Pains of Being a Bookworm

Hello everyone! Welcome and welcome back to Ann Scribblings. I saw that a lot of people here are bookworms, reading five and up books monthly and that’s just really amazing.

Reading is really good, it’s entertaining and very informative at the same time but sometimes novels can be confusing because of odd terms or descriptions we sometimes come across with.

So today, without further ado, I wanna share some relatable situations of being a bookworm, I scribbled below.

1. Reading a character’s statement with the wrong tone.

-Very first on the list that happens to me a lot. It’s annoying but funny, like when you read the statement of a character who shouted angrily a moment ago, in an angry tone but the description after that’ll be “he said calmly”, suddenly shifting in a different mood. So you’ll have to reread the sentence again in that tone…..

2. Descriptions you can’t imagine

– Last year, I’ve been into novels but until now, I still can’t imagine commonly used descriptions such as:

  • His lips trembled (How exactly do you do that? )
  • She danced a little jig (lol, what is a jig?)

3. A foreign or obsolete term.

– Alright, I learn a lot when I come across foreign terms specially English terms, good thing there’s dictionary and thesaurus.

– Obsolete words from period novels are really confusing when the term means different now.

3. No music to match the scene’s mood

✨Insert My Heart will Go On✨
Frose (Frodo and Rose) – another ship created
Nah, they look like siblings

-Having music and sound effect is the very big advantage of movies and series:

  • light music for happy scene
  • Sad for funeral and sad scenes
  • Uplifting music for scenes of the ✨hero or heroin’s drama✨(whether saving someone or merely having unnecessary close ups)

– In respond with this li’l issue, I downloaded different music genres to listen to during different scenes. Sometimes I use random musics in my playlist like ‘Arcade’ or anything that fits the scene.

4. Paperback

– Aw

– Yeah, I remember reading the last volume of HP Series in paperback yet I’m still halfway through but the glue’ve given up making the pages fall apart.

5. There’s no one to talk to about the book

– It’d be nice talking about the villain’s dramatic history, or how stunning the plotwists are if someone’ll be interested to listen to my ramble – but no or maybe I don’t know how to tell story in an exciting way. Oh, just make a book review.

So far, those are some struggles of reading a book, but reading has still a lot of advantages compared to watching movies, like:

  • being more attached to the characters
  • Deciding on the setting
  • Deciding on the character’s apperance


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