[A READER’S LIFE] Confessions of a VERY picky, VERY moody, VERY stubborn reader.

Reading is a habit I formed very early in life. One of the very first books I read was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. That kid irked me in the beginning, to be honest. I only had the abridged version of the book and since I read it a very long time ago, I have forgotten most of what happens with him but there is ONE THING I DO REMEMBER and I REMEMBER IT VIVIDLY:

”Tom”
No answer.
”Tom.”
No answer

And then Aunt Polly just loses it!

Then The Hobbit came in my life and Bilbo Baggins showed me dreams of adventures, treasures, fierce and wise dragons. I waited for a long time for someone to whisk me away to the lonely mountain. 

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I read Alice in Wonderland AFTER already having visited Neverland and making friends with Peter Pan.

Then came – trotting along like a gentlemanmy first ever copy of Pride & Prejudice. And you know what I did then? I READ IT FIVE FUCKING TIMES IN A ROW!! I started entertaining high hopes of my neighbors – new and old – and even higher standards of guys! xD THAT WAS TO BE EXPECTED OF COURSE!! 😉

My point being, books and I have been friends for a REALLY, REALLY, REAAALLLLYYYY long time and it’s only natural that I should have a few confessions to make when it comes to reading.

Some of them you will easily relate to, others you may find a bit odd but I promise you that, by the end of this post, you will leave here a much more validated reader!

laurels+flowers_0007_Vector Smart Object🖤 I don’t read books if I have already watched the movie adaption. 

This happened with The Hunger Games. My brother and I watched the first movie together and we liked it soo fucking much that we went on to watch the other two the same day!

I was SOO HAPPY to have discovered such a great series but my excitement was short-lived.

Soon after, I came to know that the movie was actually based on a written trilogy with the same name. I WAS SOO FUCKING MAD AT MYSELF because this fact MUST have appeared in the credits AND I DIDN’T PAY ATTENTION!!

I was heartbroken and a part of me wanted to read the books nonetheless but I COULDN’T! I mean, what would have been the point?

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Maybe I am wrong in this but for me, a book loses it’s charm if my mind is already filled with the screen adaption BEFORE reading it.

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🖤 WHICH ONE TO REEAADDD???

I was about to start reading Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale when the bell rang and there stood a kind man at my door with two parcels in his hands.

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And excited as I was, I dreaded opening them because I knew what will happen if I did.

But being unable to control my eager heart, opened the box of my doom, took out two brand new paperbacks and…well…let’s just say that my copy of Patrick Gale’s book must have seen me drooling over them because it seemed angry at me when I picked it up again, with the new ones by my side.

What happened next shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone – I ended up reading none of them. LISTEN, I couldn’t POSSIBLY start reading the new ones without hurting the feelings of the previous one so yeah…all or nothing.

To be honest, it’s a fucking miracle I manage to read ANYTHING AT ALL because I SUCK AT CHOOSING WHICH ONES TO READ!

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🖤 Too much hype scares the fuck out of me!

There is a VERY specific and VERY weird reason why I haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses yet.

EVERY ONE RAVES ABOUT IT SOO MUCH THAT I AM ACTUALLY AFRAID OF IT NOW!

I don’t know why this happens but once a certain book/series develops excessive hype, I sort of distance myself from it. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I feel pressurized to love it to bits and pieces, NO MATTER WHAT? 

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Yeah, could be that. Or not. But the fact remains, it takes my mind a good deal of persuading before it stops freaking the fuck out and lets me read the book in PEACE! 

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🖤 ”Take what you can, give nothing back!”

I borrow books from my friends all the time. All normal. BUT what you NEED to know about me is that I try my HARDEST to delay returning it to the point that they ultimately forget about it and my shelf is adorned permanently with another gem. 

In my defense,

HOW MUCH DO THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR BOOKS IF THEY DON’T EVEN REMEMBER LENDING THEM, HUH??

Those books will receive FAAAR BETTER care staying with me than with such careless nincompoops!

