Being a bookworm and Bibliophile is a great thing. You’ve got the fandoms, the blog, the bookstagram, etc. Rather than listing all the great things about being a bookworm and Bibliophile, I’m going to talk about being the only bookworm/bibliophile in the family.
Quite frankly, sometimes it can really suck. Like a lot.
Only Bibliophile Issue One: They don’t get that reading is AMAZING. If I love a book, and I mean really like, I want to read it all the time. Literally. All. The. Time. I don’t know about yours, but my family don’t understand the NEED and THE AHHHH’s of reading!
OBI Two: The Fake-Judgement. This can get pretty tiresome, as once they start the joking, and teasing, it doesn’t really end and it gets worse and worse. Constantly being called ‘bookworm’ in a negative way can get really hard to deal with, especially when it comes from your family.
OBI Three: Not being able t discuss the feels. Obviously, if no one else has read the book in your family, you can’t discuss the book and completely fangirl/boy about it. But also, if they have read it, but just aren’t into reading that much, they say they liked it, and that’s it really (or that’s how it is with my sister). But another struggle related to this is when someone in your family asks you what you book is about, but they aren’t really asking because they want to know, they’re asking because is “polite” but ends up being rather annoying and rude.
OBI Four: Buying Books. So weblike to buy books once we finish the ones we’ve jut read, right? They don’t get this. Personally, I can’t go without reading anything for more than a couple days, so I order book. Then. . . there’s my family, telling me I order “too many books”, when I only order THREE books!! Urrgghhhhh.
Are you the only bibliophile/bookworm in your family? What’s your experience? Can you relate?