The Perks Of Being A Book-Nerd | Going to the Library/Bookstore

If you are in love with books, like I am, this can cause some awkward and funny situations. So I’ve compiled a list of a few situations (slightly dramatised, I must admit) that you might relate to as a book worm.

// The “Going to The Library/Bookstore” Edition //

Me: *pets book in bookstore because it’s so pretty*

Me: *stares at bookstore in admiration*
Me to self: “No. You are not going in there.”
Me to self: “But but but please!”
Me to self: “No.”
Me to self: “Aww come on! Only for five minutes!”
Me to self: “Okay. Five minutes and not a second more!”
Me: *walks out of bookstore half an hour later*

Me: *goes to bookstore / library with other person*
Me: *picks up book* *stares at it in admiration*
Other person: Have you read it?
Me: Yes omg it’s so good you should read it and it’s about this girl and she is [endless rambling about how much I love the book.]
Other person: *silently backs away*

Me: *goes to library*
Me: *picks up book*
Me: omg I need this
Me: *picks up another book*
Me: this one too
Me: oh and this one
Me: and this and this and this and this
Me: I can’t carry all these books that ridiculous. I should leave half of them here.
Me: I CAN’T CHOOSE, they’re all so precious!
Me: *Brings all of them home.*

Do you relate?


24 thoughts on “The Perks Of Being A Book-Nerd | Going to the Library/Bookstore

  1. I never, never leave the library with the number of books I intended to get. And then I get more than I can finish before the loans expire and have to try to figure out the most optimal way to renew them so I manage to have time for all of them πŸ˜‚

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    1. Haha I try to keep myself at a 3-book maximum, but I can’t help it if the library just has so many good books! When I was young I used to bring the maximum amount of books and was able to bring them back within the loaning time, but sadly I can’t read that much in a short time anymore. I admire your planning skills πŸ˜›

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  2. As someone who works in a library, I can confirm many people struggle with too many books. It’s always great seeing people with a stack of books whether they’re young parents with picture books, teenagers with young adult or elderly people with their crime thriller large prints.

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    1. Ooh yes it always makes me really happy to see people with many books coming from the library. I definitely am one of those people πŸ˜›

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  3. Strangely, I don’t relate. Seeing as how I’m on a very strict low-buy/no-buy I’ve been using the library a lot more, but I never check out more than what I’ll actually read.

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    1. I’ve been craving to go to a good bookstore lately, but there’s nothing close to my home 😦 although, that might be a good thing though because I can’t afford to buy all the books I’ll probably find there!

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  4. AYY YESS #relatable haha. I love going into bookshops and libraries just to browse, even if I don’t buy anything… (Although I mostly get stuff out my library if it’s possible. But visiting libraries in other places is also cool.) I love finding my favourite books there as well for some reason!

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    1. Yeah me too, finding your favourite books in bookstores is great! I love saying a silent “hi” to my faves. I’m a little weird πŸ˜›
      I mostly spend my time browsing and not buying in bookstores, they always just not have the right book, or the price is just a little too high, but I enjoy going there a lot!

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  5. Your post made me laugh so much! That entire monologue goes on in my head whenever I’m surrounded by books! I’ve learned my lesson to not go with people I know to the bookstore because they just annoy me by not being as enthusiastic as I am. I always have to walk past every book shelf that has a book I read as a way of saying ‘hi’ too. I don’t know if you do that though or if it’s just weird.

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    1. I love going to the bookstore on my own because then I don’t have to be afraid to be weird. I always spend like 5 minutes doubting whether I should buy the book or not and it’s kinda weird because I just keep lingering. I always say a silent “hi” to the books too! Especially ones that I’ve read, they weirdly feel like friends somehow πŸ™‚
      I’m happy you enjoyed the post!


  6. Definitely relate to the picking up a ton of books, realising I can’t carry them or I lack sufficient funds, then struggling with choosing! The pain 😫

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