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Reaction Gifs Every Bookworm Needs When a Book Is Eating Your Life

Right now I’m reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, and it is ruining me. I can’t stop thinking about it, I’m so engrossed. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a book that knows its characters so well, that draws them so exquisitely, the flows so fluidly… Okay, like I definitely have, but very, very rarely. So here’s a list of gifs that I illustrate how much this book is eating my life. 

 

When you’re trying to live your day-to-day life but you can’t stop thinking about the book you’re reading and having flashbacks to particularly effecting scenes, especially the one you read on the train this morning that made you stop and stare into space (much like this gif) in total shock and awe for several minutes only to realize that you were in fact staring directly into the eyes of a stranger. 

 

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When you’ve been pretending to listen to your coworkers as they tell you things and then they ask your opinion but you don’t have any opinions on anything anymore other than the book over which you’re currently obsessing. 

 

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When you’re meant to be doing work but instead you’re thinking about the exquisite and beautifully realized relationships between the characters in the book you’re reading. 

 

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When you have finally taught yourself to be able to read on the subway and you’re trying to finish this chapter before your stop. 

 

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When you are driven so completely demented by how obsessed you are with a book that you begin composing a dramatic letter to the author to let them know what they’ve done to you, only to realize that you are alone and you do not yet have an assistant whose job it is to dictate your correspondence and you’re just shouting at the mirror and also you should go to bed. 

 

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Glad I got all of this out in the open as I’m sure you can all relate. It’s like this for everyone, right? Right??

 

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You Know You’re a Single Book Nerd When…

Supposedly winter is when people are most anxious to find a significant other. And yet here we are. Maybe we turn to a nice paperback for comfort. You can relate. You know you’re a single book nerd when…

 

1. You go to bookstores to meet attractive people rather than to buy books.

 

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2. You show off the book you’re reading every chance you get in hopes somebody notices.

 

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3. You compare your singleness to the rich romantic life of the character in this freaking book.

 

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4. You assume every attractive person you see reading a book is single and definitely into you.

 

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5. You’ve become increasingly aversed to showing your affection and would rather just return to your book.

 

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6. Smiling at another person makes you feel vulnerable, so you just smile into your book instead.

 

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7. You’re so afraid of rejection that you read a book, which can never reject you.

 

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8. You’re suddenly really into Jane Austen.

 

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9. You start memorizing love poems.

 

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10. You don’t feel guilty about being sad because only your book sees you when you’re sad.

 

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11. You feel romantic feelings for the person who wrote the book you’re reading.

 

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12. You get butterflies when you see a nice book cover just like when you see a nice person.

 

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12 Literary Pick-Up Lines You Should Never Use at a Bookstore

You’re single. You’re sad. You like books. You want to meet a nice quiet girl/guy to bring home to your ma and pa. But where to go? You could go to a bar, but you hate talking over loud music. You could go to school/work/the unemployment office, but you have to be there every day—don’t worry, you’ll find some work soon, person going to the unemployment office every day.

 

Hmm, you’re single, sad, lonely, and love reading. A bookstore! You could go to a bookstore to meet your future love. But it’s impossible to know where to start with a stranger. So I’m not going to pretend to offer you the impossible. Instead, I’ll give you twelve pick-up lines you should never use unless you lack all shame.

 

1. Are you actually Pennywise the Clown? Because you’re clearly an IT girl (or boy).

 

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2. Did you write Huck Finn? Cause you’re driving me in-Twain.

 

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3. Hi, my name’s Scott. Is your name Fitzgerald? Because you should F Scott, Fitzgerald.

 

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4. You must be a page turner because I could stay up all night reading you.

 

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5. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Because you’re hot.

 

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6. Are you a handmaid? Because I was just checking out your tale.

 

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7. If you were a book, you’d be a New York Times bestseller.

 

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8. I wish I was a bookmark so I could slip between your pages.

 

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9. Are you into Russian literature? Because we should Nabokov-fee sometime.

 

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10. Are you a private detective living at 221B Baker Street? Because I’d Sherlock to get drinks with you.

 

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11. If I were a genre of literature, I’d probably be a thriller. Because I could thrill…her.

 

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12. Are you Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings films? Because you’re making my fantasies real.

 

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7 Beloved Book Jackets Get the GIF Treatment

When Chilean artist Javier Jensen decided to take a break from his day job as an art director for a publicity firm, he wanted to channel the time into his passion for books. Through some clever artwork and GIF wizardry, Jensen took seven iconic book covers and turned them into the living, breathing worlds we always dreamed of.

From the subtlety of blinking Seuss character’s eyes to the grandeur of Tolkien’s soaring Great Eagles, we think these images are incredibly immersive. Check out all of the covers below. If you love them as much as we do, check out the rest of Jensen’s work here.  

 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

 

German Sunday School Hymn Book 

 Moby Dick by Herman Melville

 

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

 

The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 

 

All images courtesy of The Guardian