Thursday, February 17, 2011

I found a fifth feeling!

Last week, I posted some of my favorite bookish feelings. Because I like lists of five, I made that post have five points, but I actually couldn't think of a fifth thing. However, yesterday I thought of one. Huzzah!

5. Withdrawal.

My initial reasoning for this point is that I miss the Ruby Oliver series* like whoa. I thought about the series when I was doing English homework, because I used footnotes, and all of a sudden I missed Ruby SO MUCH. She's one of my favorite characters ever. I miss being able to read new Roo adventures. I loved Real Live Boyfriends and thought it ended perfectly, but oh how I wish there were more Ruby in the future. However, I love knowing that I can return to the books whenever and help prevent some of my Ruby withdrawal. I love wanting to go back to revisit the books, because I love them so very much.

Similarly, as much as I hate not being able to read, like, ever because of all my schoolwork, there's a sweet side to it. Because I never really have a chance to read, especially during the week, whenever a spare half hour or even just a few minutes shows up, I always want to spend it reading. I'm always more excited to get back to a book because of how little I'm able to do it. It's quite lovely, though I would still prefer having time to read whenever.

*The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends, by E. Lockhart.

1 comment:

  1. You sound like you have my sickness -- when I was in graduate school (for Lit.) I was reading all the time, but it wasn't always the books that I really wanted to be reading. So when a break came along, all my friends/family wanted to know how I was going to spend my time off... and I would say, "I'm so excited to read this, and this, and this..." They didn't understand why I would spend all my vacation reading when that's how I normally spent my time... (But my fellow Lit. students understood. They were the same way.)

    ...The good news for you is, school ends. You'll always have that love of reading and those special moments with new books. :-)