Which Of These Bookish Things Give Me A Boost Of Serotonin?

Hiya people!

So I was scrolling through Buzzfeed quizzes (aka the blackhole that never fails to suck me in) related to bookworms (you know it) and found this one that, like most other quizzes, proudly decrees “If 34/50 Of These Bookish Things Give You A Boost Of Serotonin, Then You’re 100% A Bookworm”.

I have learned from personal experience never to leave the fate of my entire personality to the Buzzfeed gods. So we are not doing this quiz all hardcore “Am I a bookworm? omg I don’t know”, instead we are going to be all casual about it, okay? Okay. (trying to convince myself here) We are also not going to be dealing with all the 50 things because that’ll take wayyy too long, so I’ve selected 25 out of the 50. If you enjoy this post, do let me know so I could take up the remaining in another post!

Click here to give the quiz yourself if you’re interested!

With all that said, now we’re going to discover which of the following bookish stuff gives me a boost of serotonin, in other words, stuff that makes me happy. (serotonin – noun: key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness) Let’s get started!

This is a no because first – I started reading audiobooks very recently so I don’t think I have a favourite narrator as such, and second – I don’t really pay much attention to the narrators. As long as its comprehendible, the narration matters much less as compared to the story for me.

Yes! I don’t do much of this these days (e books have become my lifeline) but I do have a lot of complete trilogies, quartets, and even 10 or 12 book series from when I was younger!!

Yes yes yes! Until I became part of this blogosphere, I had never experienced the pure joy of somebody reading a book that I’d recommended. But its a great feeling, especially if said person loves the book as much as I did!!

No to both, because umm I don’t really notice these things.

Yes, because that means that favourite author is likely to remain a favourite author!

This largely depends on the characters, but generally that does make me happy, so I’m gonna go with yes!

Uhh no. Beautiful, but generally not for me.

Wait that’s a thing?! A thing that people actually notice and care about?? I really must pay more attention to such stuff in my books. So, yeah, no.

Its the other way around for me, so no. When I read a book, the details of a character’s person are really fuzzy in my head, but after that when I watch the adaptation, my brain associates the character with that cast member forever. (looking at S&B and their perfect cast)

I don’t really reread much, so idk.

No. I guess I like my side characters the way they are??

Yes of course, the feeling is HEAVENLY! Those who have never had their nose in a book (literally), you’re missing out!!

These are kind of related so I’m putting them together. And a million times yes to both! My library card expired like a few months ago but before that I was pretty big on the whole checking-out-books-on-a-daily-basis thing, and that was awesome! Ahh what can I say about browsing? Just seeing all those shelves filled with books is honestly a big source of happiness for me (I also…umm… like to run my finger along the spines hehe)

Yes, because why not?

Now, this is something that probably would make me happy, that is if, you know I actually did lend my friends books. Practically none of them read anyway, that makes things easier for me lol. No.

Of course, yes! I am currently reading my first ever retelling (I think its my first) and I think I really like it!!

A yes to both, but more specifically to the second one. When a character has to deal with loss of loved ones and/or trauma and such, it gives me so much serotonin to know that they’re happy once the story gets over.

Yes to the first and no to the second. I’m kinda obsessed with Kanej fanarts on a daily basis. Also, umm I’m terrible at anything aesthetic so drawing fanart… nope. I wouldn’t want to do that to my favourite characters haha.

Omg yes definitely! It honestly gives me so much serotonin to reorganize my book shelf, or even to just stand there and stare at all the books in there! (also mildly related but I am convincing my parents to buy me a new bookshelf because my current one is close to bursting even though I hardly buy physical copies these days)


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Which of these bookish stuff makes you happy? Do you… umm… smell your books? Let me know in the comments!

~ Rachel


15 thoughts on “Which Of These Bookish Things Give Me A Boost Of Serotonin?

    1. haha look at my example and never leave your fate upto buzzfeed quizzes!
      YES i like to think a library is how heaven must look like (cheesy lol), its my happy place too!!
      Thank you so much emily!


    1. ooh that’s a good score!
      yess i love running my hands along the spines!! ah yeah actually this post was written long ago so i have been listening to audiobooks for quite a while now๐Ÿ˜… but I’m am glad you’ve given them a go too!
      thank you riddhi ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. haha don’t worry that doesn’t mean you’re any less of a bookworm!!
      right?! now people will say a sentence starting on one page and ending on another is a thing ๐Ÿ™„
      just kidding, thank you for reading the post isha!


      1. No, i was just kidding too. Most of the things in the list wasn’t for me anyway. IKR! it’ll be insane to point out something as obvious as a sentence starting in one page that ends on the other ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  1. I misunderstood what the “Bookish Things” were gonna be at first; I was thinking something holiday-related, like book merch. Oops. ๐Ÿคฃ I got 19/50, but I don’t get how some of them are bookworm related. “Seeing yourself as the main character”? I’ve literally never done this!

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  2. Ah, Buzzfeed collapses whenever I try to check any of the boxes! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I guess that means I’m a horrible bookish person, lol ๐Ÿคฃ
    But I do agree with you on a lot of these! I have rarely read side character spin-offs that came even close to the original series, so I’d usually rather not have them, I guess ๐Ÿ˜…
    But I do reread a ton! And those moments when stuff suddenly make way more sense when you see how blind you were to all the clues are awesome! And, just having reorganized my shelves, I’m not sure whether I want to do it again any time soon ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ It took forever!!!

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    1. oh no that’s unfortunate… I think a better inference would be that buzzfeed is a horrible site though haha.
      yes i mean, they are side characters for a reason, right? it just seems off to me when they suddenly become the mcs in a spinoff.
      ahaha yeah reorganizing can take up so much time and effort, but the result is often worth it!!
      thank you for reading naemi๐Ÿ’™

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  3. I got 26, haha.
    Agreed, the smell of books is the best thing in the world and *sigh* sometimes you wish you could just keep sniffing them forever. And yes, running your fingers along the spines of books and just staring at them for so long!!! (I swear I’ve spent hours just sniffing and staring both in turn at my SOC copies since they arrived lol). And just out of curiosity, but I really want to know your favorite authors?? Please??
    I loved reading this so much Rachel (sorry I’m so late in commenting tho) and I DEFINITELY VOTE YES FOR A PART 2!

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    1. I know! I’d like to have my nose in a book (both literally and metaphorically) forever, thank you.
      Anoushka i’m jealous I’ve wanted physical copies of SoC since forever!!
      Favourite authors is difficult since I rarely ever read more than one book by an author, but since you’re asking – Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, TJ Klune…?
      Thank you so much for the comment!!

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