Things only a book lover would get

21 Dec


  1. Your favorite shopping destination is the bookstore. All your savings, every week/month, get spent on your favorite kind of shopping spree-the one at the bookstores. I have yet to know of a rush better than that felt at the sound of the ‘cling’ at the cashier marking the sale of the books you just picked out. They are now yours forever, to love and to read. To cherish and to add to your library. To pass on to your kids as the best form of legacy.
  2. Your favorite place to eat is one linked with a bookshop or preferably having the option to read books while having coffee/food. Whoever came up with the idea of opening cafes with an in built bookstore was a genius and my love for them is infinite. Walking down aisles and aisles of gorgeous books with the smell of freshly brewed coffee seducing your senses, awakening every part of you while calming you simultaneously. What could be better? Maybe getting to sit down at one of the tables in said  cafe, surrounded by books and book lovers, comfortable in the knowledge that they are all like you-sharing a smile with people you have never met but knowing each other more than any other pair of strangers.
  3. One reason for your never ending love for winters is the opportunity (ahm-excuse-ahm) to cozy up with a book in front of a fire place, letting the romance of the words woo you. The fire is roaring in the fireplace, there is a chilling wind right outside the window by which you sit, wrapped in a warm blanket, a warm cup of coffee in one hand and a captivating book in the other, lost in the mesmerizing world the writer has weaved for you, basking in the opportunity of getting to read said book in peace. What, I ask you, could be more relaxing?
  4. One of your favorite scents is that of newly bought books, their pages. Completely addictive.
  5. You can never have too many books. Period. Anyone who refers to the piles lying back at your house while questioning your need to buy any more, needs to be removed from your life. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.
  6. Wherever you go, you find the best bookstores before the shopping centers, the grocery stores and the cafes. I am still not sure if that’s just luck or if instinctual, but without fail-no matter if I travel out of city or country, the first thing I end up stumbling across or coming to is an unbelievably good bookstore which I fail to leave without causing some damage to my wallet.14596850_1820516484889498_5161952302063419392_n
  7. No matter where you travel to, you find an excuse to buy more books no matter your luggage issues. Always guilty. I go to buy course books and end up with autobiographies, I go to buy guide books and end up with mystery novels. And at the end all such decisions come to haunt me as I wait in line for my luggage to be weighed.
  8. No matter where you are, you find the time and the perfect spot for reading a book. From subway terminals to that cafe at the end of your street with the cute tables to the coffee shop two blocks away with the wonderful view of the main roads-you find a perfect spot to read your books. And you never, without a fail, find time to read some good ones.15043913_1196286357085067_5808669674128277504_n
  9. You can very easily hone in on a fellow book lover. You can spot one in the midst of the thickest crowds or in lone bars. Maybe they all carry themselves in a different way, or maybe it is the almost always there book with with them-either way, it is easy to find them. And although the book they are reading might put off any conversation you had in mind, don’t do that. They are easy to talk to and won’t mind putting the book down for some good words. Mostly.
  10. There is nothing better than discussing, even arguing over, a book you love with someone else who has read it. It is infinitely exciting and intellectually stimulating to do either, and the feelings you leave them with are indescribable-a sense of warmth and belonging, knowing that there are others working at the same level as you, on a vibe similar to yours-I kid you not, scarcely do other things have such a profound impact on your emotions. Honestly, have few such discussions with me, and I am smitten. Add to that a few shared favorites and some common critical views on classics like Jane Eyre or Mill on the floss, and I will be out there buying a ring for you, ready to propose even if society tells me it’s not the girl’s job. I am pretty sure you don’t care about the society either, do you?

2 Responses to “Things only a book lover would get”

  1. SandyLand December 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    I could spend countless hours in old bookstores. The gems I find are often just that….sweet little gems.
    I love my books. The smell, the feel, the textures. The voices in my head as I imagine characters as real people.
    Getting lost in a book is a part of who I am. Glad you’re out there too.

    • gullhasnat December 22, 2016 at 8:33 am #

      I am glad to have you out there too.
      And agreed, nothing better than getting lost in a book and the stories it weaves around you.

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