Hi there, fellow booklings and welcome to Booklings United. The point of this site is to talk about books and everything related to them. I wanted to create a space where I can fully showcase my inner bookling and just enjoy all the amazing things books can bring you.
Books play a big role in my life (and my bedroom, seriously, the size of my bedroom (or lack thereof) is starting to be a problem!) and I honestly think they have made me the person I am today. Being able to jump from one world to another and experience things you will never experience in real life is the greatest gift anyone can give you.
One of my absolutely favorite things to do is to go to a second hand bookshop and rummage around the piles of books they have there. A huge portion of my library comes from shops like that. I love to imagine the lives those old, sometimes battered, books have lived. Were they loved? Or did the owner just chuck them on the shelf and not look at it again? Is it weird to think about books like that? Oh well, I like to be weird.
But what is a "bookling"? According to The Urban Dictionary:
A Bookling is a slang expression for a very studious person. It is
commonly associated with other similar expressions such as geek, nerd or
dork but without such a negative connotation. It is this that most
students turn into during their exam period just before summer when
social interaction and party life seems to reach an all time low.
The common bookling's habitat in modern days most commonly a library
though sometimes it is still found in the wild, studying in a park or
in its lair which experts refer to as its "study". It is still unknown
how this animal manages to procreate despite the lack of social
interaction with other humans. Though they are sometimes found in packs
(so called "study groups"), they barely ever interact, and their
procreation a mystery remains to this day.
I didn't even know this was a thing when I thought of the name. I guess my inner bookling is just so strong. :P
Anyway, I hope you like this little site and have fun!