Ten weird things bookworms do

Ten weird things bookworms do

You do know how weird we, bookworms, usually often sometimes are right? Not all people are suited for the book nerd life but as much as we put up with the muggles in our life, they do with us. So I am gonna write up a quick list about the weird things bookworms do. 

Maybe it will make their lives easier, and they will not have to worry every time you burst into tears because a character died. Or complain about your massiveness of TBR list or lack of shelving space for your books when you had just bought a shelf two months ago. 

Here is a quick list of the weird things bookworms do as to make the lives of the non bookish people living around us. Then maybe they won't have to worry every time you burst into tears because a character died. Share on X

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Ten weird things that probably definitely bookworms do in life

10) Bookworms hoard books everywhere

Do I even have to explain more? Despite being on a self imposed book ban for a while now and the fact that the majority of my books are still in India, books are definitely everywhere in the small one bedroom apartment that I currently live in.

Just to dissuade myself from the book buying spree I avoided getting a book shelf for a long time here, and then got the smallest Ikea floating shelf. Well, I should not have even attempted that. Now my books are on the vanity table, coffee table, bed side table, the bed and every other flat surface of the house. 

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TL;DR: Be prepared to be taken over by our books. Also don’t buy the small shelves, even if we say it would be enough. IT IS NEVER ENOUGH.

9) Bookworms can read anywhere

Running late for your meet up? Don’t worry about your bookworm, they will be reading a book just at a corner. They maybe angry at you but still they won’t fret much because they will a book or two or ten handy to read while they wait for you.

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Be it a holiday, a date, a party or even a movie, we are bringing our books and the Kindle with us. Do not attempt to stop us.

8) We complain about our never ending TBR list

If you are new to the bookish world, TBR means To Be Read and any sensible bookworm will have a long ass list of books they ought to read some day in the future. Usually the list is long enough for them survive without having to talk to any other human until the apocalypse.

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And of course, we are gonna complain about the number of books waiting to be read and how we do not have space to hoard stack the books. Get used to it, for your own safety. 

7) We do not stop buying books

Despite the space issue and the number of unread books, we are never gonna stop buying books. And we will visit the library often, even borrow books from other friends. And you would think all these would reduce our book hauls. 

But you would be wrong. We are bookworms and book shopping is what we do. 

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6) And multiple copies of the same book!

Okay this is a truly weird one. But TRUE!

Many of us buy multiple copies of the same book sometimes. There have been times I loved the e-copy of a book so much that I ended up buying the physical format just to savor them again.

And I know of other bookworms who buy a paperback and a cloth bound and/or hardback because we love owning pretty things. We are humans, too!

5) Adaptations are scary and exciting

Every time a movie or television adaptation of a book I love is announced I am scream with excitement and then cower with fear. It is almost akin to risking to lose someone special. 

What if they change the storyline? What if they massacre the character arc or just cut off an entire character? I mean the fears are real. But if and when the movie hits the screen and it turns out to be good, our excitement has no bounds.

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We will be right with you telling how it was in the book, while watching it.

Again we can’t help ourselves, YOU need to be more understanding.

4) We will totally judge what you read

We may tell you that it is great as long as you read, no matter what. But you may not have noticed that we had our fingers crossed.

We will totally, truly and repeatedly judge you based on what you read.

Maybe not in a bad way, but we size up your interests, taste and preferences on everything else based on your taste in books. Basically we are using books to typecast you. It may sound wrong, but it is mostly not. 

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I give up, it is something we should not be doing. But we do.

3) Measure time and distance in terms of books

Did I say we judge a person based on the books and it sounded totally wrong? Well, this may soften the blow. We use books as denomination to measure time and distance as well. 

How far is the next metro station? Oh it is close by, I read just one chapter in The Bell Jar.

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Do you wanna go to that party? I can finish reading a whole book instead. 

Well, you see how it goes? 

2) Recommending books

Bookworms read a lot of books. They discuss a lot about them. Their whole life is consumed by books. So of course they can recommend you a book when you ask of them. 

That is where you are wrong.

