January 27, 2014

Things Readers Wish the World Would Understand

Posted by at 12:12 pm in Writing Prompt | Permalink

book=notalk_130It’s a Reader Thing.

I am a Reader. Reading books and thinking about books and dreaming about books is normal, everyday stuff for me. But for some reason, things that seem normal to me seem kind of strange to people who are non-readers.

Here are a few examples of things I wish the world would understand:

  • If you call me while I am in the middle of a good book, I won’t answer my phone.
  • When I finally get the sequel of an awesome book I have been waiting for, I don’t want to hang out with my friends. I want to read my book and do nothing else until I finish it.
  • I always have a book in my bag just in case I get bored somewhere (like at a party, or a concert, or while I’m waiting in the cafeteria lunch line). Why is reading on the cafeteria lunch line not normal?
  • Running out of books is a serious emergency, like, life-threatening. If that happens, I must go to the library immediately!

How about you? What are the reader things you wish the world would understand about you? Leave them in the Comments.

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  1. anubisdance5

    1. When I reread the best books ever {aka Divergent series} (Teens)
    2. Not wanting to get up while reading an awesome book
    3. Fangirling when a cute boy is mentioned on the page

  2. Morgan

    It really is true! But it’s kinda sad though! :) But I LOVE books! Books allow me to “escape” into another world, one without all of my problems. If you interrupt me while I am reading, boy, you are going down! :) I just wish that people would understand that you can’t judge a book by its cover and that books are NOT boring!

  3. abby

    i agree, books ar3e my life ! its so anoying when someone interupts my reading, and i ALLWAYS have a book with me. I GO TO THE LIBRERY AT Librery atleast 2 time s a week.I ‘s good to know thers other ” Book Worms”

  4. Hannah

    I 100% agree with you. Its exactly what I do. I do it because it lets me ‘escape’ into another world. I enjoy reading as a hobby and its something VERY! important to me. At school I used to get teased for reading ssooooooo much. But i did not care a single bit and luckily that helped me in my reading tests I got top of class!!!!!!

    I am a reading FREAK ( and genius ) lol


  5. BookAmber28

    Don’t ever interrupt me in the midst of a ‘The Mortal Instruments’ book! PS: I heard on a website someone say ‘Never Judge a book by its movie’! So true!

  6. BookishGirl12

    Yes!!! So true I am going to send this to my friends and family!! Especially don’t bother me in the middle of a Harry Potter book EVER!!!

  7. Katelyn

    Sequels can sometimes ruin things like in Harry Potter, when it seems like he is about to die you realize that there is another book after it so he HAS to survive. But they are good because you know the main character is not going to die and you have another book after that one to read if you like it. So sequels are BAD and GOOD.

  8. Katelyn

    I am reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and people always say ” wow thats a thick book” and I say “well it’s not THAT bad”. But then when I look at it again I think ” wow, this is a pretty thick book.” I am also reading The Last Present by Wendy Mass and people say that it’s a chick-flic but it’s not!… it just looks like it :)


    I’m reading an awesome book called Dragon Rider.Its about a dragon named Firdrake who wants to find the Rim of Heaven.His friend Sorrel,a forest brownie,helps him on his journey.During their adventure,they meet a boy named Ben who also accompanies them on there journey.Please read this book because it is an awesome book.

  10. bookwormgirl45

    I wish people would understand that books are NOT boring. They are the most awesome things in the worlds and it’s okay to call them your friends
    And also bookworms aren’t people who read books but people who love books(at least that’s what my opinion is)

  11. catlaptop34

    Sometimes my parents get annoyed when I’m in the middle of a page and they say I need to go to bed but I just HAVE to finish the page!

  12. WhiteTiger862

    people dont get when im reading and totally zoned out i cant here them but they think im ignoring them.

  13. Elfheroine1

    One of my favorite sayings is thus:
    I am not addicted to reading, I can stop as soon as I finish the next chapter. ;0 (‘the next chapter’ is supposed to be underlined)

    I wish people understood, that when a character dies, it is a big deal, I don’t care if it’s not real, I FEEL LIKE THEY WERE MY BROTHER(Or sister)!!! *sob sob sob*

  14. phoenixbutterfly80

    Books are my life; if they aren’t your life, no problem. Just don’t get in the way of my books! ;)

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