Ponderings with little bursts of cartoon art.
pointless struggle [ˈpointlis ‘strəgəl]: the state between wanting to stuff one’s face with a book (or a series or a genre or a- you get it) and booking a flight to Antarctica to get away from said book (or a series or a genre or a- you get it).
Also, being a reader.
|See, it’s pointless. (Source)|
There are all kinds of feelings associated with reading and as the years pass, so does the need to extend the feeling of anticipation. Of prolonging the foretaste. I would know this since I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows two years after its release (which means I read it five years after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). That’s some struggle, huh.
|Also, muggles everywhere. (Source)|
However, it gets complicated because the more books I read, the more books I want to read. And so the struggle begins. And never ends.
|Pretty much. (Source)|
What is better, though? Reading a book for the first time ever and falling in love with it or rereading it over and over and over?
|Seriously, which one? (Source)|
If a book is good, the first instinct is to keep reading it until it’s all over. However, when it is all over and it was phenomenal, then a feeling creeps up on the reader. The feeling that it was all over so soon and I should’ve waited and oh my God, what did I just do? Cue book hangover and the aftereffects of pulling so many facial muscles.
|Cyan: What are you reading? Nemi: My diary from the 10th grade.
Words just got superfluous. (Source)
Sometimes the struggle is all about a genre. Can’t get enough of a genre? No problem, just embrace it in any way possible.
|Books infiltrate everything. (Source)|
We struggle when someone questions our love for fictional characters because their existence is irrelevant.
|Nothing is typical when we heart eyes characters. (Source)|
However, it’s a good idea to not interrupt a reader when they’re reading because then they probably struggle with doing something much more vicious than Nemi. Trust me, you don’t want to add to it.
|Some people never listen. (Source)|
Sometimes we are the books.
|Too many books will do this to your brain. It’s awesome. (Source)|
But we love our books. Sometimes a little too much.
|Avoid? You mean deprived. (Source)|
|Can’t say this enough. (Source)|