Do you ever get booklover déjà vu?
“Booklover déjà vu” is a scientific phenomenon (that I made up) that manifests itself in two different forms:
- You realize you’re similar to a book character in some way, shape, or form.
- Events in your life may actually mirror the events in a book (less common, but still occurring).
For example, I have a friend who is the Elizabeth Bennett to my Jane Bennett. Whereas she would have no trouble giving Mr. Darcy what for, I’m more likely to assume people have good intentions (to the point of being naive at times when it comes to the Ms. Bingleys of the world). Of course, I’m different from Jane in a lot of ways (for one thing, I’m a Ravenclaw, not a Hufflepuff like she is) and my friend has many awesome traits that Lizzy just doesn’t have. But I still feel the déjà vu!
Sometimes I get the other version, too, though, where actual events in my life are ridiculously similar to a book’s events. Honestly, it can be kind of creepy…
Have you ever experienced booklover déjà vu in either of its forms? Or is there another form out there that I haven’t faced yet??
And now: a big thank you to all of my readers! I’m always thankful for the likes and comments you leave on my posts, but now seemed like a particularly good time to say thanks since over 1,000 of you were following me as of sometime last week. I hope you continue to enjoy and find inspiration through the blog and please feel free to chat with me about anything bookish, music, or blog-related through post comments or email! I love nerding out with you guys.
Side note: While looking up how to spell déjà vu, I came across this awesome article: Scientists May Have Solved the Mystery of Déjà Vu. Fascinating read if you’re interested in that sort of thing!
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