Hello everyone! ♥
I’m supposed to post a discussion every Saturday but several things happened, so I’m a day late 😂 last week I was so, so swamped with work and for once I didn’t have any discussion post drafted. I had to work half day on Saturday so I thought I was gonna whip up a quick post on the afternoon. The thing is, I got sick on Friday night and turned out… my biggest fear came true. I got chicken pox 😂😂😂 I never got it as kid so I always have that fear of eventually getting infected.
Yesterday I felt so bad and was high on fever I physically didn’t have the energy to even open my laptop, let alone wrote a post ahaha but today I felt stronger and better and I’m ready to get back into blogging! Anyway, I’m gonna have to stay home for a week so I’m gonna be around for a while, that is depending on my health, obviously 🙂
Anyway, today I’ll bring you something fun : how to make a bookworm happy! ♥ I hope we could all relate and if there’s a non bookworm reading my post, I hope it’ll help you understand us better 😛 let’s get started!
Being asked for recommendation
I swear this one will never get old no matter how often it has happened to me. I’ll always shriek with delight every time someone comes to me and ask for recs, whether they’re a big reader like I am or not. I don’t know, it just feels amazing that someone actually trusts my opinion and taste on books that they ask me. However, I usually get carried away when giving recommendation 😂
The other month my close friend came to me and said that it’s been a while since she read for fun. She wanted to get back into it and asked some books to try. I asked her what she wanted to read and she basically said “you know what I like”. I did, so gave her a bunch of book recommendations along with their synopsis and my thoughts. And by bunch I mean it was A LOT my friend had to actually stop me. She said it was a bit overwhelming and that she didn’t have the money to afford all of the books I mentioned hahaha 😂
Ok to be fair, who doesn’t love big sale? I love it whether it’s about books, clothes, makeups, basically anything. I wouldn’t pass up any opportunity to shop for books hahaha and the thing is, it doesn’t have to be a big sale. I see a 5% discount and already thinking up what books to buy. I once got a birthday discount and I went to this other city where the bookstore is located ON A CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON just to use that discount (my birthday was on December 24th ).
Good news, there will be an international book fair again mid April and I am so stoked! I swear it’s the best thing that ever happens to my country! It’s all imported books and the price is insanely affordable. Last year I couldn’t got because it was held in Surabaya, 800km away from where I live. I seriously considered going but after thinking it through, I realized the travel expense would probably cost me more hahaha I already made plan with some of my friends to save up and go there this year! ♣
Someone to flail together
Sometimes when a book is so good it’s hard to contain my excitement. All I want to do is talk and talk about the book non stop but who would listen to me rave about it? Not my family, that’s for sure. I know because I tried, before I was part of the book blogging community 😂 I raved to my family, I raved to my friends, but they were like, “Okay Put we heard you.” Ugh, what an amateur. It was so unsatisfying hahaha luckily now I have YOU guys to flail with! Whenever I have something to talk about I just DM one or two of you and there I have someone to flail together until my excitement dies a little 😛
Someone to be the black sheep together
It is fun to have a friend to flail with, but it is even more fun to have someone to be the black sheep together hahaha 😂 I love sharing an unpopular opinion because it means I’m not the only one bitter old lady who loves to hate things. It is the book’s fault haha buuuut if I’m sure it’s a me thing, not the book thing, I genuinely wish you all would enjoy it more than I did! But if I’m 100% sure it’s the book that actually sucks… well, I kinda want you to hate it with me or to not bother at all hahaha I’m mean, I’m sorry. Or am I? 😛
Being on a streak of good books
I love it when this happens! I try to make the best of this moment because I know it won’t last forever. You know that feeling, right? The feeling that whatever book you pick up, you can’t go wrong. Until that one disappointing book shatter this thought, obviously 😂 I think I was in that state around the beginning of the year. Everything I read, I loved, I rated at least 4 stars. Good time.
The opposite happened at the end of February. I basically hated everything I read and even DNF-ed 2 of them. I was in danger of serious reading slump. I juuuuust got out of this after reading A Conjuring of Light and let me tell you it was 5+++ stars! If anyone is in a danger of slumping and in need of amazing fantasy to help them get back in the game, definitely consider reading ACOL 😛
Having someone read books we recommend and actually love them
This right here is the true winner! I always feel like an accomplished bookworm whenever someone comes to me and says that they read this book because of me and they love it!! I mean, recommending book is fun and all that but what if the person we recommend books to don’t like them? They probably would think we have weird taste in books and don’t trust us anymore hahaha
Discovering new book or author on one’s own
Believe it or not, I made myself read I’ll Meet You There not because other people loved it. I read a few reviews but I never felt compelled to actually read it. One day I read the synopsis and was like, “huh this sounds interesting I’ll give it a try.” AND I LOVED IT! I frantically went back to all the positive reviews and nodded along with their praise 😛
“Let’s go to a bookstore.”
Seriously guys, if you ever want to make your bookworm friend or partner happy, take them to the bookstore! I love going out but more often than not I prefer to stay home to read and be lazy. But if there’s even a slight chance of stopping by the bookstore, well, I’m already getting ready to leave 😛 this is how the conversation usually goes.
Person : let’s go out
Me : hmmm I don’t know…
Person : I might need to pick up something at the bookstore
Me : I’M IN LET’S GO ALREADY
So anytime you want to ask a bookworm out and they seem reluctant, just promise them you guys could stop by the bookstore for a few minutes or maybe an hour at least 😛 also even better than “let’s go to the bookstore” is “I got this”, “it’s on me”, and “it’s my treat” mwhahahaha 😂
Alright everyone, those are some of the things that will make a bookworm happy! Other possible source of happiness include book mail that arrives early, being noticed by favorite authors, and finding a new favorite. Now tell me, do any of these things make you happy as well? Or are there other things that I missed? I’d love to hear your thoughts! ♥
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