So, again, let Jack Sparrow teach you this VERY IMPORTANT LESSON – 

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TOTALLY realatable, RIGHTTT??? *WINKS*

But what about YOU? What would you confess to in the holy church of Harper Collins? 

I WANNA KNOW!

 

83 thoughts on “[A READER’S LIFE] Confessions of a VERY picky, VERY moody, VERY stubborn reader.

  1. :’) I love this. I put off books that have a lot of hype in fear i’ll hate them! I also prefer to read books before watching adaptations and end up reading nothing if I have a new book but planned to read one I already owned :’) This post did make me giggle!

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT!? It’s just…too scary! 🤣🤣 Because there is always this fear of LIKING the book because EVERYONE ELSE DOES and if we don’t then…that’s be a bad thing or something! 🤣🤣

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, KB! I am sooo glad I could make you smile!’ 😍😍😍❤️❤️😘😘😘👻👻😊😊

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    1. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH Nicki!! 😍😍

      IT TOTALLY DOES! 🤣🤣 I have a pile of new, unread books because once I do read them, the newness will be overrrrr 😭😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣

      Thank god I am not alone with the hype phobia! 🤣🤣🤣 But sometimes I do wish that it wasn’t like that because this has been keeping me from reading a lot of great series! 😔😔 What are some famous books that you haven’t read?

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      1. Oh? Harry Potter? Well, I agree I mean, there are a few of my friends who didn’t like it either! THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH IT! 🤣🤣 I mean, I personally feel HP is awesome BUT given a choice between The Hobbit trilogy and HP, I will choose the former EVERY TIME! 🤣🤣 #NOTSORRY

        I hope you enjoy the audio version, Nicki! And once you have listened to it, I would LOVE to read your thoughts on it!

        ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. OHMYGOSH I LOVE THAT YOU READ PRIDE & PREJUDICE FIVE TIMES IN A ROW, YASSSSS SISTER!!!! 😍 It’s 1000% my fave book of all time but even I can’t claim to have done that! I totally get what you mean about movie adaptations ruining your impressions of books but sometimes if the movie is too good I just can’t help myself – that happened with Crazy Rich Asians & I totally ADORED the books!

    Also omg the hype-scare is real – there are so many books that I delayed (or have still delayed) reading bc they’re so overhyped. I don’t have a very good history with overhyped books, unfortunately 😅

    Love your post, as always!!

    💛 Ngoc

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    1. I TOTALLLYYY did, Ngoc! I FELL IN LOVEEEE WITH IT! Truth be told, I read it’s abridged version the first time around, complete with pictures and all! 🤣🤣 I read it AGAIN! Then mumma told me that she had the complete version as well AND I FUCKING STARTED IT THE SAME DAY! But at first I couldn’t understand the writing, obviously! So I got mum to help me. She did..and I started to get it. THEN I READ IT AGAIN! AND THEN ONE MORE TIME! 😍😍😍 And dreamy about it FOR DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS TO COMMEEE! I did a reader insert fanfic in my head LOONNGGG BEFORE IT WAS COOL! Hahahah! 🤣🤣😎😎

      I agree, sometimes the movies are do get my intrigued about the book itself but I just..I don’t know…it still feels a bit off to me, you know? 😅😅

      Crazy Rich Asians? ITS THAT GOOD, huh? WELL I HAVE BEEN DEBATING WHETHER TO READ IT OR NOT but NOW I GOTTAA!!! Then we can fangirl about it together!!??? YAYYYYYYY!! 😍😍😍

      I KNOW RIGHTTT!?!? It’s just…TOO MUCH PRESUURE!! AAAAHHHHHHH!! 🤣🤣🤣

      THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH, hon! YOU ARE THE BESTESSSTTTTT!! ❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍

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      1. Ahahaha THAT is the level of commitment I need for EVERYTHING in my life! 😂 But honestly I don’t blame you at all – P&P it just THE BEST! That slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers romance is just… *chef’s kiss* 😍

        Oooh let me know if you end up reading CRA at some stage – I’m actually thinking of re-reading it later this year before I go to Singapore just so I can get hyped for all the good food! (Seriously, the descriptions of the food in the book are DROOLWORTHY!)

