Tis the season to be lying… falalalalaaaa la la...
Okay, I should just stop with the Christmas songs. IT’S NOT EVEN CHRISTMAS ANYMORE WHAT AM I DOING?!?!??!?!*
ALSO, GUYS I’VE BEEN BLOGGING FOR TWO YEARRRRRSSSSSS!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STICKING AROUND!!!!!!!
I’m pretty sure everyone knows that bookworms occasionally tell a small fib or two. . .Or maybe just… They lie all the time. . . But hang on, we have valid reasons for lying. People lie to us all the time and now we have trust issues which lead to us lying to you. All we lie to you just because we don’t want to hear your judgement when we read “too many books” kind of normal, whatever that may mean. Hey, everyone does it! Shussh, we know that you judge ussssssss. Don’t even try denying it. . .
The new year also brings a lot of lies for bookworms, it’s just a thing, okay?
*I ask myself this daily…
1. My TBR hasn’t grown by 10045
We all know this dread. The dread that our TBR will grow to an, even more,* unconquerable pile and then we will die with a pile of unread books scattered around us and we will be buried with the shame on display for all to see.
Honestly, the new year has terrified me. I haven’t read anything this year, but I’ve added about 3757235283 books to my TBR and. they. will. not. get. read. Like, ever.
Can I just please cry now.**
*this is awful English.**i may.
2. My Goodreads goal is totally achievable… *scoff*
Oh, I’m too scared to even SET a Goodreads goal. WHAT IF I NEVER REACH IT. I want to be able to set it at 50 books since I read 45 this year, BUT I CAN’T DO IT.
I’ll just keep lying to myself: I can do it. I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.
We like to think we can do things, and we lie to ourselves in order to try and REMAIN “OPTIMISTIC” but we just don’t even know that word’s meaning. We are not “optimistic” creatures, ok?
3. I’ve already read 3756 books this year *they say on January 4th* *pfft*
GUYS I HAVE READ NOTHING. I have genuinely read NOTHING this year. I haven’t even opened a book yet and that terrifies me.
The thought of reading terrifies me.
What has happened to me!!!!!!!!!! GUYS I’M ACTUALLY GOING MAD!!!!
reasons why I should read. a. damn. book 1) I love reading, 2) erm not reading leaves me with “nothing” to read, 3) not reading is weird for me, 4) I’M PANICKING THAT I ALREADY WON’T MEET MY GOODREADS.
4. I will defeat my TBR this year!!!!! *they say with gusto!*
This is just another lie. An outright L.I.E.
Just no. Every year we tell ourselves this, every year we tell ourselves that YES THIS IS THE YEAR that we will defeat our immense TBR that looms over us in its ever-present threat.
However, we will acknowledge that this lie, however HUGE, we need this lie. We need this lie t get us through the year.
5. I’m not going to go mad and buy 8375 books this year…
Guys, just no. We need to stop telling ourselves this.
Each year I tell myself that I will not spend loads of money on books, but this literally goes down the drain and I buy all the books that I want to read instead of turning to the libraries; telling myself that “the library doesn’t have this book!!” which is actually true 80% of the time.
6. I’ve got this all planned out…
We literally have no idea what we’re doing. We flail around all year long with no plan whatsoever and really just hope for the best. . . or whatever can come from getting your heart ripped out dozens upon dozens of times each year. . .
Do you relate to any of these? If not, what lies do you tell yourself to get you through the new year regarding books? Let me know in the comments!