Bookworms simply can’t recommend A BOOK. They give you a list of books that you should read and why you should read them all. And then follow up with the things that you should watch out for while reading each of them. And then opens the book for you and reads along with you.

Okay now you would have realized that you may have made a mistake.

1) Do not ask to choose favorites

I repeat. DO NOT ask a bookworm to choose a favorite author or favorite book. 

More often than not, they would be so overwhelmed that they forget their name. There are so many thousands of books to be read, hundreds of books they have read, hundreds that they are hoarding and you ask them to choose one? STOP IT!

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Book covers that made me question my sanity – Part two

If it were up to us, the bookworms, every book would have a great plot and well written. But sadly that is not the case! And we come across some not so great books often and a few even test our sanity. 

Earlier, we came up with some books with ridiculous titles and insane book covers that made us wonder if the authors were being satirical. It has been a while since we had a laugh around here, so I am sharing the next edition of book covers that made me question my sanity.

New Edition of #insanebookcovers that made me question everything I know in life. You have to see them to believe it! Share on X

Insane book covers I found recently

Burglary anyone? Don’t worry this book will teach how to do that effectively!

I didn’t think the unlocking was quite this literal

I don’t wanna say anything anymore!

Say what? Is it weird that I am genuinely curious now?

Whoa! What is this thing? 

There are worse things to live with, don’t you agree?

This is definitely creepy. And also, we are talking about musical instruments right?

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Ten ridiculous book titles that make me question my sanity

You remember a while ago we shared a good laugh at some of the weirdest book covers, don’t you? I thought it would be more fun to share a similar post but with a twist. Yes here are a few ridiculous book titles that make me reconsider the amount of time I am spending on the internet.

It is not a big secret that I obsess over books and bookish websites. I guess this is the prize for all that.

It is not a big secret that I obsess over books and bookish websites. Here are a few ridiculous book titles that make me reconsider the amount of time I am spending on the internet. Share on X

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But I am not letting you guys off without sharing these gems with you all. Shall we get started?

Disclaimer: This post is intended for fun and not intended to hurt anyone. If it did, I am sorry and it was purely unintentional.

1)How to Start Your Own Country

Ridiculous book titles

Why are we even fighting when we can all have our own countries?

2) If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Get My Locker Open?

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RIGHT? I demand an answer.

3) Italian Without Words

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I wonder how that works. If you wanted to learn a bit of Italian (with words though) you might want to read Camilla’s post here.

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4) Knitting with Dog Hair: Better a Sweater from a Dog You Know and Love Than from a Sheep You’ll Never Meet

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I cannot fathom why would anyone need this.

5) Toilet Paper Origami: Delight your Guests with Fancy Folds and Simple Surface Embellishments

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There is frugal living. And then, there is THIS.

6) Everything I Know about Women I Learned from My Tractor

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Because how else would you learn?

7) Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself

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Of all the things that you wanna Do-It-Yourself, you would wanna learn this. Of course.

8) Violent Prayer: Engaging Your Emotions Against Evil

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Let us begin our violent prayer for the world peace, shall we?

9) How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

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Well, you need to learn that somewhere.

10) Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies

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Now I have more things to be scared of in the woods.

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How I Choose My Next Read? AKA. Finding A Method To My Madness

I think I may have a problem. 

No not the one with my having a never ending list of TBR books (is that a problem even? Doesn’t everyone have that?)

And it is not about feeling guilty about all the book reviews that are pending. But thanks for reminding me of that.

And the one about how I struggle with a book even when I don’t like it, without DNF-ing it? Great, This is exactly why I don’t write out what I think nor I have a conversation with the mini-me.

You know what, I will tell you guys myself! I am an indecisive schmuck when it comes to choosing my next read. And I used to think it was normal too, until I saw those beautiful posts on monthly and weekly TBRs. Well, as much as they inspired me, they broke me.

How I Choose My Next Read?

So I guess I need a system. FOR CHOOSING MY NEXT READ. That makes sense doesn’t it? I should not be wasting an hour or two of my precious time on deciding what I am reading next instead of reading it already. Especially with the tremendous growth I have been showing when it came to planning of late. It should be a cake walk right?

