Mesmerizing Book GIFs for When You’re Too Stressed to Read

When my brain is going a million miles an hour, a book just won’t do. My eyes slide off the page and I am quickly back in my own mess of thoughts. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to indulge in my bibliophilia! I absolutely love gifs as an art form, and mesmerizing gifs manage to hypnotize my spiraling brain, at least for a minute. Plus, when they’re mesmerizing book gifs, it reminds me how much I love reading, which often leads to me successfully picking up a book! If you, too, like a calming/hypnotizing bookish gif, check these out:

http://butteryplanet.tumblr.com/post/152342717469/i-cant-decide-which-one-is-better-so-i-will

Coffee, cats, and books? What else do you need for a relaxing afternoon?

https://sevmedin.tumblr.com/post/163143403546

Rain is a popular choice for that calming effect.

http://kyecheng.tumblr.com/post/146190169757/good-book-good-sun-instagram

But here’s one if you’re missing summer.

https://sevmedin.tumblr.com/post/167244264884

The “book as literal portal” premise is an oldie, but a goodie.

https://geceskisi.tumblr.com/post/165432060201

More evidence that cats + coffee + books = calm.

http://allyouneediswall.tumblr.com/post/155730424920/ecologists-daughter

More coffee! And an always-relevant reminder.

http://kyecheng.tumblr.com/post/151970664242/rainy-day

More cats! This time, with a melancholic witch.

http://punziella.tumblr.com/post/141956606467/karin-and-charlie

This looks so cozy. And it suggests that corgis may be substituted for cats, if available.

http://debbie-sketch.tumblr.com/post/166733590994/hogwarts-houses-common-rooms-in-halloween-season

And lastly, I couldn’t help but include this Harry Potter common room collection.

Do you have any favourite calming book gifs that I missed?

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