After a long, stressful week of work, there's nothing I want to do at the end like binge-read a book or a new series. Who wants to socialize after you've been doing it all week? Not me! I'm firmly in the books > people camp, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Plus, you can almost always find an excuse to stay in with a book — there's one for every season. In the winter, it's way too cold to even consider leaving the house. You'll freeze to death! It's just safer to stay in and read. In the summer, it's way too hot, and you'll be sweaty and gross in no time. Again, easier to stay in with a book. The reasons practically list themselves!
But, if you're more socially-inclined than I am, it might be more of a decision than it is for me. You might have to weigh the pros and cons of getting ready and going out against staying in with a read. But, maybe I can still help with that. I am, after all, the queen of getting out of plans. Here are 5 signs you'd rather stay in and read than go out tonight — you can thank us later!
1. You've Already Accepted That You Like Books More Than People
If you go out, there are people. If you stay in, you can just spend the night with a good book, which, let's face it, is what you really want anyway.
2. You Just Started a New Book
You knew you'd be hooked right away and you started it anyway, and now you can't possibly abandon it like that.
3. You Spend More Time Picking Your Next Read Than Your Next Outfit
It's not intentional. It's just that your To Be Read stack is growing by the week (OK — by the day), and you only have so many outfits for the occasion anyway.
4. You'd End Up Bringing A Book With You Anyway
Because if there's one thing we learned from Rory Gilmore, it was to always have a book with us.
5. You've Been Hunting For A Way Out Since You Agreed To Go
Because if you're being honest with yourself, you already knew your weekend was all...booked.
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