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April 04, 2013

That Awkward Thursday: When Your Online Friends "Get You" Better Than Your Real Friends


Hey guys *waves* We are back again with That Awkward Thursday that is hosted by the amazing Ashley @ Wholly Books! If you wish to participate, head over to That Awkward Thursday to check what next week's topic is! Every week there is a new topic, and anyone can participate and join in the fun! This week's topic is:


(1) Bookish Excitement: As much as I adore my real friends, sometimes they just DON'T GET my love for books! LOL! I always constantly talk about books, and the looks on their faces, is just total boredom. I remember today talking to my two friends about BEA, and how EXCITED I am for it, and they're both like.. yeaa.. awesome.... you're hoping to travel all the way to New York for a book convention.. ooookay.. and I'm just like *sigh*

That was me today when talking about BEA, squealing and overexcited.. but I know my online friends are as excited as I am!!

(2) Talking about fictional characters: After finishing a book, I usually love talking about it. Whenever I go to school, I always carry a book with me. Once, a girl asked me what I was reading, and that's when I could NOT shut up about how AWESOME a certain character was. I was swooning over the male protagonist, and I just couldn't stop. Luckily, she was laughing and amused at how excited a book made me feel! lol! 


(3) Book Buying Addiction: Since I always carry a book to school, my friends see me with a new one every once in a while. Many of them asked me how many books I had, and would ask me to show them my bookshelf. Obviously, I have a picture of my shelf on my phone. When I show them my shelf (which contains about 380 books) they go like "WHAT?! WHY DO YOU STILL BUY BOOKS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A LOT?" 

My Answer:

(4) Reason Why I Workout: I'm such a crazy gym rat, and I LOVE working out! Seeing my obsession with working out, my friends asked my why I always do it?

My Answer:
hahah okay no I'm just kidding, I do always work out but because it's good for the body, and NOT for The Hunger Games. Just found it funny!

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A lot of you bookworms probably share similar experiences, so THANK YOU for understand each other! Don't hesitate to tell us some of your own opinions and experiences regarding this topic

20 comments:

  1. You know what I do to counteract this problem? Bring my real-life circle of friends into the bookish mix. I've pestered them all enough to read my favorite books that they're turning into bibliophiles, too! :D I'm even trying to talk my younger sis into co-blogging with me. I've already got her hooked on audiobooks...it's a natural progression, right? :P

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  2. LOL! My online friends get me more than my real friends. So true :)

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  3. I feel exactly the same way, Farah! If you're a book addict no one gets you as well except for fellow book addicts! That's why I love all my bloggy friends like you! Great post my dear. :)

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  4. Oh my gosh, I can so relate to this! None of rl friends read so it's great to be a part of this online community of bookworms! ^^

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  5. This post is spot on Farah! I hate it that I don't have any avid readers in my family, you're lucky you have Juhina, who you can discuss books with, my sister hardly ever reads at all, so it's hard when I'm about to burst after finishing an epic read! But I've recently given a bunch of my books to my best friend who is flying through them, so at least I have her for the time being to discuss books with, the only think is she's still going thorough a paranormal phase, so that's the only types of books she reads :(

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  6. Why are the sad truths always true? Agh... that turned out kind of weird...

    Anyway, it's depressing that I feel the same way with things. Thankfully, I have my bloggy friends who understand everything and definitely feel the same way. I hope you find more friends that understand you like we all do.

    Angie @ YA Novelties

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  7. This is so spot on. I have some bookish real-life friends, but most of them aren't quiet as passionate as I am. And I'm laughing at the reason for working out. That'd be me.

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  8. I completely have the same problem. My friends care so little about books, that they don't know what YA means or that there's different marketplaces based on age group (MG, YA, NA, Adult, etc). I've kind of given up on talking to them about it. But when the Hunger Games came out I was so excited because a few of my friends were actually reading the series, too! It was so nice talking to them about it. So I'm hoping for another Hunger Games moment sometime in the near future but ...

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  9. LOl I love this post! Everything was so true!!! :)

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  10. Hahah! Everything in this post is so true. Especially the part about the fictional characters - I always try and talk to them with my friends, but it just never works. Thankfully, they just laugh it off. Blogging community is definitely the best. (:

    My Awkward Thursday

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  11. Haha lol! It's just like me! Except I don't own a zillion books (ebook nerd here) and I don't work out for the Hunger Games.. :P Lovely post :D

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

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  12. I love that you have a picture of your book shelf on your phone (I do too not gonna lie). And I can't wait for Catching Fire..just sayin! Non book lovers just don't get it.

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  13. I have a pic of my bookshelf on my iPad, I'm am so glad that I am not alone. lol.. I love this post, and I know exactly how you feel. I did have a conversation in the Walmart with a lady and she bought all 5 books of the Mortal Instruments series. *dances* Both of my girls read, so I talk to them about the characters. Great post. :D

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  14. Quite a few of my bookish on line friends have become my real life friends as well. And on really bad days sometimes I find that twitter is more supportive than my RL friends. Kinda sad but true lol

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  15. I would SO be the first one to die in the Hunegr Games. :p But it's true, I have more in common with online friends than with 'real' ones.
    My real ones are always VERY amused by my fangirling screeching over books (and fictional hotties) and the increasing number of books I have and how much I keep spending on them.
    Huh. Now that I think of it, my real-life friends are awfully judgemental about my books. O.o Even if I'm the reason they are reading more than 2 books a year, and that I am the one they come to when they want something good to read. LMAO!!!!!

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  16. Oh my gosh! I am experiencing the same thing with going to book conventions. I just found out I am going to RT next month and I am so freaking excited. I went last year and whenever I told people I was going they gave me this weird look. My family just kept asking me, "You are going all the way to Chicago for a book convention?" This year when I told them I was going to Kansas City to go back to that convention they just kind of smiled and told me to have fun. I guess they are opening up to it at least!

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  17. HAAHAHAHA What an awesome meme!
    The last picture :D:D:D:D *dead*
    And most of the times twitter friends are so much awesome than my real life friends :D

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  18. I <3 these "awkward" posts!
    I try to restrain myself and not talk about books all the time, but sometimes when the book I'm reading is really really good, the need to "share my feelings" is just too strong. Luckily most of my friends like books :)
    And Hunger Games as a motivation to work out? LOL

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  19. Hahaha I loved the last bit! And I love this meme, such a fun thing. As for the things you mentioned, I whole-heartedly agree. It's so fun to talk to online friends about books (and characters, and how fictional guys are basically the best thing ever) but sometimes it makes me sad that my IRL friends don't get as crazy excited as I do. And I get the book buying thing A LOT. It's always, "why do you buy books when you have so many already?". Ain't no thing like too many books ;)

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