        (Also YOU are the best & you can’t convince me otherwise! 😛)

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      2. Hahahahaha!!! YEAHHHH!! ITS THE BESTT AND IT ALWAYS WILL BEEEE!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘💕

        I willl!! I have added it to my tbr for November so yeah…I WILL LET YOU KNOW AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT ITTT!!! 😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ IT WILL BE AWESOMEEEE!! And yayyyyyyyy, you are going to Singapore?! I have always wanted to visit there! 😍😍😍 WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO YOU SHARING ALLL THE AMAZING PICS OF YOUR TRIP, OKAYYYYYY?!?! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️👻👻👻

        YOU AND ME AND ALL OF US….WE ARE ALL THE BESTESSTTTT!! OKAYYY?!? 🤣🤣❤️❤️😍😍😍💕💕😘😘👻👻👻☔️

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  3. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND OMG SAME ABOUT THE FILMS!!!!!!!!!!!! I just don’t care if I’ve seen the film first, it’s like what even is the point any more… I GET YOU RAIN!!! <333333333333 So I avoid film adaptations like the plague… and even when I've read the book I don't want to watch the film most of the time BECAUSE IT WON'T LOOK LIKE IT DOES IN MY HEAD OF CRAZINESS AND COLOUR!!! Like I don't know about you but when I read I don't conjure images of faces or places but I feel colour and emotion and no screen adaptation can compare to that!!!!

    AND THE FEAR OF HYPE IS REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hype myself up, preorder a book I am SUPER excited to read….. DON'T READ IT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This post is the shizz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3333333333333333333333

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    1. I love comparing adaptations! It’s kind of like fanfiction, it’s just fun to see how different people imagine a same story. But I do think it’s usually more fun to read the book first so you can build the world in your head before sets and actors do it for you.

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    2. YOU SOOOO GET IT, Emer!! EXACTLYYY MY POINT! 🤣🤣 Like I dreaded watching the adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Tom Hardy as HEATHCLIFF 😍) FOR SOOO LONNGGG becafore finally succumbing to the temptation and in this case I just got lucky because he was EXACTLY like I had pictured him! But in most other cases, they screw with the original story and the little nuances WHICH MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!!!!

      HAHAHAHA!! SAAAMMEEE! I have The Red Queen in my shelf for 5 YEARSSS! 5 FUCKING YEARSSS AND I HAVENT READ A SINGLE WORD! 🤣🤣🤣

      AWWWW! THANK YOU SOO MUCH HON! 😍❤️😍😍👻👻👻👻 And I knowww I haven’t been able to visit your blog for past couple of days but its jut been sooo crazy! SUCH A BUSY BUSY BUSSYYHYYU WEEK! Ugh 😑

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      1. You take care you busy busy bee 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 <33333333 and omg…. I DID NOT KNOW TOM HARDY WAS IN A WUTHERING HEIGHTS ADAPTATION!!!! I've never watched a Wuthering Heights adaptation. I just don't think I can…. The book is SO passionate and SO amazing that a film can just be a disappointment!!! 🙈🙊🐒😂😂😂💕💕💕💕

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  4. R A I N!! Your posts are always so relatable and hilarious 😂. I think I would confess basically all of the same things as you in the church of Harper Collins hahaha. Like, what’s the point of reading the book if I already know what’s gonna happen? I might as well tackle another book on my teetering TBR that I know nothing about. Also, I feel you about A Court of Roses. I haven’t read any of the books after the first one because of all the hype. Oh, and The Raven Cycle! Have you read that series?! It’s so hyped that I just can’t be bothered (or I’m too bothered??) to keep up with it 😅. ALSO, loove the gif of Jack Sparrow 😂. I can imagine you sleeping guiltlessly at night with all your friends’ books tucked around your bed hahahaha.

    Awesome post as usual, R A I N 💕.

