No matter how you say the word, we all see memes every day on social media. Of course, if you don’t use social media, you might be questioning what I’m talking about. Per Merriam-Webster, a meme is “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online, especially through social media.”
Now we are all readers, or I hope everyone reading this is a reader, and I think we should go down the reader meme rabbit hole today. I’m going to share my 10 favorite reader memes and I want you to send me your favorites.
Please note that I save these from various sources and have no idea who initially created some of these. All I know is I did not create them.
# 10 Tsundoku
Tsundoku is a Japanese word that is perfect for the book hoarder/reader. I’m 99% sure I say the word wrong, but that doesn’t stop me from loving this meme.
# 9 Interrupted
Have you ever been interrupted while reading a book? If yes, you will appreciate this next meme and most likely had the same expression.
# 8 Tidy
I have a hard time organizing my books. And most of the time it ends in my surrounded by a pile of book in the floor, trying to figure out the order in which I’m going to read my books. Who needs shelves? Right?
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# 7 Do I Own This Book?
It’s not a problem owning books. It’s even not much of a problem buying more books. But sometimes we don’t quite remember which books we own, either in print or in ebook format.
# 6 More Books?
This brings us to my next favorite meme. Do I need more books? Absolutely. And here’s the pie chart to prove it. I also need more pie.
# 5 Money
I don’t know many people who don’t try to live a more frugal lifestyle. We cut corners, buy store brand, and delay upgrading our raggedy wardrobe. And then we walk into the bookstore. I’ll take all the books, please.
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# 4 How can you pick just one?
I don’t have a favorite book. There are so many to choose from, so many I’ve read, and so many more I want to read. I’m not picking a favorite. So stop asking.
# 3 Things Book Lovers Do
If you love books and love reading, I guarantee you do most of the following. Feeling sad and lost after finishing a great book gets me the most. I can run off that feeling for days and I delay in picking up the next great book.
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# 2 Upset Bookworms
There are things that upset bookworms, that other people never notice. We still comfort each other regularly when the subject comes back around. Especially when we think about the Library of Alexandria. Just don’t bring it up.
# 1 Fat Books
This next quote is by Cornelia Funke. I snagged this meme, but it didn’t have the name of the person it belonged to, so I did a quick search. Cornelia Funke. And it is a beautiful quote and feeling about reading and re-reading your favorite books. It is such a lovely thought and should be shared often. Especially right before and right after you read one of your many favorite books.
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Please send me your favorite reader memes, I would love to see them and add them to my collection.
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