You know the lists. The ones that list an x amount of things that only (hardcore) bookworms do or like or understand. I don’t know about you but some of those can make me feel pretty disconnected from being a lover of books. Like if you don’t tick those boxes that you aren’t one. Or that you aren’t enough. Or it can feel like that.
So I am here to share with you some of the things these lists mention reasonably often that I don’t or can’t do. Because that is okay too.
1 Read in the car for longer than a chapter
I don’t have motion sickness but I do like to be in control. Being a passenger does not make me be in control so I want to keep my eyes on the road so I can warn my driver of impending doom. You know, like a good passenger should. Reading does not go along with that.
2 Stay up past my bed time to finish a book
As I get older, past the ripe age of 30 now, I need my sleep more and more. Staying up to finish a book is not a thing I can get away with these days, even more so now we have a toddler that likes to get up super early. #nonenthusiasticyeay I have to force myself sometimes to read an hour before bed time when I go to bed early.
3 Always have a book in my bag
I don’t have a book in my bag. I don’t have the time to read when I am away most of the time and most things in my bag have to do with wiping noses, fingers and butts these days. Though to be fair, I never was one that always carried a book in my bag. Only if I knew for sure I would be having time, like if I took the train to my then still boyfriend (but now husband) would I have a book with me. I don’t see the use of having a book with me if I can’t read anyway.
4 Judge people by their book shelf organisation
Hey, whatever floats your boat. If you want to put the spines of books to the back because you find the pages more aesthically pleasing, please be my guest. Just don’t expect me to do it to my books and we’ll get along just fine.
5 Getting angry at dog-earing books
As long as it is your own book you can treat your book any way you like. You paid for it. You own it. I won’t judge you for it. I won’t get angry for it. But library books or books you loaned from others, please respect in what the the owner would like it back. ❤
An extra question to you all. Every year I do a book shelf tour and this year I’d like to start that off with any questions you might have regarding my shelves and the books I own. Please fill in any questions here. You can totally leave it as a anonymous question.