23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand

The struggle is very, very real.

1. Deciding which book to read next.

20th Century Fox

2. Being excited to see the movie adaptation only to find out that they got everything wrong.

UPN

3. People saying the movie was better than the book.

Universal Pictures

4. Waiting forever for a sequel to come out.

20th Century Fox

*cough* Looking at you, George R.R. Martin. *cough*

5. Running out of space for your books.

ABC

6. Being interrupted while reading.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

A book = a “do not disturb” sign.

7. Lending a book to a friend only to get it back damaged.

Walt Disney

8. Or worse, never getting it back at all.

Comedy Central

9. Being asked what your favorite book is as if you could pick just one.

20th Century Fox

10. People saying you read too much.

Warner Bros.

MAYBE YOU TALK TOO MUCH.

11. Finding out that someone you like “doesn’t read.”

20th Century Fox

12. Losing your place when your bookmark falls out.

New Line Cinema

13. Deciding which book to bring on vacation.

20th Century Fox

14. Buying too many books on vacation and not having enough room to bring them all back.

NBC

15. Moving.

Walt Disney

16. Forgetting to eat or sleep because you’re too busy reading.

Walt Disney

17. Making a literary reference that no one else seems to get.

City Television

18. Running out of money from buying so many books (and still needing to buy more).

Universal Pictures

*will work for books*

19. People spoiling the ending of a book you’re reading.

20th Television

20. Or the ending of the series because they’re inconsiderate monsters.

Warner Bros.

21. Dealing with the death of your favorite character.

New Line Cinema

Or characters. AGAIN, LOOKING AT YOU, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN.

22. Being judged for crying in public at a book.

Lifetime

23. Finishing a book and realizing you live in the real world and not the book’s world.

20th Century Fox

But it’ll all be OK because that’s what re-reading’s for!

Walt Disney

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