[A READER’S LIFE] Dating an Obsessive Reader – DEFINITELY NOT A CAKE WALK

SERIOUSLY! Ask my boyfriend. He can write a fucking book on it. xD

I was out of ideas for a new post when I thought of writing about all the bookish experiences we have had together till date. And while I think of them as fond memories, his reaction was quite bitter-sweet. AS SOON AS I TOLD HIM THE IDEA I WAS GOING TO WORK ON, HE WAS MORE THAN WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE. xD In fact, he even chose the title for me – and..ummm..I don’t know how to feel about that, to be honest! *shrugs* xD

”AM I THAT BAD?” I asked, with misty eyes. But he was already writing an EXHAUSTIVE LIST of all the times I had been VERY FUCKING DIFFICULT ON HIM, as an obsessive reader. xD

So, at his most earnest request, I am going to share a few incidents with you so that, as he says, ”my cruelty can come to light.” SUCH A DRAMA QUEEN. UGH!

The Book Fair

Let’s go back to November 2019. We hadn’t been able to meet for a few weeks. His exams were going on and since he never starts studying until THE DATE-SHEET HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED (me too, actually xD), he needed some time to, well, cram it all up.

His days were swallowed completely by the exams and I was busy making lists upon lists of ALL THE BOOKS I WAS GONNA BUY AS SOON AS THE FAIR STARTS! *heart eyes*

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He knew my plan of visiting the fair – OBVIOUSLY – but I hadn’t decided on a specific date yet. You see, mum and I usually went together so it had to be a day when she was free as well.

The arrived the last Sunday of November and I woke up to mumma already determined to go to the fair that day. I WAS SOO FUCKING EXCITED! I hopped out of my bed to get ready when my phone rang. Yep. It was him. Asking me to meet that day. Now, I was stumped. I wanted to meet him, OF COURSE – SO BADLY, BUTTTTTTT….

IT WAS THE LAST WEEK OF THE FAIR!
HOW could I miss it? You tell me!

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Well, I didn’t.

I re-arranged our meeting and went to the fair instead. He was angry at me FOR TWO DAYS STRAIGHT for abandoning him like that! To be honest, I now realize that his anger was justified – it had been almost a month and the date was LONGGG OVERDUE!!

So ALRIGHT! I am SORRY! You happy? PLEASE LET IT GOO NOWW! 😦 😦

Pride and Prejudice

Okay THIS ONE’S JUSTIFIED TO BE HONEST!

We hadn’t started dating yet. I liked him. A LOT. But I needed to make sure that he is THE ONE! πŸ˜‰ So, one day, I started talking about my love for Jane Austen. He loves period dramas so I was sure that this was a topic he’d be interested in. BUT READING THE DAMN BOOK? Yeah, NO CHANCE. But I tried to get him to read Pride and Prejudice just the same. MAYBE..JUST MAYBE..HE WOULD GIVE IN? But, nope. Reading classics was not his cup of tea.

I was like,

Of course, it wasn’t HIS fault but I just – I WANTED HIM TO LIKE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE!!! So, I decided to give it another try. You see, we used to suggest each other loads of movies and then discuss about them. And my next suggestion was – yes, you’ve guessed it right – THE 1995 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MINI SERIES! ❀ ❀

He couldn’t say no – although he tried – because I watched HIS suggestions as well, whether I liked them or not. (He loves war fiction)

Well, he did watch it. For sure. He watched it and GUESS WHAT??!! HE CAME LOVE IT TOO! He also discussed the characters with me *heart eyes* and I WAS LIKE OKAY, YEAH, HE IS THE ONE!

But yes, I agree – until he watched the series, I gave him a REAL HARD TIME! Sorry not sorry about that tooo!!! πŸ˜‰

We Were Liars

When I first read We Were Liars, I couldn’t control the tears. I couldn’t control the sadness. And I couldn’t stop talking about it with him. He got intrigued by my obsession for it and decided to borrow my copy and give it a read. I knew he would love it as well and that’s EXACTLY what happened! HE LOVED IT SOO FUCKING MUCH.

But I was troubled about one thing. You see, it had been weeks since I lent him the book but he was showing no intentions of returning the book! I mean – You read it. You loved it. NOW GIVE IT BACKKK!!! And one day, I mentioned this to him. He looked at me dead serious and laughed out loud. He started teasing me, declaring that it belonged to him now.

