The dangers of being bookish

Being bookish is a dangerous business. Aside from the strained and tired eyes that come from a long night behind the pages, there are a whole host of potential hazards that come with extreme bookishness:

  • Strained hand muscles from holding a big book open, made even worse when you are holding two books open at the same time to cover the fact that you are reading Fifty Shades
  • Sore eyes from the intense side-eyeing you have to do to see what the person next to you on the bus is reading
  • And when a side-eye is not enough, you risk neck injuries from all the craning and straining to see the title
  • Sore throat from constantly badgering people to read the amazing book you have just finished
  • More neck strain from hours of looking at books on tables at book fairs
  • Bicep injuries from carrying all the books you canโ€™t afford around the book fair
  • Sore legs and arms from walking home with your book fair haul because you spent your bus fare
  • Bruised bum from being unceremoniously thrown out of the house for accidentally calling your loved one Mr Darcy.

What injuries have you sustained in the pursuit of extreme bookishness?

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  1. A great list ๐Ÿ™‚ One that I’ve encountered is scaring the wits out of me: Often, while reading in bed, I’ll fall asleep with the book in my hands. Sometimes, the book is held over the side of the bed. And when I fall asleep, I let go of the book, and it crashes on the floor, scaring the crap out of me. An injury to my ears and well-being ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. This would make a great Top Ten Tuesday. I got a big injury last week when I dropped a 700 page hardcover on my foot. There’s still a circular blue bruise the size of a water glass!

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