bookish thought

That feeling when you’re reading a book and maybe it’s a love scene, or maybe it’s a character learning something about him or herself, or maybe it’s something that you’ve always thought but never knew anyone else thought or felt that way too, and your whole body grows warm and tingly and there are tears in your eyes… that. That’s why I read. To feel. To connect. To understand. To have my whole body warmed while I forget to breathe.

Worst possible things to hear as a bookworm:

* this series that you have just started and have fallen in love with is not finished, nor will it be finished in the foreseeable future
* this edition that looks absolutely stunning is out of stock or worse, out of print
* shipping fee applies and oh look, it’s bigger than the cost of the book you want to buy
* this book contains a love triangle
* the bookstore you just walked in will close in 10 minutes
* we, your friendly neighbourhood publishers, are changing the cover style mid series
* your preorder has been delayed
* I lost/damaged the book I borrowed from you and vowed to protect with my life

The Houses as Travellers
  • Gryffindor: always ends up having little to no showers, tries to visit as many friends as possible, is constantly on the move, dreads super long flights, makes sure to by loads of unique goodies from all the places they end up going to, wishes they could go to as many places as possible.
  • Hufflepuff: is easily able to sleep on any form of transportation, makes the best out of the worst situations, goes with the flow, every new place is so exciting for them, they want to share their adventures with as many friends and family members as possible.
  • Ravenclaw: wears the same clothes day after day without anyone noticing, h a t e s deciding what’s necessary to pack, their sleeping schedules are totally messed up, tries to record their travels as much as possible whether it be through photos, videos or writing.
  • Slytherin: no one back home hears any word from them until they return with loads of new stories, loves trying all the new food, always has a plan for what their next adventure is, likes to find out about their destination before they go there, always seems to know someone in each country they go to.