Today we’re doing a listicle, because listicles are so fun. And gifs are even better. Combining the two? The Very Best, even though it makes a silly word (gificle? gifsticle? giflist? Whatever it’s fantastic and I’m going with it). Let’s all celebrate the high points of bookworm life.

1. I have a whole house filled with books. FILLED, I SAY.

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Floor space? Who needs floor space? Not me.

2. Reading is a ready-made pastime.

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A book is suitable for any occasion. I never have to wonder what to do with my free time because all of my free time is automatically filled.

3. Reading is relaxing. SO relaxing.

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Ahhh, that terribly unexpected ending. The angst. The bad decisions. The UNNECESSARY DEATHS. So chill.

4. I learn many fun new words.

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Which I then pronounce incorrectly because I’ve only read them, never heard them. I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve done this with words like; cairn, Marquess, segue, Colonel, and cavalry.

5. I get to burst out laughing at completely inappropriate times.

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Generally in public places. And it’s cool. I just point to my book and all is forgiven.

6. Healthy exercise is provided.

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By shelving, re-shelving, moving shelves, assembling shelves, getting books down from high shelves, and twisting reality to find excuses to buy more books.

7. I get to go to the movie adaptations and stress out over the MANY WAYS they completely missed the point.

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My god, movie peoples, did you even read the source material?

8. I get to give people this look when they try to talk to me.

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9. Perfect excuse to not see people for events they want to people at.

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No thank you, human-types. I will be reading and unavailable. At what time? ALL TIMES. ALWAYS.

10. I get to live thousands of lives.

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I get to try out living in cool, exotic locations with exciting magic and mayhem, and experience cultures, people, and ideas I never imagined existed . . . prior to reading the book.