6 reasons why reading is so similar to dating! #BookBloggerLife

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Guys, this might sound silly, but hey listen, I was thinking the other day, isn’t reading SO MUCH LIKE DATING.

You want proof?

Here we go.

1- You need to go out often to check what’s out there.

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Might be reading or dating! You have to know what’s out there.. For me this is frequent visits to bookshops. libraries. charity shops. I always carry a canvas reusable bag in my bag.. You’ll never know where your next crush *ehem* will find you! you’ll never know when the *perfect book* will appear!

 

2- You’re having a date each time you read a book.

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Ah, the moment you’re alone with that NEW book, oh that excitement, OK I must admit I won’t necessarily be in my most APPEALING self – if I ever have one- but more like a coach potato in comfy clothing, but I guarantee that butterflies in my stomach and the desire to be carried away is there!!!

My insides scream to the book for it to take my breath away *huh!*

 

3- If it goes wrong there will be remorse.

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When I am displeased with a book it’s so much same as being displeased in a relationship. I wish I never read it. I wish I never spent any time with it. I want to forget it, bury it deep in my back garden and live like nothing have happened. (OK. I agree that’s extreme but… We all have that book that stole a few hours from hour lives yeah?)

4- You need to speak with your friends about it.

 

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Please tell me this is NOT only me. When I read a book I LOVE I have to go and speak with someone! I need to tell them how good it is and how happy it makes me 🙂 Obviously I wouldn’t recommend my boyfriend if I am in a relationship but HAPPY to recommend the book -always. (hope that makes is less weird.)

5- If it’s good,You don’t want it to end.

 

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When  you’re in love with a book, you don’t want it to finish, you stroke every page, make the most of every word, you read slowly, carefully, almost as if drinking it.

You and I are PERFECT, you say to the book, we are destined to be together, I want to read you forever! Sadly, like every good thing,  every good book has an end. We still love them though, put them in our library (or shall I say shrine?) in the best place possible. And obviously they will always be in our hearts and minds.

 

6- When you struggle to understand what’s going on, it breaks your confidence

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We all had that crush/relationship where we didn’t understand the other, well let’s call it : participant. The feeling of not-knowing-what-to-do is pretty much the same with when I pick up a book where everyone else seem to get along with but I can’t understand the hype. Am I doing anything wrong? Why is it going so wrong? Is it me book??? Or is it you??? Crash- boom- bang! Not a good experience at all.

 

Did you have a reading experience where you can compare it to a relationship you had? 

31 comments

  1. Pretty spot on! Love this ❤

    I'm currently doing my daily checks in the kindle store… don't wanna miss out on something juicy 😀
    I usually talk to my friends about my books, they of course never read them / heard of them, but most of them have the decency to actually pay attention and look interested 😀

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    1. Haha Shalini, I am married with my first ever boyfriend from high school so I can’t say I am a dating guru but i have listened so many friends and have a vast ability to emphasize 😂

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      1. Hahaha I just got ghosted a couple of months back… Sighhh
        Thanks. I hope henceforth it is jerk-free. Hehehe I think the good ones are married or are gay!!! 😉😉😂😂

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      2. Lol! You might be right but I am sure there’s your soulmate somewhere waiting to meet you!
        I have had lots of crushes/flirts before my partner and everytime I had a broken heart i thought OK this is it. I won’t try anymore 🦄

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  2. Hahaha I love your post! Yes it’s very similar as you can fall in love with a book boyfriend. And I do tend to shout my love for a book 😉

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  3. what a wonderful post! I always feel like I’ve made a bunch of new friends everytime I finish a book. I like to pretend that the characters would want to be friends with me too, even if we have nothing in common.

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