13 things you can relate to if you are a Bibliophile

10 things you can relate to if you are a Bibliophile
Reading is one of the best hobbies one can have. There are a lot of advantages of reading books. Well I won’t go on about the benefits of reading books. But here are a few things that book lovers would agree to.
1. The best holidays are the days spent with books.
Eat, sleep, read repeat is one of the best ways to spend a holiday. But for you it is read, read, read!
2. A book is the best present that someone can give you on your birthday
3. You hate movie adaptations of books
Why oh why! Everything was so perfect until the movie happened. Movies never do justice to the book. And well there are people who say, “Why read the book when it will be made into a movie?” How I wish the earth would swallow them up.
4. Anything can be a bookmark
Bills, notes, price tags, a piece of paper and well yes actual bookmarks. All these can be bookmarks. Anything but dog earing the books!
5. You can forego food, drinks and sleep for a book
Yes! When you are reading a really interesting book, sleep doesn’t matter. You can be a zombie the next day at work or at college. It is all worth eat. And food. Well even if Mum prepares your favourite dish, you will still relish that book!
6. When you finish reading a book it takes time for you to get over it. 
“Why did he have to die?” “What happened to them after that?” You may have completed the book but you will still live in the world of that book.
7. But that is only until you begin the next.
Another book, another story, another world.
8. Soft copies maybe there but what you prefer are books you can smell!
Soft copies are alright. But you need books you can hold, smell and caress like a baby! Books are your babies. Speaking of which, you first smell a book before reading it. The smell of books is the world’s best fragrance for you! You smell a book before you read it. You need books, real books with paper.
9. You carry a book wherever you go
There is always a book in your bag. You never feel lonely because you have  books for company. Some people may think that you are a loner and it must be sad for you to be alone. But hey! Books are your best friends! You learn, you travel with books.
10. You want to live in a bookstore or a library
If someone asks you how your dream home would be like, your description would suit a bookshop or a library!
11. And when you find another book when you are already reading one- the struggle you go through!
You are already reading a book and then you find another book which you badly wanted to read. What do you do? Do you give up on the one you are reading? Do you wait?
12. If someone disturbs you when you are reading a book, God save them! 
You love spending your own sweet time with books and if someone comes and disturbs you while reading a book, then God save them! There is no wrath greater than that of yours if you forced to come out of the world of books.
13.You have probably hidden a novel within a textbook while studying for exams. 
Been there, done that you say? Then you are my best friend. Exam time means more novel reading time. The only advantage of those hefty textbooks is that you can hide most of your novels and read them without others noticing. Or you have read in the dark.
So these are the things a book lover can relate to. Did you relate with this post? Do you have more things to add? Then make sure you let me know about it in the comments.
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41 responses to “13 things you can relate to if you are a Bibliophile”

  1. Modern Gypsy says:

    Absolutely 100% related to the post! I read The Exorcist during my 10th board prep leave. I used to stay up all night to study … Umm..read…and I can’t tell you how badly spooked I would get with the slightest noise in the dead of the night!!

  2. Kala Ravi says:

    Fab post Reema..loved the gifs….too cool! Felt nostalgic reading this.

  3. Is it weird? No. This is a way we express our love for the books. Turning up the pages and sniffing a book is one of the things that give us immense pleasure. Sometimes we find the story more fascinating than our life because one really gets fed up from that same boring routine. We get involved in the book and actually feel so connected with the characters of the story. I’m usually happy to finish a book and get started on the next one but sometimes it’s tough. Yes, goodbyes are tough and some of the books are really hard to end.

  4. I loved this post.But I think I wrote this. I can read walking .The only way I survived the first year of baby care was reading on my tab 24/7 Books are BFF,Books are life .Books made me everything I am. Great post.

  5. Rajlakshmi says:

    True true true… I could do relate to this. I have a hard time coping with the aftermath of reading an excellent writing. The real world losses all its charm. 🙂

  6. Simran Kaur says:

    Wow! absolutely loved this post Cheers for the love for books we share.

  7. Nisha says:

    Love it! Love it ! Love it!
    Both reading and your post. 🙂

  8. Deepa says:

    I can completely relate to this..Great list!

  9. Tina Basu says:

    yes to all of that. I took a hell lot of a time to get over Pride and Prejudice and wanted to be with Mr. Darcy! I felt the same with so many other books, i am like always in character!
    And so cute, you used a gif of Michelle from Full House, How I miss them!

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  11. Jaibala Rao says:

    I relate to all of these. I have done every single one at some point of time, and keep doing them even now.

  12. Manisha Garg says:

    just laughing… thumbs up #zarahatkeblogreads

  13. dew cool says:

    wow amazing post …i get connected to this post 🙂

  14. Shalini says:

    Oh yes! I so relate to this one. Every single point! A brilliantly compiled post! 🙂

  15. What a gorgeous compilation – and every point rang true with me. Veyr well written. cheers

  16. Ranjini says:

    Yes yes yes! 😀 I have read books in bathrooms overnight (Hostel dormitories) Loved the entire list. And I only read real books. I cant sit with soft copies. One of the reasons being smell. And also for that complete experience.

  17. Venice says:

    Aah, books, my true friends int his chaotic world! I love snuggling under a bed cover, with some snacks and coffee beside me while reading. It’s especially difficult when I’m reading a thrilling book and have to go to office – then whole day I sit impatiently wanting to get home and read on – sneaking the book into office would definitely get me fired because – like the point mentioned – no disturbing when I’m reading a book!! 😀

  18. I can relate to this 100 percent especially points 1, 5, 11 and 12. Very nicely put Reema 🙂

  19. Anshul Taran says:

    Awesome post to which most of us can relate to..
    I used to read Harry Potter books during my school days by hiding in the terrace, and I still read books by hiding them in my medical books 😉

  20. Aseem says:

    Some awesome points there :). While I still agree with point 8 in my heart of hearts, living here in Kuwait with expensive books all around and struggling to wait for people to get paperbacks for India was becoming really difficult. And so recently, I finally got hold of a KINDLE and I must say that while the experience is new, it surely doesn’t disappoint :).

    • Reema D'souza says:

      That is nice! Kindle is a saviour only when you don’t access to good old paper backs otherwise nothing beats paperbacks!

  21. This is absolutely brilliant. Loved each and every point, not to mention the gifs that so matched the mood.

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