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13 of the hardest things about being a book lover

Do you read a lot? Come be with your people.

NOT EVERYONE IS into books, which is something that is virtually impossible for a book lover to understand.

For them, the joy of getting into a good book is almost impossible to compete with.

However, it’s not all easy, in fact, being a book lover comes with its challenges.

Challenges like these.

People expecting you to do other things when you’re at the juicy part of your book

Work? ┬áDon’t they know I’m only 50 pages from the end?!?

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Not being able to talk to anyone about what’s happening in your book because no one else is reading it

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People suddenly getting into a book after the film comes out

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Film versions of books ruining the images you have in your head of what the characters look like

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People giving you weird looks when you cry or laugh in public while reading

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Lending people a book because you think they’d really enjoy it and them not bothering to read it

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Lending people books and never getting them back

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Lending people books and getting them back with broken spines and folded corners

…or maybe that’s just for the hardcore.

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Getting a third of the way through a book and suddenly realising you’ve read it before

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Having to wait ages for the next book in a series

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Not being able to read in the car or on the bus because it makes you feel sick

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Trying to hold your book open so you can read while eating/making a sandwich

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Surviving a childhood spent with your parents telling you to go outside and play

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