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    1. I HAVVVEEE!! And I don’t want to read it! I JUST DONT! It scares my little, rainy hearttttt!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 AND ITS SUCH A SHAME BECAUSE THE COVERS ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUSSS!! 😍😍😍♥️ But I JUST CANNOT SEEM TO PICK THIS ONE UP! ANDHEYYYYYY ……I AM SOOOO GLAD YOU ARE IN THIS “Haven’t read The Raven Cycle yet” CLUBB!! makes me feel soooooo much better! YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA!! 😍😍♥️♥️🤣🤣🤣

      HAHAHAHAHW!! I know right!!?!? I fucking LOVED THOSE MOVIESS! (NOT the last one though! ) AND YOU ARE RIGHT….I HAVE NO GUILT OR SHAME ABOUT IT!!I haven’t done a crime….I simply offered those neglected book babies a new,better home. Statues should be erected in my honor!! 🤪🤪🤪

      THANK YOU SOOOOOOO FUCKING MUCH, HON! MISSEDDDD YOUUUUUUUUU VERYYYYYYY MUCHHHH!!☹️☹️☹️😭😭

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  5. Great post! 😀
    I get what you mean with the hype… sometimes I even stay away from hyped books because I’m usually disappointed.
    Sometimes if I see a film adaptation, it makes me want to read the book it’s based on – but I prefer to do it the other way round.

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      1. Ohhh?? Most of my friends are raving about it! I had no idea you didn’t like it? I must read your review of it then because I am pretty sure I haven’t read it yet. Could you…uhhh…send me it’s link? I mean..I just checked your blog but I can’t seem to find it? 😕😕 I would REALLY love to read what made you hate the book, you know!

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  6. I have the same thing with movies if I see them first I don’t like the book as much but it doesn’t work the other way around. I know its sacrilege to say amongst some book lovers but I also completely believe some films are better than their books! (Catching Fire being among them!)

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    1. OH NOOO I COMPLETELY AGREEE WITH YOUU! There ARE some movies that are 1592921 TIMES BETTER THAN BOOKS! 🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️ And yep, I enjoy watching adaptations too, but I just…prefer to read the book first if that’s possible because otherwise there is always a hint of guilt in my heart, you know?! 🤣🤣

      Oh? Catching fire IS AN AMAZING MOVIEEEE and I FUCKING LOVE IT and since I haven’t read the books yet, I am gonna take your word for it! 😉😉❤️❤️

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING COMMENT, Book 📖 Beach 🏖 Bunny 🐰!! Hahahah, I LOVE YOUR PROFILE NAME! 😍😍❤️

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    1. Yeah, I have heard great things about it..but sadly I just cannot seem to make up my mind to read them now..maybe I will, some day..Hahahah 🤣🤣🤣😊

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENT, Carol! 😊😊❤️❤️👻👻😘😘😘

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  7. I’m in complete agreement with you about not reading a book AFTER watching the film version. If it is a film I really want to see, then I try to get the book read first. The book is usually WAY better than the film in my personal opinion. The only two that were true to the book and extremely well done were “Mystic River” by Dennis Lehane and “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson. Oh, and my favourite version of Jane Eyre, the BBC version starring Ruth Wilson as Jane.

    And hype??? I’m very choosy about whose reviews I truly believe. I follow some bloggers with very similar tastes to my own, so if they rave about a title, then I find I usually love it too. A few times I’ve been disappointed, but for the most part, the hype is merited. When it isn’t I’m honest enough to say so. One book I read this year was hyped to the max – I only gave it 3.5 stars. Because it was written by a book blogger (turned crime novelist) I guess I was expected to rate it higher? I don’t roll that way. Anyway.. the long and short of it is that although my review was mostly positive and 3.5 stars the Facebook group Killer Reads wouldn’t publish my review. I thought that sort of sucked.

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    1. I AGREEEE!!! 😍❤️ And most of the times even if you watched an adaptation AFTER reading the book, and it’s badly done, it ruins the book as well somehow! Ugh! I HATE THAT!

