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November 23, 2013 / ljbradburn-Smith

10 Reasons why reading is a bit like drinking alcohol…

1. Reading: You get to find out about lots of different people who you may not be brave enough to speak to normally. Drinking: You talk to lots of people, in the toilet, that you may not be brave enough to speak to normally.

2.  Reading: If you read whilst you are walking along you are quite likely to fall over. Drinking: You are quite likely to fall over (even if you are standing still).

3. Reading: Your book and your book-friends come to the toilet with you (don’t lie, everyone reads on the toilet!). Drinking: Your friends come to the toilet with you.

4. Reading: Your bum goes numb. Drinking: Your brain goes numb.

5.  Reading: You get lost in an imaginary world. Drinking: You get lost. Everywhere.

6. Reading: You can forget what is going on around you. Drinking: You struggle to remember what went on around you.

7. Reading: You start to identify with the characters and become invested in their lives. Drinking: You start to identify with supermodels/strippers and start strutting around.

8. Reading: You cry when something sad happens. Drinking: You cry when something happens.

9. Reading: Time flies by when you are off in the world of fiction. Drinking: Time flies by when you are asleep on the curb.

10. Reading: It’s one of the most relaxing things. Drinking: Your body relaxes so much you fall off your chair.



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  1. SunsetPink / Nov 23 2013 3:58 pm

    haha, this is a good one, I laughed quite a bit there XD So true XD

    • ljbradburn / Nov 24 2013 10:40 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Glad you liked it x

  2. storytimewithbuffy / Nov 23 2013 7:31 pm

    I feel compelled to say that I don’t read on the toilet for reasons of a hygienic nature. Ew.

    • ljbradburn / Nov 24 2013 10:40 pm

      Hehe! I said no lying 😉 All I can say is that I promise I wash my hands 😉

  3. indiereadergirl0329 / Nov 24 2013 2:04 am

    Haha, I loved this. I don’t really drink, so it isn’t all true for me; I think I loved it more because of that. I do read on the toilet. Shh, our little secret. I don’t keep stacks of magazines, though, like some people I know.

    • ljbradburn / Nov 24 2013 10:42 pm

      Thanks very much 🙂 Hehe, don’t worry I won’t tell if you don’t 😉 I think it just shows how dedicated we are to reading whenever we can x

  4. teagan geneviene / Dec 16 2013 2:17 pm

    Ha!!! That was fabulous.
    (And thanks for the like at Teagan’s Books.

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