23 Thoughts Avid Readers Have When Someone Talks To Them While They’re Reading

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1. “No. No no no no. Don’t talk to me right now.”

2. “Maybe they’ll be quick. Please just have a quick question.”

3. “Nope. They want to chat. Whyyy.”

4. “Why do they hate me??”

5. “Maybe if I don’t shut my book, they’ll get the hint.”

6. “Oh good, they’re going to ask me about the book instead.”

7. “How am I liking the book? That’s what you’re going to ask me?”

8. “I WOULDN’T KNOW HOW IT IS, BECAUSE I’M TALKING TO YOU INSTEAD OF READING IT.”

9. “That was mean.”

10. “I don’t mind talking to this person at all, but not. right. now.”

11. “How do I politely tell this person I’m busy, when they can see I’m just reading?”

12. “Pshhhh. JUST reading. Reading is a completely valid reason.”

13. “Just glance down at your book. That’ll get their attention.”

14. “Okay… glance again, maybe?”

15. “This person is incredible.”

16. “Waaaa. My boooooooook.”

17. “I was in the middle of such a good part.”

18. “I miss you, book. Mama’s gonna be back soon.”

19. “…I hope.”

20. “Close the book slowly, and see if they notice.”

21. “Wait, that might have worked.”

22. “YES THANK GOODNESS. FOR THE LOVE OF LIBRARIES, THEY’RE LEAVING.”

23. “Hello, book. I missed you. I’ll never leave you alone like that ever again.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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