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    21 Things Book Lovers Feel Slightly Guilty About

    No matter how many unread books you own, there's always room for more.

    1. Going on a book buying spree when there's still dozens of unread books waiting for you at home.

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    2. Having your bedside table resemble a game of Jenga with all of the book you're halfway through reading.

    3. Setting yourself a reading target for the year and falling short of meeting it.

    4. Not being able to find a bookmark so just using the nearest thing to hand.

    5. Or even worse, dog-earing a page.

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    6. Giving up on having any sort of order to your bookcase because just own so many damn books.

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    7. Moving house and realising just how many books you actually own.

    8. Reading a book one too many times to the point where the spine breaks.

    9. Or when the cover develops that awkward, annoying curl.

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    10. Making up an excuse to avoid lending someone a book because you're afraid they might damage it.

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    11. Literally judging a book by its cover, especially when it comes to avoiding books with a dreaded movie cover.

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    12. Getting personally offended when a book you love gets turned into a movie.

    I hope the guy who just cut me off in traffic has his fav book made into a movie & the characters are nothing like he imagined them

    13. Being so into a book that you've missed your bus or train stop.

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    14. Or remembering your stop but continuing to read your book while walking and holding up anyone who's walking behind you.

    15. Not getting enough sleep because you were kept up by a good book.

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    16. Leaving somewhere early to get back to a book you were reading.

    17. Or completely avoiding going out altogether to finish a book.

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    18. Buying multiple copies of the same book by your favourite author.

    Fun fact: I own three different copies of Catcher in the Rye bc Salinger is bae.

    19. Avoiding reading one of classics, even though you know you'll probably like it.

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    20. Getting way too excited while trying to describe your favourite book to a friend.

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    21. And finally, spending money you don't have on even more books.

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