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.
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.
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.
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.
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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