      I haven’t watched the BBC version of Jane Eyre yet! I am currently reading the book so I will watch it after that! THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR MAKING ME AWARE OF IT! 😍😍❤️❤️😘😘😘

      And Mystic River? I have neither heard of this book not the movie. But it sounds really intriguing! I will have to check it out asap!

      Yeah! I agree! Everyone’s taste is different and there are chances that the book you absolutely adored will be someone’s nightmare! So yeah, in that respect, book reviews CAN be tricky! But hey, that’s also how you discover new genres that you never knew you would love and books that you never would have dared pick up on your own!! 😊😊😊❤️❤️

      Oh no! REALLY!? That’s soo unfair! I HATE THAT KIND OF THING! But hey, at least you stayed true to your opinions! THATS WHAT MATTERS AND I APPLAUD YOU FOR THAT! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️👻👻👻👻👻

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  8. What I have an issue with is reading books I own. If I buy a new book I’ve never read before, it’ll take MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONTHS for me to get around to it because I like having books waiting for me and I’m too busy reading books “with a due date” in my mind (library books) and so many other reasons.

    ANd also all of these problems are mine (tho I’ve never watched a movie adaption before the book, so IDK about that)

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    1. ME TOOOOOOO!! 🤣🤣 There is PILE of books I own and JUST NEVER READ THEM!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 They must feel pretty neglected! 😭😭😭 BUT I JUST CANT SEEM TO SHAKE THIS HABIT! I am CONSTANTLY buying new books FULLY KNOWING that I NEED to read the ones I own first…but that’s something we readers can NEVER commit to! 🤣🤣🤣

      I know and I don’t either except some times unlucky times when I didn’t know that there was a book too, you know! 😅😅

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  9. i hardly ever read books if i have already watched the movie adaptation, too. i think the only example i remember in which i actually gave in and picked up the books was percy jackson, which i’m so glad i did, since the movie is NOTHING like the books. apart from that, if i’ve watched the movie, i’m not likely to read the book. it’s just consuming the same story twice almost and it doesn’t excite me as much.
    i’m not necessarily scared by the hype, but sometimes i feel like if a book it’s too hyped, i’ll be skeptical and not want to read it because i don’t want to “look like everyone else”, lol. i know, it’s so dumb! but i feel like if everyone’s doing something, my excitement to do it drops by a mile. i’m such a “not like other girls” person, ugh.
    i’m shocked about the last confession, though, hahah. not that i don’t feel like that’s okay, because truly, i’d do the same, but i feel like in the bookish community we’re so likely to complain about never getting our books back that it’s funny to see it the other way around.

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    1. EXACTLYYY!! But I also believe that with classics it’s different because usually there is MUCH MORE to discover in them WITH EACH READ so it never REALLYY gets boring, you know? BUT FOR THE REST OF THEM – a BIG nope! 🤣🤣

      I haven’t watched or read the Percy Jackson series but yeah, I have heard similar things about it! Must have been pretty frustrating, to watch the movie murder the shit out of the books! 😱😱

      Hahahah!! 🤣🤣🤣 It’s not dumb! I can TOTALLY relate to that! 🤣🤣

      I KNOWWWWW! I can understand your feelings! Hahahaha!! 🤣🤣🤣 But I HAD TO INCLUDE IT SO NOW YOU GUYS CAN UNDERSTAND HOW VERYYYYY EEEEEVIILLLLLL 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈 I CAN BEEEEE!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      Thank you SOOOO much for your AWESOME comment, Lais! 😍😍👻👻❤️❤️😊😊

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  10. I can’t believe you can remember your first books and in order!! That is an incredible memory Rain. ❤️❤️❤️ I totally agree about adaptions, though I didn’t enjoy the books as much as the movies TBH so I feel like you were saved rather than missing something. And I love the library cause I feel like its my closest RL book lending friend!! 😉

