves are amazing places. They store all of your books and anything else, really. But, the books pile up quickly (Especially after a trip to a used bookstore). This means that sometime or another, you’re going to find yourself using all of your strength to push a thick hardcover into place. The hardcover will stubbornly not go into the slot. It’s clear that there is no more room.
This means it’s usually time for the dreaded book clean out. Or, trying to find space for a new bookshelf, which is just as hard.
This one is all about the struggle. You struggle to shove the book in, you struggle to decide between books to donate, and you struggle to find space for a bookshelf.
Well, I hope this enlightened you on some of the struggles bookworms face. Definitely make sure to check out Olivia’s part right here.
Olivia, I had a great time collabing with you! I hope that we can do it again sometime.
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Have you visited Olivia’s blog? Which struggle do you most relate to?