Wherein a Bookworm Ponders the Benefits and Ill Effects of the Holiday Season
The holidays are here. The most stressful time of the year for many people is here. I mean, it is a beautiful season where we celebrate the festival of lights, the birth of an ancient baby, the longest night of the year, and the Gregorian new year. That being said, it’s still rife with tension and a deluge of plans.
As a perpetually pessimistic person, I have been instructed to find some positive points about the holiday season. This time of year is exhausting for everyone, but particularly for bookworms. Here are my top pros and cons about the end of the year.
PRO # 1: It is socially acceptable for bookworms to cocoon in blankets, drink hot chocolate, and ignore people in favor of reading.
CON # 1: It is not ALWAYS socially acceptable for bookworms to cocoon in blankets, drink hot chocolate, and ignore people in favor of reading. Apparently you also have to do this thing where you talk to people and interact and golly-gee, I am not happy about it.
PRO # 2: BOOKISH PRESENTS! Books, bookmarks, books, tea, books, and bookends, and books …
CON # 2: Despite all the holiday magic, days still only last 24 hours. And still, no one has yet given me a time turner to remedy that problem.
PRO # 3: Bookworms get to humble brag about how many books they’ve read this year.
CON # 3: I am absolutely terrified that I haven’t read enough to keep my bookworm gold star membership.
PRO # 4: Visiting your mum because no matter how long its been since you lived at home, she’ll still make you a cup of tea and snacks and bring it to you while you’re reading in the corner.
CON # 4: Awkward family chatter that doesn’t revolve around books or bookish things. But bonus! It probably does involve wine. (Also unfortunately probably whine.)
PRO # 5: Getting excited for all of the 2018 book releases. SO MANY MORE BOOKS TO READ. YAYAYAYAYAY!!
CON # 5: Realizing that you haven’t finished the 2016 releases, or 2015, or 2014, or 2013 or OH MY GOD ARE YOU EVEN A BOOKWORM?
PRO # 6: You get to be the cool auntie (or uncle) who reads all the best books to the kids.
CON # 6: You’re not reading anything off your TBR list.
So, what did I get right fellow bookworms? What did I miss? Let me know in the comments about the good and bad of YOUR holiday season.