Hello again! Yes, we’ve been here before: it’s been a while, I am very sorry, school is rigorous, etc. But today there is a new post that is coming out and I have not seen this idea around the book blogging community, so I thought I would snatch it up! Not that no one else can make this a topic, but you know what I mean. Let’s get started!
Nothing means more to a bookworm then dropping by a bookstore or library and scanning, browsing, or just snatching the first tings they see and sprinting to the cash register.
That’s not me, I don’t know what you’re talking about. When we head to said place of literature, then we are surely going to encounter some of these interesting and…lively people on this list!
This is the reader that sticks their nose in anyone and everyone’s business in the store, providing their own monologue under their breath. They find themselves talking about anything under their breath, be it what genre they find superior or their distaste at someone’s reading choices. Confront them and they act offended but then they will go right back to mumbling and sticking their noses in people’s personal bubble.
The best thing to do is ignore them. Read what you want and don’t let their nosy mumble bumble get you down! No one should have the power to make you feel judged for something you enjoy, especially not when they don’t even have the nerve to say it to your face.
This is the guy, gal, or nonbinary pal that descends upon the unknowing, innocent person who has no idea what’s going on. Before you know it, they’re shoving their favorite book in your face and down your throat, because if they love it then everyone must love it or else. Sometimes this recommendation is nice, but when you’re just trying to browse and this person won’t get the hint, then it’s really annoying.
Just be firm! Make it clear; NO RECOMMENDATIONS WANTED! Make a sign if you need to, carry it around, and if you do please send me a picture. I would love to see you in the bookstore battleground!
This is the person who doesn’t understand that the bookstore and the library are not places to hit on and try to pick people up. This person can be male or female. No double standards here, folks. Now talking to someone about books is nothing wrong, but if you are harassing or stalking someone around a store when they have expressed discomfort or annoyance with your actions, then you have to step off.
You handle these people by speaking up. I know, it’s scary to speak up because of a multitude of reasons, but I implore you to so there is a chance of this person’s behavior having consequences for them. Even if they don’t harm you, they may harm someone else if they do not face any repercussions.
These are the people, a lot of the times old people but also a lot of youngins, that are flipping amazing. They don’t leave things everywhere, they don’t want to cause a fuss, they ask for help instead of wandering around and wasting time, and they are overall respectful and they come, do their business, and leave.
These are the awesome people. Just let them do their thing, and maybe take some notes if you realize that you fit some of the negative things in this list. No tea, no shade.
The Reader on a Mission
This is the reader that comes in with a plan. They know what they want, where it is, they most likely have it on hold and they do not let anyone in their way. No, they don’t want to see the new releases; no they don’t want to ogle at the bookmarks. They know what they came for, and they are sure as heck gonna get it!
And that’s all! Thank you for sticking around and taking the time to read my blog post and look into my posts! I really am sorry that I haven’t been posting a lot, but I am trying. I just need to get my life together. I’ll see you all next time!
-Well Read Rebel