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 can’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?
Categories: Book life