13 Struggles Only A Book Lover Will Understand

Bonjour, mes amis!

How are you all on this Tuesday afternoon?

I know I’m good, because as I’m sitting at the dining table typing this out at top speed, it is actually sunny outside! It’s monsoon season here in India, which means dark clouds, cold winds and such depressing cloudbursts all day 😦 . I hate rain, and yesterday, it was pouring so hard that I literally brought the whole River Nile home with me, soaked into my clothes.

And that was with an umbrella.

Anyway, today I am feeling super good and productive, in full hustle mode, energised by this little bit of sunshine and the reassurance that we will be able to play football outside as usual today!

I know what you’re thinking: “But according to your revised post schedule, this was supposed to go up yesterday!”

I am aware, folks, and I’m sorry. Yesterday was a very lazy day for me, I didn’t get nearly as much done as I would have liked to, and the dreary climate just amplified the urge to curl up under the covers and go all Rip Van Winkle. I barely even got my homework done. But, I know, that’s not really an excuse and I will not be missing any more posts in the future. You gotta fight the laziness!

Today’s post is one that I have been planning right from when I started this blog two months ago. I did ‘The Perks Of Being A Bookworm’ as one of my very first posts, and I knew I had to do the flip side of the story too. Namely, the struggles that come with being such a hard core book lover.

With that being said, let us delve right into it!

  1. Never having enough space on your bookshelves. Don’t even get me started on this one.
  2. Going absolutely nuts when the newest book of a series has just come out and you don’t have it yet.
  3. When ‘that’ person thinks it’s funny to yank your book out of your hand randomly so that you lose your spot.
  4. Having to fight the uncontrollable urge to buy multiple copies of the same book so that you can collect all the editions.
  5. When ‘limited edition’ is your weakness.
  6. Spoilers. Need I elaborate?
  7. Trying to control your absolute outrage when you see people who don’t treat their books well.
  8. Trying to control your absolute outrage when you see people who don’t treat your books well. You better start running, bad borrower.
  9. Attempting to be okay with reality, even though the world in between those pages is the only place you ever want to be.
  10. Having to explain your love for a book to someone who doesn’t reciprocate it. The WORST.
  11. Resisting the urge to slap people silly when you hear this line: “They’re just fictional characters!”
  12. Hiding your disappointment when you realise that not everyone gifted you a book on your birthday.
  13. The scramble for merchandise: when you NEED to buy all the merch related to this book in existence, but are obviously too broke to do so.

Haha, there are 13 struggles and today is the 13th of June.


But seriously, the struggle is real y’all.

It’s not easy being in love with books this much :/ .

Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post (very much in accordance to my revised post schedule 😉 )!

ThePastryPoet, signing off.




6 thoughts on “13 Struggles Only A Book Lover Will Understand

    • ThePastryPoet says:

      OMG YUS GURL! That’s so true. When people say that, I go crazy inside. Although, that doesn’t happy with me very often because I make it very clear to people who know me well, that I would very much like to spend ALL my money on books.

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