My advice? Bring a book. Bring a book when you have meetings, bring a book when you go walking in the park. Bring a book to a first date. You don’t have to read it, that isn’t the point. Just having it with you is enough.
—  Everyone needs a backup plan

Bookish things I wish were a reality:

* reading slumps to not be a thing
* not to have to wait for the next book in a series to appear
* everyone to be able to find their most comfortable reading position
* time to stop while I’m reading
* erase my memory and experience my favourite books for the first time again
* be able to visit book worlds and meet the characters that I love so much
* have all the money for books

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

Keep reading. Read during your break at work, before bed, on the bus, in the waiting room. Read at the table, in the lunchroom.
Make time.
You won’t regret it.
It could be drugs,” I whisper to myself as I buy 37 new books with no shelf space and a tight budget. “At least it’s not drugs.
Don’t give up on reading. Some days you’re too busy, too tired, too distracted. Don’t worry. You’ll come back.