Do any of you have major book-related fears? Maybe it's just me, but two of my biggest fears in life are about books. Not a fear like "oh I might get a paper cut" or "that book might make me cry" but like major, keep me up at night if I let it, honest to God fears. Here they are:
1) I will be in an accident or have some major health issue that somehow prevents me from reading. Sometimes I worry I'll have a stroke and my brain will lose the ability to process reading. I'll know that I used to be able to read and that I loved it, but I won't be able to understand what I'm reading. OR, I'll somehow go blind. In that case I could learn to read Braille and eventually be able to read in that way, but I'd only be able to read books that are published in Braille and it would take me forever. Reading two or three books a week would be impossible. OR, I'll be in a car accident or a boating accident or I'll dive into shallow water or something and my injuries will be such that I'm mentally damaged forever. I won't be a vegetable, but I'll be mentally impaired just enough that I know how I used to be and the books I used to love, but I'm not able to love them anymore.
2) I will contract some sort of fatal illness and will know that I only have a few months left to live. Then I will know that I only have x amount of time left to find out the endings to all of the books that I want to read. Since I have over 2000 on my Goodreads list, this would mean choosing the very few that I really wanted to read. It would also mean choosing between finding out the endings of every book I want to read and spending limited time with the people I love. Of course I would choose spending time with the people I love, but then I would KNOW that I would NEVER EVER read those books. I'm ok with the thought of dying and not being able to read anymore. I believe I'm going to heaven and that books will be in heaven or stories at least, which is what I love about books. But I'm afraid of knowing I'm going to die and having to choose what I'd read in my limited time.
You now have access to the inner workings of my brain. And two of my major, major fears. What about you? Do any of you have major book related fears? Have you ever thought about these things before or is it just me?