Nerd Rage is a series of bookish problems and nerdy rants.
Sometimes I feel like such an obsessive reader–I spend hours and hours doing nothing but reading on some days. And on those reading marathon days, there are a few problems I come across, namely:
1. You spend so much time sitting and reading that your butt aches. Don’t laugh–it’s true! Sometimes I don’t even realize that I’ve been reading so long until my arse starts to numb and I need a quick reading break to walk. No matter how fluffy the seat is, this always happens to me. Dammit, butt, for stopping me from my reading!
Also applicable: Your eyes end up getting tired and you just want to curl into a ball and sleep, but you just need to read.
2. You realize that you haven’t bathed/eaten/slept. This is basically me, every day. Especially when there are no classes. I end up taking a shower before dinner. And my parents always get annoyed by how I always almost miss meals because I’ve been reading! I personally haven’t lost sleep, but I have sacrificed a lot of naps!
Also applicable: You forget to do work/homework/chores. You forget to do life.
3. You start talking to book characters. When I’m happy, annoyed, mad, or basically feel anything, I end up talking to the book characters, and people look at me funny. I could say things from “Stop being so hot,” to “Fuck you quit flirting!” I don’t know if I’m the only one who does this, but I can’t be, right?
Also applicable: The book character starts talking to you.
Are you an obsessive reader? Have you experienced any of these?
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.