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  1. You can’t stop thinking about the book. Whether you’re in school, at home, in the mall or anywhere you just can’t stop thinking about what’s gonna happen next or what’s gonna happen to the characters. You just have to admit that physically you’re with your family and friends but mentally you’re stuck in the book.
  2. You feel lonely when you have to go out of the house. Because going out of the house means you have to stop reading. To others, “house” can be the room, because going out of the room means you have to stop reading because your mom is reminding you of the chores you have to do.
  3. If you see there are only a few pages left, your heart breaks. Once you’re hooked , you never want to stop reading. You don’t even mind reading a part 2 or a part 3. And no matter how the author finishes the book, you still find it hanging.
  4. You bring the book with you anywhere. The book you’re reading is always inside your bag because once you get a free time, you can just grab your book and start reading without second thoughts.
  5. You get overly attached. You cry in sad parts, you smile in happy parts. And when you’re reading in public you can’t stop yourself from smiling or crying, you don’t even care if the people think you’re crazy.
  6. You feel like the characters are real. For you, the characters aren’t fictional anymore. They’re real and they’re living somewhere and you want to meet them.
  7. Getting grounded or stuck in the house makes you happy. Getting grounded isn’t sad anymore or having no plans on the weekend doesn’t matter that much because you have your book beside you.
  8. You sleep beside your book. The last thing you do at night is read while the first thing you do in the morning after you wake up is still read.
  9. You get that “feeling” when your favorite book becomes a movie. That feeling when you don’t know if you should be glad or be slightly disappointed. Glad because you don’t have to rely on your imagination anymore and you see the characters come to life but slightly disappointed as well because pretty sure there will be cool scenes in the book that cannot be a part of the movie or scenes that are totally different from the one you’ve read.
  10. You can’t wait to share the story to your friend. This is because you want to talk about the book, you want someone else to relate. You want to share your feelings.You want them to feel how giddy the happy scenes made you feel and how the sad scenes broke your heart.


I'm an ordinary Filipino girl who has an intense addiction to books.

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