Bookish Quirks

Okay, so we all have them. Maybe we admit to some more freely than others, but they’re all part of the bookish experience. Here are just a few of mine:

  • Deciding you need to read every future release by an author because you fell in love with the first one you read.
  • Reading a copy you borrowed from the library when you already own a signed copy because you don’t want to accidentally hurt yours.
  • Reading a book that has multiple cover designs and saying you read the one with the cover you prefer, whether you read that particular one or not.
  • Preordering multiple copies of a book. On purpose.
  • Reading picture books when you’re having a bad day.
  • Compulsively buying the entire series of one of your childhood favourites, even though you only read about forty of them when you were a kid. You’ll read them all one day, right?
  • Adoring a movie/TV series but knowing the book was better, even if you haven’t read it yet.
  • Feeling shame if you enjoy the movie/TV series more than the book.
  • The feeling you get when you finally own all of the copies of one of your favourite childhood series. Followed closely by the feeling you get when you discover a book in the series you didn’t even know existed when you were a child.
  • Spending an absurd amount of money on a series that’s now out of print, even though you know it’s going to be dodgy fun at best. Then enjoying them even more because you had to fight other people on eBay to get them.
  • Knowing you already own enough books to last you for decades but needing to buy more because you’re absolutely certain you’ll read them soon.

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