Hey you guys! Look, who is still actually around and writing posts! I kind of wasn’t feeling like writing any posts after publishing my Ace Of Shades round-up and decided not to force myself to do anything and just gave myself a little break. But I think I’m ready to write a new post today, so let’s see how this goes!
For today’s post, I figured I would go back to the style some of my previous posts from last year that were more lighthearted and fun and make a list of situations all of us readers have come across in the past! So, let’s jump right into it.
That feeling when you’re going into a book you just, with absolute certainty, know is going to hurt you in all the right and wrong ways. But you also know that there’s no way that you’re not going to read it. We love the pain, don’t we? That’s also why I’ll be rereading Kiersten White’s first two books in her The Conqueror’s Saga trilogy to prepare myself for the final book. Like I haven’t been through enough with those characters yet…
We’ve all read scenes in a book that just make us yell out loud. Sometimes it’s the good kind of ‘No!!!’ but most of the time it’s the devastating kind of ‘NOOOO!!!’ and you start asking yourself why you continue to do this to yourself until you realize that you love the pain.
Speaking of pain! Isn’t this us way too many times? Like, we might promise ourselves that we’re not going to let fictional characters hurt us ever again but then we quickly realize that that’s just not who we are so we just give in to the pain and throw ourselves into that next book knowing full well that we’ll be hit by all the feels and pain.
Do you ever find yourself wanting to give characters some advice? Because Jess’ advice here is so on point and something more characters should be aware of. And usually, stuff just gets so much worse because the characters were running from their problems in the first place.
Sometimes, you just really need to write down allllll of the things you felt while reading a book. All of it. The good. The bad. The Ugly. And with some books that turns into a list as long as the one shown above. I could probably fill that piece of paper with all of my feelings about Lord Of Shadows.
And speaking of Lord Of Shadows! This has been me ever since I closed the book back in June? I am in a serious state of denial and I will stay there until I’ve read the final book. I am not ready to deal with any of the events and their consequences until then.
Before we continue on with more situations, here’s what I would have loved to do with my copy of Lord Of Shadows after I finished reading it. But I couldn’t get myself to throw a book across the room so I just pictured myself doing it. Over and over again.
I feel like this is something we all know too well. Especially if a book ends on a serious note or a ridiculous cliffhanger and you suddenly find yourself unable to do anything because it’s impossible.
That moment in the book you’re reading when you just know something fantastic is about to happen. Something that is going to change everything. Or, your OTP is in a room that only has one bed and they have to spend the night there and sleep next to each other. And there’s been all that tension building up. And you just know. You know what is about to happen.
So you very quickly go from ‘STAY CALM!!!’ to ‘I’VE BEEN WAITING MY ENTIRE LIFE FOR THIS!!!!’. And you’re reaction is close to what Kristen Bell experienced when there was a sloth (and if you haven’t seen that video yet – please do yourself a favor and watch it)!
This is basically every bookworm after they have read the most amazing book in history and they want everyone and their grandma to read the book. This is also what I picture Jackie doing when she wants everyone to read the Shatter Me series.
And lastly, the most horrible feeling: when you sit down to write that review that you’re supposed to write and you just can’t think of ANYTHING. Nothing. And it doesn’t even matter if you loved the book or hated it. Any and all words have escaped you. Honestly, this is probably the thing I hate the most.
Now I am asking you guys: how many of these situations do you find yourself in regularly? And how frustrating is that last situation??? And how do you deal with it? Asking for future reference!