The Book Life | Five Hilarious Book Struggles Readers Know All Too Well

Happy Saturday everyone! I decided to get a little bit silly for a fun quick post that everyone can enjoy! Here are five hilarious struggles that many readers have experienced in one way or another. These are all moments that true book lovers can relate with and appreciate them for what they are.

These are all meant to be light and funny commentary for readers to chuckle at. I hope everyone has been having a good week and are enjoying a relaxing weekend. Later next week I do have a couple more reviews coming out starting with the second installment of Ken Zurski’s Unremembered History and also a two part Lewis & Clark series! Take care everybody!



#1 WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE SOCIALIZING

There comes a time in every reader’s life that they find themselves declining social invitations because they would prefer a night alone at home to read a new exciting book that has been taking forever to be released!

“Hey Sally, Do you want to come out tonight?”

“No, I cant. My cat is sick, I am sick, we are all sick…. *Cough* *Cough*”


#2 WHEN A BOOK IS RETURNED DAMAGED OR NOT AT ALL.

This is an age old problem! When our friends do not respect the property we lend out to them. In the case of a reader, the book is returned with pages folded or mangled. It is returned in less than perfect condition. This is almost just as bad as not returning the book at all! Every reader has been here a time or two if they have the habit of lending out their books. Let us all have a moment of sympathy for our ruined books.


#3 WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH A FICTIONAL CHARACTER

Books play on the passion, emotion, and feelings of readers; therefore, it is inevitable to fall in love with a fictional character. This can happen quite often! Who has not been guilty of falling in love with characters in the books they most enjoyed? There is some heart wrenching perfection in literature. I am definitely guilty!


#4 WHEN THEY HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE BUT NOT READ THE BOOK

The most frustrating part of this scenario is the movie watcher usually acts like they know everything about the plot and characters. This comes across as arrogant when they have not even bothered to read the literature. Please read the book before acting like you posses more knowledge of it than the person who has read the movie’s book. They know more in most cases! Books dive deeper than movies are able to accomplish. This is just fact.


#5 CAN’T DECIDE WHICH BOOK TO BUY IN THE BOOK STORE

When a reader is shopping through a book store and just cannot decide which books they want. This can turn into hours! It is so difficult deciding which books to pick. The readers starts out in their favorite genre’s section and just are stumped. Admit it. You have been there before!


BOOK PICK OF THE DAY 

Against a backdrop of murder and intrigue at court of King Charles II, can Susannah and Raphael save their friend and find each other along the way? After a three-year absence mired in anxiety and trapped by her lack of speech, portrait miniaturist Susannah Gresham gathers her courage and returns to Whitehall Palace and her godfather, the king. Encountering Florentine jeweller Raphael Rossi, who appears to her just another court libertine, she is surprised when he finds his way unbidden into her thoughts.

With help from the Duchess of Richmond, Raphael has set out to win her heart. When Susannah’s closest friend Sam Carter is sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, Susannah and Raphael must race against time to uncover the real killer. But nothing is as it seems, for Sam has dangerous enemies who are determined to see him die… and will go to any lengths.

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9 thoughts on “The Book Life | Five Hilarious Book Struggles Readers Know All Too Well

  1. I completely agree with all of these struggles! It’s especially frustrating when someone hasn’t read the book but pretends they know everything about it. And the indecision in a bookstore is always a struggle for me too – there are just too many good options to choose from!

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  2. Love your list, Samantha. Hope you return to each of these as prompts for future posts.
    When it comes to lending books, I found myself buying a duplicate copy of ones I treasured, just so I wouldn’t have to worry about losing the one in circulation — I kept the other on my “private” shelf, up in my studio. These days, as I’m downsizing, I’m more likely to give a book away rather than lend it.
    Your bookstore selection dilemma brings up the question of just how do we decide what we’re taking. I’ve found that opening a book randomly and reading a sentence or two can be illuminating. Can the author write? Does the prose crackle or fall flat? Do I see anything new there? So what other strategies do smart readers employ?
    Keep having fun, definitely.

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