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Book Dragon Quirks Vol. 01

Hola, Book Dragons! How is everyone on this Saturday? I didn’t have any blog posts scheduled for today and I was wondering what to write about. You see, I’ve set a goal for myself to try to publish a blog post every day. So far, I’m on an 8-day streak. If I miss one day, I’ll have to start all over again. *groan*

I haven’t written on this topic before and I’d say it was high time I did, right? Here’s my list of the snafus that come with being a Book Dragon aka bookworm problems to some.

1. Real-life intrusions
My dream life: Reading All Day Long, All Night Long. Alas, real life has to be a PITA and intrude with all the chores, meals, and for god’s sake, having to work for a living! 😉 Who’s with me?

2. Book Dragon aka Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
“It’s 10 p.m.—I’ll read for half an hour before bed.
4 hours later—I can’t believe I read till 2 a.m.!”
Yeah, right, I’m not kidding anyone. I knew I was lying when I told myself I’d just read for half an hour. Why can’t I stop lying to myself?

3. Waiting is torture
My name is Lyn and I am an Obsessionoholic. Yes, I recognize I have a problem with obsession and no, there’s no cure. My obsessive-compulsive nature does not discriminate—it gets obsessed with any anticipated release or with any book cover. (Total book cover slut here. *wave*)
When I can’t get approved for the ARC, desperation is thy middle name. I die a slow, torturous death every day while waiting for the book to finally, finally be released. (September 1st, when will you get here? When will I get my hands on Dark Song? Please, please, please…)

4. A Book Dragon with its coveted loot
I love hardbacks of my favorite books and even if I never read them after I buy them (I’m anal about keeping my collection in perfect condition so I tend to read on my Kindle mostly), I still need to have them. And don’t even think about touching my books or asking to borrow. I instantly transform into Gollum. “Precious, my precious.” Plus, I can’t resist bookmarks. I can have thousands of bookmarks and it still won’t be enough. Any bookish item that fancies me, I need to have. Think Smaug with OCD.

5. ARC requests and approvals
I have both a NetGalley and an Edelweiss account. I get obsessed with requesting books I’m dying to read but as soon as I request and get approved, I wait until almost publication day to read the book and I also get obsessed by other ARCs I requested but did not get approved for yet. *face-palm* Why am I like this?

So, peeps, these are my 5 major headaches as a Book Dragon. What are yours?

∼Lyn

Author:

I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

5 thoughts on “Book Dragon Quirks Vol. 01

    1. LOL 365 days. Too ambitious? 😉 I want to try to be more organized about posting. Like plan posts a week in advance. That way maybe it’ll help with the reading slumps? Like if I have to post something every day, it’ll give me incentive to read every day. This year the reading slumps have been pretty bad. Also, I want to try to do some more bookish related posts like this one and not just reviews or blog memes. Thanks for the support, it gives me more incentive to post. 💙💙💙

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      1. That’s definitely a big goal and I’m impressed and will be looking out for your posts. I’ll be mixing it up more as well. But I’m not quite there yet. So it’s reviews and book lists for me 😊

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