Happy bookworms are known for two things 1) ruling the universe and 2) making the world full of sunshine and rainbows and black holes and the dark side of the moon and black magic but minor details
And so the world is a better place, I’m going to share 10 things you should be telling bookworms! This is for humans, dragons and bookworms alike so you can join the fun which is sadly at this point reading this post. Your welcome.
1. Here are some free books!
WE LOVE FREE BOOKS. WE LOVE BOOKS. But not having to do anything for those books like acquire money from the bank at the end of the universe. Just hearing “You won a giveaway!” fills us with joy. We love ARCs (though we still have to work for these) bookish gifts and more books to be added to our small collection already. YES, THIS IS A SMALL COLLECTION YOU ONION.
2. BOOK MAIL!!!
Picture this. You are in your room, lying on the floor, contemplating about Blue and Gansey and Adam and Ronan as you do, and someone from downstairs shouts “there’s a book for you in the mail!” THE INTENSE HAPPINESS I GET when I come home from school and see book mail for me or I’m doing the above and I hear something come through the door and I JUST RUSH DOWNSTAIRS AND IT IS SUCH A GOOD FEELING OKAY?! Bookworm dreams.
3. Your favourite author is writing a new book!
When a bookworm has a favourite author, THEY WILL BECOME OBSESSED. They will reread the book gazillion of times or buy all the merchandise or collect all the ARCs or even if they do none of these (me) they will get incredibly excited for an author’s new release. I SQUEAL SO MUCH when my favourite authors announce book deals. I mean Cait @ Paper Fury is already one of my favourite authors and aha I haven’t even read her book yet. BUT LEIGH BARDUGO AND V.E SCHWAB AND MARIE LU AND OTHER GOOD AUTHORS ANNOUNCING BOOK DEALS. CFITUSOHLAJKHAJ *combusts*
4. Good things about an anticipated release.
So here you are waiting for this book to be released and then as people start to receive ARCs they say GOOD things about the book! We bookworms LOVE to hear good things about upcoming books because WE GET NERVOUS ABOUT WHETHER WE WILL ACTUALLY LIKE THE BOOK OR IF IT WILL DISAPPOINT. So early reviews are a life saver.
5. It is okay to love books and YA and have certain genres that you particularly like and it’s not childish to like fantasy and dragons and it shouldn’t be a guilty pleasure to read romance and just read what you want, don’t let people tell you what you can and can’t read depending on your age or anything else, you be you.
I wish people would stop judging me by the books I read. I read MG books sometimes. I feel scared to put that on Goodreads because everyone on there screams about YA. To be honest, I still love picture books. NOTHING WRONG HERE OKAY!?
6. You don’t HAVE to read!
You know what? For once I’d like to have some pressure off reading. As in, there is so much pressure for bookworms to read and while I’d like to read 4 books a month I make myself read 10 or 9 or 8. I hate that. Sometimes I wish someone just told me that “you don’t have to read!” and that its okay to want a break from words.
7. Let’s go to the bookstore/library!
While I know not everyone has access to libraries and bookshops, even going to Amazon or book depository makes me smile. Entering a bookstore and the fresh smell of books, gosh. Entering a second-hand bookstore and feeling the love for books around me, GAHHHH. And libraries where there is SO MUCH community, YES. Browsing through books, luxurious I tell you.
8. I loved this book you recommended to me
IT ACTUALLY MAKES MY DAY when someone says they bought this book because of me or borrowed the book from the library because of me and then goes on to LOVE the book. I mean it’s disappointing when they dislike the book, but when someone loves YOUR recommendation? asdfghjkl;lkjhgfdsa
9. Here’s a book that includes “x” representation
It truly warms my heart when a book represents ME. While not every book hits the nail on the head for me, when someone says this has Muslim rep or Asian rep, I get SO excited because it is SO incredibly awesome to see yourself in a book. I’m not exaggerating here. Every reader deserves that feeling of seeing them in a book.
Silence is one of the purest sounds for a bookworm. We don’t like to be disturbed whilst reading at all. So when you finally snuggle down with a good book and hot chocolate and you hear…nothing, it fills you with absolute delight. Please don’t disrupt a bookworm whilst reading. DON’T DISTURB ANYONE WHILST READING PLEASE. This should be like a law. Unless you are trying to save their life. The only exception here.
Do you feel the pressure to read books? DON’T YOU JUST LOVE BOOKS SO MUCH AND YOUR HEART FEELS WHOLE WHEN YOU GET NEW BOOKS?!?!? What books have you seen yourself in? What are your anticipated releases for 2018 (it is SO soon!) Talk away, I don’t bite! (Unless we are talking about food here)