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Only Bookworms Have Done At Least 24/36 Of These Things

Do you dream of having a home library?

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  1. Tick off all the things you've done
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    Had a “book hangover”, where you didn’t feel ready to read a new book because you were still emotionally invested in the one you last finished.
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    Felt obliged to keep reading a book despite having found it boring.
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    Brought a book to a party or any other social event, “just in case”.
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    Seriously considered joining a book club.
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    Actually joined or started a book club.
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    Set yourself a reading target at the beginning of the year.
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    Exceeded your reading target before the year was over.
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    Spent over half an hour browsing a book shop.
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    Spent over an hour browsing a book shop.
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    Brought more than two books on a short trip.
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    Spend ages deliberating over which books to take on holiday with you.
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    And then gotten more books at the airport anyway.
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    Sniffed an old book.
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    Sniffed a new book.
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    Been bitterly disappointed by the movie version of a book you like.
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    Avoided watching an adaptation just so it wouldn't sully the memory of the book for you.
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    Judged someone for organising their books aesthetically rather than practically.
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    Run out of space for all of your books.
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    So had to stack some on the floor or wedged horizontally into any bookshelf gaps.
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    Dreamed of having a library at home.
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    Stayed up until 3 a.m. so you could finish a book.
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    Been so immersed reading a book on a bus or train that you’ve missed your stop.
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    Felt so disappointed by a book’s ending that you’ve ranted about it to someone.
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    Or looked up online to see if other people also hated the ending.
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    Struggled to come up with a definitive answer when someone asked you what your all-time favourite book is.
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    Been moved to near tears because a character you loved died.
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    Gotten upset towards the end of a good book because you didn’t want the journey to be over.
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    Seen someone reading a book you like in public, and wanted to strike up a conversation with them about it.
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    Had a book shop loyalty card.
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    Ended up on an emotional rollercoaster because the cover and blurb of a book you bought were actually very misleading.
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    Been annoyed when a book you like was re-released with an uglier cover.
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    Bought multiple editions of a book because the covers were so nice.
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    Reread the same book over and over again instead of starting a new one you bought more recently.
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    Owned a tote bag or badge proclaiming your love of books.
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    Felt nervous lending someone a book in case it gets ruined.
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    But liked someone a hundred times more after finding out they read and enjoyed a book you recommended to them.
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