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41 Struggles Of Being A Reader

The Struggle is so real I simply cannot even handle it anymore. Everyone knows that in the field of reading, there are a plethora of struggles we must combat…these are some of those struggles

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1. Choosing between a Nap or another chapter

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2. Always misplacing the bookmarks

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3. Having to go to work after read a book that left you emotionally compromised

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4. To audiobook or not to audiobook

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5. Sticking with the book buying ban

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6. If the book is worth getting the ebook or the physical copy

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7. Fending off Spoilers

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8. Reading faster/slower than your friends

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9. Getting into a comfortable position only to have a plot twist drive you out of it

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10. Trying to get back into a comfortable position

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11. Shopping on BookOutlet.com

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12. Getting out of Reading Slump

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13. Realizing you left home without a book

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14. When the bloody covers don’t match in a series

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15. Having the series in Paperback and the final installment is published only has a hardback

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16. Keeping the bank happy

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17. Hoping the movie adaption does the book justice

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18. When the movie doesn’t do it justice

19. Buying the movie adaption anyway

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20. Cliff-fucking-hangers

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21. Space for all the books

22. Deciding if an e-reader is worth it

23. Letting a friend borrow a book from you and getting it back damaged and doggy eared

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24. Bookmarking the wrong page

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25. Moving

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26. Your most anticipated book releases during Finals week

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27. Your favorite character dies

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29. Accidentally hitting your kindle and losing your page (BONUS: getting spoiled while trying to get back to your original page)

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30. Having books be different sizes, WHEN IN THE SAME SERIES

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31. Having Hardbacks discontinued when the paperbacks are released

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32. Waiting forever for the sequel

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33. Having the sequel be pure fluff when it’s released

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34. Waiting another century for the next installment

*cough* Looking at you, George R.R. Martin. *cough*

 

35. Translators no long translating book in a series after the first book

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36. Ebooks being more expensive than the paperbacks

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37. Having a book and/or author be super famous that they have a billion different editions

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38. When your library has every book in the series EXCEPT the one you need

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39. International shipping

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40. Shipping in general

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41. Containing your shock when a plot twist happens while you are sneak reading at work

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49 thoughts on “41 Struggles Of Being A Reader”

  1. OMG I relate to 4, 6, (except with library books and books I want to buy instead of ebooks) 8, 10, 12, (especially right now) sometimes 13, 14 (ESPECIALLY with Liz Braswell’s Disney retelling series. UGH that still frustrates me! D: ) 16 is DEFINITELY what’s happening to me right now, I think EVERYONE can relate to 17, 18 and 19, luckily 23 has never really happened to me, 27 happened to me recently D,: D,: , 33 and 38 has DEFINITELY happened to me, :/ and 40 is so frustrating! Especially when I don’t have many good bookstores near me. D:
    Great post! XD

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  2. 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30, 32, 36, 39 are such moods. Hell, the whole list.

    I try to always have my kindle with me, but the few times I forget it, it’s always a time when I’d need it the most. Always.

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  3. 33 of those fit me. Holy hell that’s a lot, haha!

    The biggest one right now, though? MOVING. We moved a month ago but we still have a ton of painting to do so I can’t set up my library yet and it’s KILLING ME. [The actual packing of books killed me a million times already though so I must be immortal or something.]

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      1. RIGHT? I actually packed them up in sessions. Like. One week all the books I had read already, then the books on my favorite shelves, then the books I simply knew wouldn’t get high on my TBR any time soon and then I started procrastinating because I wanted to read all the ones left and didn’t want to risk packing them.. :’)

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      2. YUP. And then I couldn’t stand the sight of my empty shelves and I ended up hauling them to another room where I wouldn’t see them every day, all day as soon as I got home because it broke my heart seeing them all empty! [But we bookworms are entirely normal creatures.]

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  4. this entire post is a mood sam….an ENTIRE MOOD and all you peasants who don’t read and judge us should learn from this post. *sniffs* you don’t know the trauma of mid series cover changes, or not finding the paperback copy with the nice cover (it happens and I’m forever salty because I’m a paperback gal)

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