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Let us get on with it, I will choose my next read right away WITHOUT WASTING ANYMORE TIME.

Method 1: Choosing the book (ARC – Advance review copies) that is closest to the publishing date.

Well, these seem obvious right? With planning and I being so chummy these days, I just have to choose one that is near the deadline. 
I never thought it was going to be this simple. Now I can just read!

BUT.. But I don’t feel like waging a war with the zombie right now. Maybe, I am in the mood for a romance, especially since it is winter and all. 

Let me check the Goodreads’ romance shelf.

*Ends up ordering two or three or ten books and spends the night worrying about how broke I am*

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Method 2: Choose a book from the recommendations and reviews of your favorite blogger

Today is new day and a new beginning. Let me pick one book before I have my morning coffee so that I can start reading while I commute or run errands. 

Let us make this easy. Pick the one that your favorite blogger recommended recently. 

But which one? I have so many favorite bloggers and they have so many books on their recommendation. 

It is going to take a while, guys. Let me get that coffee first.

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*Ends up blog hopping till it is dark, skipping breakfast, lunch and survives on coffee*

Method 3: Pick one that has stayed the longest on your TBR

I will just pick the one that I have in my TBR already. 

May be the one I added the first, like the First in first out. This method works so well for stocks in the stores, it should work me too.

OMG, I need to read THIS, I have no idea why I have not read this. It has been so long that I don’t even know where it is. I just have to find this on my shelf.

Next read

Well, that is a bust. I have no clue where it is. 

Method 4: Pick the one right next to you, literally.

You know what? I am just going to pick that random book that is physically near me and save the time instead of searching for one in these heap. 

But my e-reader has like 100s of books and it is near me as it should be as always. Should I pick that one up already? The ‘latest one I added in that’ makes more sense right? What am I if not the most sensible one!

Next read

I am going for it. And I am just going to ignore the hard copies and their beautiful covers. Like I care about them. Or do I? 

Method 5: Take a quiz or two

Sigh I give up. I can’t do this. I wish someone told me what to read. Someone like Goodreads but not exactly that. 

Something more personalized and more according to my mood. Maybe I will take one of those quizzes.

Next read

*Goes deep into the world of GIFs and food and never emerge out*

Method 6: My go to method for choosing my next read

I give up. I may as well pick something that is not on my To Be Read shelf. 

What did I say? OhMYGod. Thats it, I am picking THE book SHE recommended. I know it is not my TBR. but I am adding it now. 

But your TBR is crying!

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Sssh! I am done with trying to be organized. 

I am a mood reader and bad at taking decisions and I accept it after I waste 3-4 days where I read nothing, almost every week. 

Well, if you have a system that works for you, enlighten me. Save my TBR! Let us chat. 

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Eight book covers that made me go – WTF!

Of course we are going to judge a book by its covers. Let us be honest, does any one follow that proverb in its literal sense. More often than not, it works so well. So well that they tell us off some books.

I am sure you have seen some interesting covers on books. Who has not?

Here I am presenting some covers that have freaked me out and go WTF, recently.

Let us get on with it, shall we?

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Did he cut her head with the axe? If so, shouldn’t the blood mark be on the sharper side? Where are her eye balls?

So many questions!


Where did they find these weird looking kids? And if this is what feelings make us look like, please let us destroy them!


What animal is that? And why is it an Australian art? 


Why is she having a crocodile head and why is it titled ‘carnivore romance’? Is it a romance between the crocodile and the red dress wearing, poker playing lady? And what kinda romance ends up with their bodies morphing into one?

Curiosity got ahead of me and I checked the author on Amazon and guess what? All her covers have an animal head human body combo!! Wut?


I get this one. Almost.

Thelma and her fiance are in love. Hint: Silhouette image
And he has a pet snake, also pictured. 

But what is that weird white thing with syringe or pen or dagger thing in its hands? 


What is in that cupcake? Why are they both scared of it? And does she have an Adam’s apple or is it just me?


Did they just show us a literal balance to indicate the pH balance? And it sure makes me think it is a spiritual thing, rather than science-y. 


I. am. not. even. gonna. attempt. 

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