Good morning, you guys! How are you all doing today? Please don’t be fooled by the fact that you’re getting a second post this week that has been written in the morning. This post is the result of me waking up at 1AM and being up ever since. I just finally decided to do something other than fall down the YouTube rabbit hole!
On a positive note though: I finally finished Luke Cage and can now jump into Daredevil season 2! I am 100% excited. And all that Netflix is also the reason why I haven’t finished a single book yet this month. Priorities. I’ve obviously got mine straight.
Anyways, I’ve been rambling too much again already! I figured to shake things up a little bit this week, I would be doing a super fun (in my opinion) post about all of the feelings a reader might go through while reading a book! This post is going to contain a lot of gifs. What better way to describe how one is feeling than by using GIFs right???
Do you guys ever read a book and find yourself either tearing up or full on crying multiple times throughout and wonder what on earth is going on? Who have you become? Usually, you aren’t prone to showing emotions and here you are crying again and again because of a god damn book. What has this bookworm life done to you???
Sometimes, you just gotta move right along and just ignore what you just read. Stupid dialogue? Yeah, let’s just… move on. A plot point that is just absolutely ridiculous? Yeah, again. Let’s move on. We’ve got no time for any of that.
You are one of the super lucky people to already have your hands on a highly anticipated new release and you just stumbled upon a scene that you just 100% need to share and talk about but no one else has read as far as you yet and so you just sit there and scream internally. That GIF might just be your status update to let everyone know just how you are feeling. Shared pain is good, right?
Two things will provoke this reaction in me: I just finished a series and I have to say goodbye to all those characters I have come to really love. Or, much worse: a character I love just died. Like, why??? Dear authors, why do you insist on putting your readers through so much pain? It’s not fair.
This very well might be your reaction to a character death. Or, to something stupid AF happening in the book. Like, a plan that is guaranteed to not work out. The kind of plan that you are willing to bet money on not working out.
This GIF of Adam either describes me whenever I think of Matthew Daddario (I love the man, in case you guys didn’t know) or when my favorite character appears on the page. And if it’s been a while since I’ve seen them, that’s me x100!
You should’ve seen my actual reaction to Cassian and Azriel’s entrance in ACOWAR. It was just a tiny bit embarrassing. Someone my age shouldn’t make those noises because two fictional characters just appeared on the page.
LMAO. Basically me with my favorite characters. And me with Matthew Daddario. I have multiple GIFs saved to my computer of Adam that are titled after my feelings regarding Matt. It’s just a tiny bit extra. But I love it. And Matt. I love Matt.
Don’t you just hate when a character you truly loved does something really despicable and you find yourself going Tyra on them? Because how could they possibly betray us like that? It’s unacceptable.
Me once I got to know Cassian better and realized that he is so right up my alley as a character and that I would be doomed if anything happened to him. And then that ACOWAR scene happened and I knew I was 100% sold on the guy and that there was no returning for me.
Whenever a book features a great cast of characters and you just love them all so, so much. And when they start bickering? Yeah, you’re done. This makes me think of Jesper, Kaz and Mathias bickering about the afterlife and what their ghosts will do to the others (it’s a hilarious scene) or the Inner Circle in ACOMAF.
Honestly, this is the worst thing to happen to a reader. But it happens more often than it should. You’re just reading and everything is nice and dandy and suddenly you realize that your thoughts have drifted off entirely and you’re out there going on an epic heist with a different group of characters rather than actually taking in what is happening on the pages before you.
Do you ever finish a book and just think to yourself ‘Yep, I am so done.’ and then you find yourself turning into Stefan Salvatore because life is so much easier when you don’t care about anything or anyone? Because: same. Sometimes you just really need to turn off any and all feelings.
Sheldon’s honestly such a good representation of me while reading so many books this year. In both the good and bad kind of hyperventilating. I might’ve been doing the same thing in the above-mentioned incident of Cassian and Azriel’s entrance in ACOWAR. Yes, I am that person.
This GIF is just too real, you guys. This is me too many times to count. And not just because I have been reading through the night. Nope. Usually, I’ll also have been watching YouTube or Netflix all night. Sleep isn’t important, right? *is in denial*
And since I am so bad about sleep, this is also often me while reading – especially at night. But to keep this 100% real, more often than not, I will take a few sips and then once I’m really into my book I completely forget about my coffee and it turns cold (is there anything more disgusting than cold coffee???). Which is really sad because I just wasted an almost full cup of coffee!!! But yeah.
That glorious feeling when you have been kind of forcing yourself to continue reading a book and finally realize that, you know what? This isn’t worth your time! You’re not enjoying yourself and isn’t that what reading is all about? So you finally decide to just DNF the book. Fuck that shit! You should be spending your precious reading time on something that gives you all the joy in the world!
Honestly, I hope you guys don’t mind these kinds of posts! But whenever I find myself writing more serious types of posts one after the other (no matter if you guys get to see them right away or a bit later), I feel like I need to switch things up to keep it interesting and fun for myself, which is exactly where these posts come in!
Which one of the GIFs used above best describes your reading experience with the last book you read and your current read?
Do you ever save reaction GIFs in relation to a character or person you love? And if you do save reaction GIFs to your computers, how many do you currently have? I’m at 260+ GIFs. But I also have a second folder of just Matthew Daddario GIFs.
How often does Netflix or YouTube cut into your reading time? And, have you guys watched any of the Marvel Netflix shows? If, so: which was your favorite so far? Who is your favorite character? And, obviously: please no spoilers!