19 Struggles of Being Addictied to YA Books as an Adult

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Registered: 09-23-2010
19 Struggles of Being Addictied to YA Books as an Adult
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Fri, 03-28-2014 - 6:33pm

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/true-struggles-of-being-addicted-to-ya-books-as-an-adult?sub=3118549_2685203

LOL! I have to laugh because I really see myself in so many of these! Especially:

  1. You have a tendency to fall in love with literary characters and often have misguided expectations of real life relationships because of it.
  2. You’ve heard people trash-talk some of your favorite books more times than you can count.
  3. You find yourself getting emotionally invested in a series and get irrationally angry at disappointing endings. (The Hush Hush Saga)
  4. And it’s mostly because once you start a series, you can’t just stop. (Have to keep going no matter how bad! EXCEPT for The Vampire Diaries -- just got too weird!)
  5. If you ever go to a book signing (or opening night of a book turned movie), you find yourself surrounded by tweens and teens. (Oh, sooo many Twilight midnight showings! LOL)


How about you guys?

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Registered: 08-11-2008

I don't struggle with this at all. I read what I read and like it or don't, whatever the genre.

I read a lot, but it doesn't hurt my life in any way, my reading enriches my life.

Julia

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Registered: 01-16-2013

While this is cute, I do think that too much of anything (including reading) can be too much. It is good that you recognize you could have a problem. All too often those with the worst problems and who need to take a step back think there is nothing wrong.  All things in moderation...as the saying goes.

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Registered: 03-05-2005

I can relate to a couple of these, Erin. 

You find yourself getting emotionally invested in a series and get irrationally angry at disappointing endings.  The Sookie Stackhouse series immediately comes to mind!  I didn't mind so much who she ended up with.  But I did mind the feeling I got that Charlaine Harris was so totally over the series herself that she was just kind of "phoning it in" the last couple of books and rushing to finish it off.

If you ever go to a book signing (or opening night of a book turned movie), you find yourself surrounded by tweens and teens.   Ah, yes!  I've never been to a midnight Twilight showing but I've been to lots of Harry Potter ones.

 


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