16 Sep 2012

Blogspiration (8:) The Life of A Bookish Reader

Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is GOLD. I’m sure we can all relate to this happening; that moment when you finally get your hands on a book you’ve been anticipating forever and whilst you desperately want to start reading it, a little voice is telling you to pace yourself because once it’s over, it’s over, except once you start reading, it's that good, you gobble it up in a flash. Wash, rinse, repeat. Wail, read, repeat.

17 comments:

  1. this is absolutely perfect!!!

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  2. I think it is also the highest complement you can receive as a writer. I would consider myself successful to find my books had induced such a sentiment in someone; even if they never achieve real notoriety or great monetary worth.

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  3. Haha, I remember feeling this when reading the Harry Potter books. If I started them, then the anticipation would never be the same again and I would know what would happen so how could I gasp and excitedly turn the pages and squee and cry?

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    1. I SO get that, it's the same for me when I reread most books. The experience is normally never the same as the first time round. So sad. If only we could erase our memory and read it again for the first time. Someone bookish who understands our problem should really create an invention to fix this!

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  4. WORD!
    I'm going through the exact same thing as we speak. I can definitely relate to this. :)

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    1. I think all readers can relate. Ooh, this make's me wonder what your reading! All I can think is that is must be very GOOD :)

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  5. Lol, I'm the same!
    Reread is good and all, but nothing can compare to 'first read'.

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  6. Yes! A thousand times over! Yes!!
    Sometimes I even put off buying a book on its release because even though I love holding it and want to read it, I want to just... wait... give it more time before I get my first shot with it!

    Love this! :D

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  7. Nahahahha! Oh goodness, I know it's totally nuts, but I SO relate to this. And I swear I may have had this conversation with Nick before.

    I held onto Lola and the Boy Next Door, waiting until I could really savor it... and I had a mini-meltdown about watching the last Harry Potter movie... LOVE, Bec ♥

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    1. It's not nuts! In fact, if you didn't relate with this then I would think you were nutso. Were bookish, blogger, reading people, this is what we do!

      Oh yes, I like to savour ANYTHING by Stephanie Perkins, I can totally relate to that! ♥

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    2. DKJAGKLDAF.

      I am DYING for Isla. I can has NOOOOOW. Yes?

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  8. Oooh, and it's similar when you've been anticipating something for so long, and you desperately want to read it but at the same time you don't because WHAT IF IT ISN'T EVERYTHING YOU DREAMED IT WOULD BE? *sound of heart breaking*
    Reading can be so traumatic.

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    1. Yes, that too! Because what if you've dreamed up something and your expectations aren't met and it falls flat. It's always SO sad when that happens and unfortunately I know the feeling too well. Reading CAN be traumatic. O__0

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  9. Oh my gosh, yes! I totally do this (and not just with books). I did this with Mockingjay. Took me a few months after the other two to start it because I didn't want it to end! I'm doing that right now with Cinder, too. I bought it about a month ago actually, and now that I have it, I don't want to read it right away!!! It's such a weird vicious cycle. ;)

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    1. It's a weird vicous cycle all right!

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