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    Posted on Dec 15, 2015

    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.

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    Mmmm. Smells like the rest of my weekend.

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

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    We're here to tell you that it's totally fine.

    4. You are never, ever without a book.

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    You might leave your keys at home, but never your book.

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

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    *Shudder* If you're not familiar, you can check it out here.

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

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    And, yes, sometimes that means there will be tears.

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

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    When they hurt, you hurt.

    8. ...and talk about them accordingly.

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    To anyone who will listen! And anyone who won't!

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

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

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    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.

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    YOU AND THE STORY ARE ONE.

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

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

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

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    16. You were probably raised by LeVar Burton.

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    And he was instrumental in forming your love of reading. (Thanks, LeVar!)

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

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    March 18th, 1998. There was a chill in the air, and you had macaroni for lunch.

    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.

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

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

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    See you in 10 hours!

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

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    EMOTIONS.

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

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

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    "Cannot sleep... must... learn... what... happenZzzzzzz."

    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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    Become lost, find yourself, and enjoy.

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