I love to read. I really love it. I love getting completely lost in a story and coming out on the other side changed just a bit. I love admiring the words that writers use and how they turn phrases into the images that run through my mind. This is the part of reading that just makes me lose myself in books.
I have to admit that my love of reading is the main reason I became a librarian/media specialist. That fact and that there is so very much more that I love about my job is a post for another day.
As I was perusing Pinterest the other day, I found several funny memes about reading that I added to my Pinterest Board called Book Art and Humor. I began to realize that so many of them really hit home for me, so I thought I’d share some of those as I wonder how the creators somehow know me so well. I hope you like them, ’cause, well, that may mean you like me. And that would be just awesome! 🙂
I have to say that no matter where I am I always have a book with me. It may be in my purse, in a backpack, or in my hand, and there are always several loaded on my phone. And, yes, I have been known to secretly read during banquets, awards nights and even parties. Because I suffer from:
To me this is a real thing and I really do suffer from it. If I find myself without a book, my heart actually races. I am not exaggerating!
This is my husband’s view of my Amazon “addiction.” I go to that site every single day. I have an Amazon Prime account and trust me, I get my money’s worth from it. (But that’s also a post for another day.)
I will read pretty much anything. Often I get stuck in one genre, but I do try to venture out. If I had to pick one, mysteries would be my favorite, but I can’t really think of a genre that I wouldn’t at least try.
And yes, I do read Young Adult (YA) fiction. And yes, I do like it! I have even done a post called A-Z Books for Young Adults That I Really Like.
Oh, yes, I know that feeling well!
I absolutely love going into a bookstore, and more often than not, I come out looking a bit like this image. The act of walking around and pulling out new books and reading the jacket, of touching the books I have already read, of finding new books by favorite authors. It almost makes me giddy.
Oh…and don’t forget sniffing books! They smell sooooo good!
And I cannot count the number of times that I have been unable to stop myself from helping out people in bookstores. I am often asked if I work there. My answer is “No, but I could. I’m a librarian.” And then more times than not I am asked for more help. And I love that! I LOVE introducing people to new books. It is such a rush to me. YES! I am a book nerd!
This, for me, is unconditionally true. I cannot imagine anyone wondering what to buy me. A bookstore gift card is without a doubt an outright no-brainer gift for me. And the way my mind races when I open one of these gifts is unbelievable. I am giddy at the thought of it!
This is somewhat of an issue for me. I do have an extremely long list of books that I plan to read, but that does not ever keep me from buying more. That being said, there are some books that I plan to read, just not at that time.
Some books just require patience. Sometimes I am not in the right frame of mind to read a particular book. That doesn’t mean I won’t get to it later. When the time is right.
And yes, I have this problem. If there is a book that I like, I can read late into the night. I can read in the car. I can read with the TV blaring. And I can also get so wrapped up in a book that I don’t hear anyone talking to me until someone yells out my name!
Even my family. 🙂 This drives them crazy, by the way!
I would really like to be stranded in a store with a food/drink store. I would not even attempt to get out! Food, drinks, a restroom and all the books I want for a
weekend week. That would be an amazing vacation! Does anyone know of a place like that where they wouldn’t notice I was locked in?
This would be my response when they found me.
Actually, I think people who “don’t like to read” just haven’t found the right book yet. If that is you, let me know and I promise that I can find a book that you will like. You just have to answer a few questions for me, agree to try at least 3 books for no more than 50 pages. I can find you a book. It is one of my “superpowers.”
And this is another. So, if you “don’t like to read,” will you give me a chance to change your mind? Or, if you already are a reader, which one of these memes fits you the most?