THE HORROR ON MY FACE MUST HAVE BEEN TOO OBVIOUS TO BE MISSED! I demanded the book back RIGHT THEN AND THERE. xD He pulled it out of his bag and confessed that he just wanted to see my reaction and smiled at me most lovingly. I blushed and blushed and blushed at my foolishness, my fickleness! xD

It’s been 4 years since that happened and he still teases me about it. *shrugs*

Well…THERE ARE MANY MANYYY more such incidences that I would LOVEEE to share with you but…some other time, yeah? πŸ˜‰ ❀

For now, tell me – COULD YOU RELATE?!?! I AM SURE you agree with me about We Were Liars yeah? I MEAN…BORROWING A BOOK AND NOT GIVE IT BACK?!? BADDDD!!! *shrugs*

Okay…so now it’s your turn – any crazy experiences related to books you wanna sharee!??!!! πŸ˜‰ ❀ ❀

25 thoughts on “[A READER’S LIFE] Dating an Obsessive Reader – DEFINITELY NOT A CAKE WALK

  1. This is about the contrary of how things work in my relation. We can’t even discuss the books I”m writing without having a row. And in taste for books we’re about each other’s opposite. When I’m at the literary North Pole, she’s at the literary South Pole. It’s not only about taste in literature, but also about vegetarianism vs meat eater, order vs chaos, being social vs being asocial, etc…I suppose we’re a standard example of how the opposite poles are attracted to each other.

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    1. awwww!!! I am SO SO glad you liked the post, Erin!!! πŸ™‚ ❀ AND SAMMEEEE!!! Hahaha – I will let you know the next time he or anyone dares keep my books for longer than was allowed! πŸ˜‰ ❀ ❀ ❀

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  2. I love this! 😊 Let’s face it, your boyfriend came up with a pretty good title 😁
    In all honesty, though – I don’t think I would have done anything differently! That book fair just sounds like too good of an opportunity to have missed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And I’m so glad you got him into Pride & Prejudice!!!
    Also, that owl GIF?! I ADORED that!! 😍😍

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    1. Hahahahha…HE SURE DID!!!! xD But I have a love-hate relationship with this title now! ;p

      I KNOW RIGHT?!??!! That annual book-fair is MY LIFEEE – I COULD NOT HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD -a thought we won’t be having one next year – this whole pandemic is just UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

      ahhh!! YES! It’s SUCH an achievement, I tell you. I now plan to force him into joining the Supernatural family! SUCH FUN! xD ;P HEYY!!! You watch SPN?!!?!??!?!?

      It’s AWESOMEEE, isn’t it!?!! I knew I HAD to use it! ;p ❀ ❀

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      1. YES YES YESSSS!! Oh my god PLEASE PLEASE DOOOOO!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

        Also, I am waiting (not very patiently, I might add 🀣) for your exams to get over so that we can buddy read Pride and Prejudice!! DONT FORGET! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜

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      2. Don’t worry! I definitely haven’t forgotten Pride and Prejudice!! As if I could ever forget about an opportunity to “spend time” with Mr Darcy! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        And I guess I know what I will have to binge-watch for exam recovery, then πŸ˜‰

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  3. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ OMG LOVE THIS POST RAIN!!! Ahh also totally agree about borrowing the book – I NEVER lend books out anymore because my poor babies get destroyed in the process, or lost!!! πŸ™ˆ Hehe, at least it safely made its way home in the end, lol! This post definitely made me laugh – very sweet post as well! ALSO Totally on your side with P&P – this is the ultimate test – I would have done the same as you πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°πŸ₯° GREAT POST AS ALWAYS RAIN! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. awwww!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENT, hon! It makes me so happy that you liked the post! ❀ AND I KNOW RIGHT?!??! It's VERY VERY hard to part from one of your books – those appalling NON-READER HUMANS don't seem to understand the attachment one forms with their own copies!!!!

      YESSSSSSSSS!!! P&P IS THE ULTIMATE TEST, INDEEEEED!!!!!! You have no idea how relieved I was that he passed! ;p

      AWWW THANK YOU SO SOP MUCH, HON!! YOU ARE TH EBESTESTT EVERRR!!! I always enjoy reading your comments – they brighten my dayyy!!! ❀ ❀

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      1. YOU’RE WELCOME, RAIN!!! The attatchment is REALLL – hehe brilliant post – super relatable!!

        AHaha P&P Forever in our HEARTS!!!

        YOU ARE WELCOME, YOU ARE AWESOMEEE!!! Glad to hear that your posts always brighten my day tooo!!!πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. AHHHHH!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH, Anca!! ❀ ❀
      Hahaha…yes!!! I think I would've been REAL angry if I hadn't so…..that's good…for HIM! xD ;p

      oh no! Really?! NOT EVEN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE THOUGH?!?! please tell me that you have AT LEAST watched it!!! *gasp*

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  4. Ouch!!! A month without seeing each other and he was dropped for a fair. πŸ˜› Can’t blame you. Books are life. πŸ˜€ As for the borrowing without returning story, I can totally understand hahaha They’re so precious. You just don’t want them to be lost in the world without being loved properly!!! Thanks for sharing these stories with us. πŸ˜›

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  5. Oh wow haha. I know my husband (halfway jokingly) complains about how I spend so much time reading, accumulating books, talking about books, writing about books haha. It’s tough loving someone who is super deep into their hobby! πŸ™‚

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  6. HAHAHAHA!! You and your boyfriend are hilarious! And adorable!!

    In all fairness — I would have gone to the book fair as well! Sorry but it’s a rare occasion and was my first obligation anyway! In Poland, we have a saying ‘if they love they’ll wait’ so *shrug*

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