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    1. Hahahaha!!! Yeah!! 🤣🤣 But to be honest, I had to say “one of the first” because if you ask me what THE FIRST book I ever read, I couldn’t tell you FOR SURE BUT I can confidently say that it was one of those slim story books with lots of pictures? Puss in Boots, A rose from Homer’s Grace, uhhhh….Jack and The Bean Stalk……yeah…those were THE FIRST stories to ever enter my mind! 🤣🤣❤️

      Oh? WEL THEN! Now I can rest in peace! Because whenever someone mentions those books or I watch the movies, I just cannot stop the regret of not having read them you know! BUT YAYYYYYY!! YOU HAVE MADE ME A HAPPIER PERSON BY SAYING THAT!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

      YESSSSSS!! LIBRARIES ARE….PURE JOYYYYY!! 😍😍😍👻👻👻👻💕💕💕💕

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  11. I can relate to this. I remember reading books as a really young kid that sorta instilled in me certain values, and looking back it’s amazing to me how influential books can be like that! Also with adaptations- I will read the book after if it’s something I *really* want to read, but yes the adaptation totally gives me a mental image and I HATE it if I haven’t read the book first!!!

    “nincompoops” haha – love that word.

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    1. YESSS!! I KNOW RIGHT!?? 😱😱 No wonder the written word afraid the fuck out of everyone because it has the power to CHANGE MINDS, ALTER HEARTS!! 😱😱😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️

      Yeah! I mean if I watch a movie before reading the book, I cannot seem to form my own image of the characters and it bugs me! THE ONLY THING THAT REMAINS IN THE MIND IS THE MOVIE SCENES AND GAAAHHHHH THATS SOOO FRUSTRATING!

      Hahahhaha!! 🤣🤣🤣 THANK YOUUU, Greg! I LOVE THIS WORD AS WELL! Hahahah!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👻👻👻❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  12. Yes!! I won’t read a book if I’ve seen the movie first either! It ruins that special magic that a book has if I’ve already seen the movie. I also have a terrible time picking what book to read next. It can take me days after finishing a book before I pick my next read.

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    1. YESSSS!! EXACTLYYYY!! It ruins all the MAGICCCC!! The world that our imagination forms is always more special and to be robbed off of that chance? NOOO, SIR!!! 🤣🤣

      ME TOO! It is happening right fucking now!🤣🤣🤣 THATS why I haven’t been able to post any reviews, I DONT HAVE ONE! 🤣🤣 meh, I’ll do it when I’ll do it!

      THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCHHH FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENT, Jenn! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️👻👻💕💕💕☔️

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  13. HAHAHA OMG RAIN YOU KEEP YOUR FRIENDS’ BOOKS YOU SNEAKY LITTLE READER :O :O :O I am appalled! (Though you make a very solid defence for yourself, not gonna lie…)
    I wholeheartedly understand the struggle of getting new books vs reading new ones – I am a complete book wh*re myself – it’s like, I know I’m in a committed relationship with that one book but then a new, snazzier one comes along and I just can’t say no, you know? I’ll still love my previous one, but my focus will now be on the glorious, shiny new toy.
    The hype fear is also super real. I will eventually get to those books, but not right away (or not usually) unless they are absolutely my jam.
    Awesome post, hon! ❤

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    1. I KNOWWW RIGHTT!? I mean what’s the point if you can’t tell that you are missing a book on your shelf? Meh, I DONT FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT! 🤣🤣🤣😎😎

      Hahahhaa!! A book wh*re 🤣🤣🤣 That’s a good one! 🤣🤣🤣 I AM TOOOOOO!! 🤣🤣🤣 SERIOUSLY THOUGH! It’s far more difficult to stay loyal to one book than to one man I AM TELLING YOUU! 🤣🤣🤣

      SAAMMMMEEEE!! Not right away! Let the hype die first!! LET IT FUCKING DIEEE!! And when it’s not COOL anymore to be reading those books, THEN I WILL PICK IT THE FUCK UP! LIKE A BOSS!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣😎😎🤣🤣

      THANK YOU SOOOO MUCHHH, Sophieee! SOO GLAD YOU LIKED IT! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👻👻👻👻💕💕💕☔️☔️

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  14. Ahh, I actually read The Hunger Games after watching the movie. And even though I found the movie impressive, I ended up liking the book better. There are some nuances which are not captured in the movie.

