Hello bookworms! Just a short post for today, I hope. I woke up today and felt inspired to write this post, so here I am.
How are you like with your books? Mama bear protective or “mi books es su books”? I for one am insanely protective over my books, only a select few people are allowed to hold my books, needless to say borrow them.
Here are a couple of scenarios to emphasize my point…
- When guests go on THE house tour
We all know what I’m talking about, they always ask for the house tour. To which I say, “this isn’t a museum.” I kid, I don’t actually say that, but I sure as hell want to. My actual problem is when they reach my room and see the books I have and go
Which is great, really. I’m sometimes impressed by my collection and organizational skills too. But the point is they’re my books, you don’t just pick them up and try to figure out the edition or admire the condition. You want to know the edition? Ask me. You’re curious about the condition it’s in? Ask me, it’s probably a 10/10. Why in the Angel’s name do you feel the urge to pick them up yourself without my permission? ASK ME.
Unless you’re a book lover like me, then yeah, you probably know how to treat a book or respect that I have my reservations.
It’s no wonder I tag along for these house tours. Even if I don’t, I usually tell my mom to advise them not to touch my books.
- When I’m at school
I sometimes have a novel on my desk in class and people that walk by feel this need to pick it up and go, “huh. Nice cover.”
Great observation skills, right there. And then the person just drops the book on my desk and walks away. Because it does have a nice cover, I go
Inside I’m like:
To round it up I’m basically Kuzco
There are times where I feel like breaking out in song too.
So yeah, I only trust some of my friends and my mom to hold my books and not damage them or you know, open it and break the spine. Suffice it to say, if I trust you with my books, I trust you with my life.
That’s my level of protectiveness over my books, now I want to know yours. Do you feel comfortable letting others hold it or worst… borrow it? I know there are others like me out there but for each one of us, mama bears, there’s a happy sharer willing to “share the books, share the love” which I deeply admire, because I will never by any means be one of them. So tell me, yay to sharing or nay?
I also want to thank you people for tagging me in book tags and nominating me for awards. I haven’t been able to get back to all of them yet but it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Oh and what do you think about this sign guys?
Have a bookish day. Hugs. ❤