Worst Bookish Feelings

Inspired by the oddly unsatisfying videos all over the internet, I decided to compile a list of bookish feelings that are the absolute worst.

We all know that feeling: the level of deep despair that only a fangirl is capable of reaching.

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Of course, to counteract the icky feelings I’m going cause, my next post will be a list of the best bookish feelings.


the anticipation of waiting for a book to come in through the mail

I’m a big fan of those package trackers, but at the same time they can be the bane of my existence. Once it says my package (which most likely the latest book I ordered online) is at the local post office and is ready to be shipped, I can’t do anything except camp outside my door and wait for the package.

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I feel your pain, Scott. I really do.

delayed deliveries

And going off of my previous point, the worst thing that can happen after waiting for your package to arrive for hours is when it says that the delivery will be delayed and you won’t be getting the book you ordered until tomorrow morning. Then you realize that you spend a good chunk of your day doing nothing and you still have responsibilities to face.

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accidentally ripping a page

You know when you’re flipping through a book casually or you’re turning the page and you suddenly accidentally rip part of the page. Yeah, that’s happened to me way too many times to count and I always am filled with dread when I do it because the page will never be completely whole ever again.

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dropping a book and the pages fold

As a clumsy person, I always drop my books. It’s like dropping your phone. You attempt to catch it (even though you know you aren’t going to actually catch it before it falls) and it falls to the ground. Then you have to check if the book is damaged and almost every time, there is at least one page creased up because of the way it landed.

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People who purposefully fold pages

And then there are the people that fold the pages of a book as a bookmark. Whenever you catch someone doing it, time slows down and you try to shout at them to stop but it’s too late and they already pressed their fingers down onto the crease to ensure the fold will be there for eternity.

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spilling food/drink on a book

I’ve spilled water way too many times on my books before that I try not to have any drinks around me when I’m reading. Water-logging a book is probably the worst feeling because there is little that you can do to restore it to its original condition.

being in a reading slump

Just thinking about being in a reading slump makes me shudder.

finishing a book with a cliffhanger and not having the next book right by your side

Whether it means that you don’t own the book, you have to wait to check it out in the library, or the book hasn’t been published yet, the waiting period to get the next book after a cliffhanger ending is excruciating.

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unsatisfying ending of a really good series that ruined it for you

You’re reading the last installment of your favorite series and all is going well. You think to yourself,Β this would be the perfect series if the author doesn’t do this one thing, and then the author does that one thing and ruins the whole entire story for you. Yeah, I know how you feel, and I’m sure many readers out there do as well.

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when your ship sinks

I think we’re all familiar with this feeling. You’re reading a book and your ship is happily sailing until the author takes a hatchet and breaks the bottom of the boat and now your ship is sinking and it’s going down fast. You know in the back of your mind that your ship will not make it out of the story alive but you try and salvage it anyway.

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when you lose your page and can’t find it

This just happened to me the other day. I was reading and then my hand that was holding the pages down slipped and my book closed. I didn’t know what page I was on, so it took me a while to find where I left off because I was too hesitant to go too far into the book in fear that I would spoil myself.

when someone tries to talk to you right when you’re getting to the good part of the story

And probably the most annoying thing (for me, at least) is when you’re trying to read and someone doesn’t get the hint that you don’t want to be bothered and they keep on trying to talk to you. They always come right when the story is starting to become interesting and you don’t want to stop reading.


What are some of the worst bookish feelings that you hate?

What are some of your pet peeves with books?

What do you love most about books?


Until next time….


4 thoughts on “Worst Bookish Feelings

  1. Sofii @A Book. A Thought. 11/24/2017 / 7:56 pm

    I love this post πŸ’• Each point is right, especially “spilling food / drink on a book” that’s me!😬, I have to keep my drinks away from my books, I have a problem πŸ˜‚

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    • Jessica 11/24/2017 / 7:57 pm

      Hahaha same! The amount of times I’ve spilled food on my books is a bit sad πŸ˜‚

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  2. onespeculiar 11/25/2017 / 9:46 am

    oh my all these feelings are painful *shudders* specially the waiting both for the books you ordered and the sequel ughhh i can’t stand the wait and the unsatisfying ending!

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