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    1. Ohh? Well, I AM SOOO GLAD YOU DID BECAUSE IT HURTS TOO MUCH TO DISCOVER THAT THERE WAS A BOOK TOOO!! 😭😭😭😭

      And I agree, that there are always things that are better in the books and details that the producers don’t include! Like I have heard that in the books Peeta loses his leg after the first games…BUT IN MOVIE THERE IS NOO FUCKING MENTION OF THAT?? 🤣🤣 They didn’t think it was important to include it?

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    1. HAHAHAHAH!! It sure does sound like it!! 😍😍😍🤣🤣🤣 YAYYYYYYY!! 🤣🤣❤️❤️ I KNOWWW!! I don’t lend them either, I just…uhhh…you know…borrows them from others! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      THank you for your enthusiastic comment, Kelly! Made me smile!! ❤️❤️💕💕😍😍😘😘👻👻💕💕☔️

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  15. Hahaha- I can relate so hard to this post. I’m in the exact same boat with the Hunger Games, I love the movie so much I don’t want to read the book because I’m scared it will taint the movie experience. It doesnt apply to all movies though- I recently watched Pet Sematary and immediately read the book. It only happens with movies I love most or with movies where I’m not sure reading it will add much to my experience.

    Unfortunately I think Hunger Games is so visual and wonderful it almost seems wrong for it to be a book.

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      1. I JUST WATCHED ITS TRAILER!! And damn!! 😱😱😱😱I AGREEE!! It looks chilling! 😱😱👻👻 But I am sooo gonna watch it nowww!! Thank you so much, Sarah!! Your recommendations are always AWESOMEEE!! 😍😍❤️❤️👻

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  16. Ohh I’m exactly the same with not reading books if I’ve watched the adaptation! It happened with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, super cute movie, I’ll watch the second one, but the book doesn’t appeal to me anymore… and the same with The Handmsaid’s tale… I’ve seen the show and now I’m kind of content not reading the book anymore.

    Also, I haven’t read A Court of Thornes and Roses either

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    1. HAHHAHA!! I KNOW RIGHT!?! 🤣🤣 I am sooo glad you could relate to this one!….and I have also found that such isn’t necessarily the case with classics you know. I mean no matter how many times I read Pride and Prejudice, there is ALWAYS something new to discover….something I missed the previous time. But that won’t be the case with let’s say….uhhhmm…..Fault in our Stars…you know?!

      And OH MY GOD! The Handmaid’s Tale! I HAVE BEEN DYING TO WATCH THAT SHOW….but I have been restraining as well because I NEEED to read the book first! 😭😭

      OH YAYYYY!! Finally someone who hasnt read ACOTAR! WELCOME TO THE CLUB, HON! WE HAVE LOTS OF NON-COOL.BUT SUPER AMAZING BOOKS! you are gonna have THE TIME OF YOUR LIFEE!! 🤣🤣😍😍😍😉😉❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      1. Hahahaha I can really tell how much you love Pride and Prejudice, your excitement is contagious ❤️❤️❤️ The Handmaid’s tale is good but so much darker than what I expected!

        I LOVE THIS CLUB!

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      2. 👻👻👻❤️❤️

        And dark you say? WELL…THE DARKER THE BETTER, yeah? 😉😉

        You know I would LOVE to read Pride and Prejudice with you, should you ever want to! JUST LET ME KNOWWW OKIEEEE?!? 😍😍❤️❤️😘😘👻💕☔️

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  17. Okay. That last one had me laughing out loud. To borrow until they forget their books, making it yours forever hahahaha I would totally use such a trick if my friends had any book I’d want to own without paying for them; the likelihood of this is close to 0 though hahahah Fantastic post, Rain! 😀

