Being The Only Reader Within Your 'Non-Reading' Friend Group
More than once I have finished an amazing book that has caused so many emotions and the only thing I want to do is go running to someone - anyone - and talk to them about it. Seems just about normal; us readers like to do this when a book marks us but, believe it or not, it isn't normal to everybody. Weird, right? I mean I certainly can go on and on about said book, rambling about how certain characters got on my nerves, while other ones were so kick-ass or how I did not see that insane plot twist coming or how what that character did brought me to tears, but it's just not the same when no one knows what you're talking about. Sure, gossiping about the new couple in the class is entertaining sometimes, but theorising about which ship is going to be end-game by the end of the series is much more fun. I love my friends and all, but things go down when they start saying things like "It's just a book, get over it" or ask questions such as "why do you care so much about these characters? They aren't real." Oh no, you did not just go there... These are my babies, how dare you talk about them like that Urghh, as if! (Sorry, I just watched Clueless again). Now, I know you might be thinking why don't I just tell them to read the book and then everything's good. I actually have and I honestly thought that would work, you know. I mean, they discover a whole new world thanks to me and I become the best friend ever and on top of that, I finally get to share all my feelings and theories. Everyone wins! But no. They would put every single excuse to not read a freaking book. Oh well, you know what they say: "Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry." - Tessa Gray, Clockwork Angel.
A little side note: don't take this rant too seriously. It definitely does happen sometimes but I don't get half as angry as it may seem. Actually, I am kind of grateful for the lack of readers in my group because thanks to them, I have discovered book blogging and this amazing magazine for which I write to you now! I guess things do happen for a reason. Please feel free to leave a comment down below or send me a message via Instagram or Twitter.