Hello Guys !
Today is Monday June 6th, what does that mean ? It means that I’m back -for real this time- YAY ! These past few days, since I finished my finals, I sucked at basically everything I wanted to do, meaning hibernating and reading. I haven’t read a book in 5 days, WHAT? Well, not my fault, I swear! I was either out being a social person or exhausted.
So, onto today’s topic. What better way to return to you beautiful potatoes than to post a lovely rant? It’s not exactly a rant, but more like a desperate call for help. I’ll be talking to you about the struggles I face every single day as a reader because of several factors:
- Living in a country that’s not very big on promoting reading.
- Living in a non-English speaking country.
- Living in a country where most online stores don’t ship.
- BEING A READER.
1. Finding books at “Bookstores”
Yes, “Bookstores” because I hate them from the bottom of my heart. They don’t have English books, and even the French books collections are very limited. So, unless you are very lucky and find a buried store that sells used books then you’re screwed. Just. Like. Me. If any of my Moroccan readers know of any bookstore of that sort, PLEASE TELL ME. I’ll pay you with food. It’s Ramadan, so I know you want it. Hehe.
2. Buying books online
I think I’m cursed. And I know I’ve said this like a gazillion times but it’s really a pain in the butt: Most online stores don’t ship here, so WHAT CAN A GIRL DO ? My last resort is purchasing e-books. So, next time I hear anyone say that people who read e-books aren’t “real reader” I’LL PHYSICALLY FIGHT YOU. I’ll hunt you down and come after you. You’ve been warned.
3. Not enough time
This one, I know EVERYONE can relate to, if you don’t, are you okay? Are you even still alive? The amount of books we want to read is crazy -and no I don’t have a problem thank you very much- and just a little 24 hours, 365 days to do it and ALL the other life stuff, HOW? But I’m confident we’ll find a way.
4. Not enough money
I’m 100% sure that even if I was a millionnaire, I’d still have this problem. Because books beat everything. We are hoarding monsters, we always want more. There will always be more books than all the money in the world can afford. And don’t even try to deny it. Sh…sh… you know I’m right.
5. Finding a fellow hardcore bookworm
I do a happy dance when this happens. That’s how rare it is. It is sad I know, but people her are not very big on reading and finding a person like me is like finding a gold mine. Enough said.
6. The dilemma of books I don’t like
Do I DNF it? Or do I push through? As you may or may not know, I don’t DNF books much so I tend to choose the latter but I recently realized that my tolerance towards those books is decreasing as endless amounts of books get in my radar.
7. The stress of a book to movie adaptation
Especially if it’s a favorite ! What if they do it wrong? What if they ruin the book? What if they leave too many things out? THAT’S TOO MUCH STRESS TO PUT ON ME. And if they do mess it up then all hell breaks loose.
8. Finding the perfect reading position
That thing is a myth. I’m telling you ! There’s no perfect reading position. Everyone of them becomes painful after a little while. The question is, why is my body being a little bitch? Why can’t it handle it and let me read in peace?
I’m sure I have a lot more things to complain about but I decided that that is it for today’s post because if I keep it going I won’t stop haha.
That’s it until next time.
What are some of your struggles as a reader?
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.
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