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    1. Hahahhaah!! 🤣🤣🤣 I was not sure whether I should include it or not because its DEFINITELY not a popular thing to do but yeah…I AM GUILTY OF DOING THAT! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Shamelesssly not sorry as well because LOOOOKK…wouldnt you be worried if someone borrowed a book from you and didnt return for WEEKS?! I know I would! I would pester them day and night! BUT WHEN THEY DONT, I just think…ALL THE MORE REASON TO KEEP IT! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Do I make an at least passable defence?!? 🤣🤣

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  18. I have exactly the same problem with never being able to choose what to read! I used to read a few things at the same time so I wouldn’t have the empty time in between to overthink it but my meds affected my focus and now I mostly read 1-2 things and just pick up things at random, I guess…

    Also! If I saw the adaptation, I will put the book on my TBR and then never look at it again. Stright up glance away when I scroll past it on GR.
    The only things I read after watching were: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson books (and thank god I wasn’t left with just a memory of that awful movie), and The Spiderwick Chronicles. And technically Series of Unfortunate Events but I read like 2 books so does that really count??

    My confession is — I buy physical books and then just stare at them while I’m on my kindle. In my defence — my kindle is always in my hands reach and to read a physical book I need to stand up, figure out which one to read first, and then go back to my cosy armchair??? No, thank you. My kindle has nice folders, wayy more books and is already in my hands.

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    1. Your meds? 😱😕😕 I am so sorryyy for that, hon! I hope that its improving with proper care and medication yeah? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      AND SAMEEEE!! I too just pick out books at random now! Its…wayyyy less time consuming…or at least, I am TRYING to get into that habit! 😅😅😅🤣🤣🤣

      I KNOW RIGHTTT?!?!? Its just…the excitement is sucked out of the book if you have already watched its adaptation! But yeah, I have to agree on Harry Potter books! I LOVED THEM AND THE MOVIESSS SOOOO MUCHHHH!! So yeah, they are an exception! And the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit as well! I LOVE THEM SOOO MUCHHHHH!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️👻👻👻👻 I havent read or watched any of the Percy Jackson series….but yes, I have heard that the movies did a very bad job?

      The Spiderwick Chronicles! WHAT IS THATTT?!?! 😱😱😱😱😍😍😍 I am intriguedd!! TELL ME MOREEEEEE!!

      Oh and although I havent yet watched or read Series of Unfortunate Events, I am reallyy thinking of bump it up my tbr pile because I saw this VERY GORGEOUS edition online AND I FUCKING WANT IT!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

      You doooo?!? Well, I have to agree with your reasons though! I TOTALLY GET THE COMFORT ONE GETS WHILE READING FROM THE KINDLE – easier to highlight and record your thoughts too, without the distraction of writing them down in a journal or in the phone!

      THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR READING THIS POST, E! And FOR LEAVING SUCH AN AMAZING COMMENTTT!! YOU MADE MY DAYYYYYY!! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️👻👻👻💕💕💕💕 YAYYYYYYY!!! 😍😍❤️❤️💕💕

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      1. Yeah, I’ve been in a rough spot last year but I LOVE MY MEDS AND IT LIKE I OWN MY BODY AGAIN!! ❤️❤️❤️

        It’s still a work in progress but the meds made me also a bit more decisive (& impulsive…) so it’s not as hard as it could be 😀

        Tbh, I’m kinda over the HP hype and I haven’t seen the movies in ages 😅 My brain moved on to obsess over different things
        Yeah, I kinda blanked out the PJ movie… Books are great though!!

        It’s also fantasy MG but about three siblings moving to the old family house after their parents divorced! They find out some family secrets and lots of magical creatures! The series isn’t long — you should give it a try! I loved it so much as a kid!! ❤️❤️

        I want to go back to it someday but like… someday But that’s 100% valid! Buy the pretty edition!! 🙂

        Yeah, I don’t remember the last time I’ve read a physical book… Sigh… Maybe one day

        No problem, love! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      2. I am glad you are getting better now, E!!! 😊😊😊❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘😘💕💕

        Hahahah!! Yeahh..i am definitely going to give in to the impulse!! Its just too pretty to not! 🤣🤣😍😍

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