24 Things People Slightly Obsessed With Reading Know To Be True

    It's not just a book; it's a whole world.

    1. You know nothing beats the smell of a brand-new book...

    2. ...except maybe the smell of an old one.

    Mmmm. Smells like the rest of my weekend.

    3. Sometimes you wonder whether it's normal to like books more than people.

    4. You are never, ever without a book.

    5. The Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last" is your actual worst fear.

    6. There are books you associate with certain points of your life, and re-reading them takes you back.

    7. You begin to think of fictional characters as real people...

    8. ...and talk about them accordingly.

    9. The thought of moving scares you because you're going to have to haul about 127 boxes of books.

    10. And, of course, there's the matter of deciding which twenty (-five hundred) books you'll take with you on a trip!

    11. You feel a secret thrill when a book teaches you a new word.

    12. Sometimes you become so immersed in a book that you begin thinking and speaking like its characters.

    13. Nothing and no one can keep you away from a book you've become invested in.

    14. You've caught yourself sneaking time to read while you're supposed to be working or studying.

    15. And you’ve started a book only to look up and discover that an entire day has gone by.

    16. You were probably raised by LeVar Burton.

    17. You distinctly remember the day you got your first library card.

    18. You've dreamed of living in a mansion just so you could have one of those giant, crazy, rich-people libraries all to yourself.

    19. For you, going on a trip means a chance to visit a new bookstore.

    20. And you can't just "visit a bookstore." Oh no — you practically move in.

    21. Plus, you can't just ~casually~ peruse a book. You get ALL THE WAY INTO IT.

    22. You've put a book aside because you can't bear the thought of finishing it and having it all be over.

    23. But you've also made the extremely difficult decision to keep reading instead of going to sleep.

    24. You know there's no feeling quite like that foggy dreaminess that sits with you right after you finish a book.

    Guess the only thing to do is...START ANOTHER!

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