Guest Post – Relationships with Books

Hello! And welcome to my first ever guest post! I put a feeler out on Twitter and I was enthused to receive a few replies. 😀 So cool!

Today’s guest post is brought to us by Amy! Take it away!

Guest Post - Books and Relationships

Hello everyone! A little while ago, I was on Twitter and I saw Kendra’s request for guest posts, so of course I had to check it out! I’ve known Kendra for a fairly long time, and of course, she’s super awesome. So I was thrilled when she liked the first idea for a post that I came up with!

Aaaaaaaand as usual, I’m way ahead of myself. Let’s rewind. HELLO. My name is Amy, and I blog over at Every Book You Need to Read and More! I’m a little annoying, a lot crazy, and EXTREMELY bookish! So, if for some crazy reason you’re totally in love with me (and/or my writing, that works too) by the end of this post, feel free to go follow me there!

Why Books Are Exactly Like Relationships

Bear with me, now; this is only the second guest post I’ve ever done, so I’m still a little nervous. XD You guys are an intimidating bunch! Anyhoo, I’m just going to start. There’s never going to be a better time than now, am I right?

Before reading a book, you may develop a “crush” on the cover. And then want to read it. And yet be scared to get it, because there’s always a price to pay. And what if you don’t like it???

So, of course, you have to turn to your trusty sources- Goodreads/exes/friends. Will this be a good relationship? Healthy? Fun? Demanding? Are you going to stay up all night just trying to stop talking/reading? Are they looking for a long-term thing, or is this just a casual stand-a-lone?

Eh, why not go for it? You gather up your courage and give it a try. Right away, you’re judging this first impression. Is it worth a try? Should you really see this through, or should you quit while you’re ahead?

Halfway through this bookish relationship, you’re starting to realize that there are a lot of flaws, small and big. But the PERSONALITY. Is the BEST. If you can look past the mistakes, you may just end up in love with this one. This relationship? It could be the ONE.

And yet, it’s ended abruptly, and you just have to wonder WHY. You had a good thing going. You really did. But all of your friends seemed to have a better relationship! Maybe you should try again? Maybe you didn’t judge it quite right?

Oh, the wonders and confusions of relationships. Slash books. BUT THE SIMILARITIES ONLY GROW. Let’s… Make a list!

  • THEY ARE EXPENSIVE. VERY. EXPENSIVE. Especially when you become attached.
  • It takes up SO MUCH TIME.
  • Appearance-judging is frowned upon.
  • If it goes well, you’ll be talking about it for ages.
  • If not, you’ll be warning people against it for ages.
  • There are SO MANY different types, and often a person has their specific “type”.
  • People talk about it often.
  • Many people enjoy their time with it.
  • Some people pick one and never leave it.
  • Some people continually come back over and over again, hoping it will be better or just as good as before.
  • And finally, you either fall in love or you don’t. It’s just that simple!

That’s it for now! I hope you guys enjoyed this (although it was a little odd) and that you say hi! I’d love to meet you all! Toodles!


Oh my gosh, Amy. Thank you so much for your post! I love how we create relationships with the books we read. They are so similar! I’ll admit, I do form many (many, many) crushes on the covers… 😉

Oh, and… If you don’t follow Amy on WP (her link is above) or her Twitter… DO SO! 😛

Until next time,



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  1. Oh YAY, thank you for all the “pimping”, as you call it. XD Hey, if you want to do a guest post, I’d be happy to post one on my blog in return. awkwardly crazy grin

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Sure thing! Feel free to email me anytime for the guest post, and if you have any topics in mind. 🙂

      1. Ahhhhhh… smacks head not sure if we mean the same thing! I meant if you ever want to do a guest post on my blog? 🙂

  2. Avatar Donna says:

    Great post! I treasure my relationship with books 😀 They can never be as annoying as guys, haha

    1. Hahaha that’s true! Although sometimes they can be just as devastating. XD

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