22 Things All Book Lovers Know To Be True

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Being a bookworm is awesome. It opens up strange new worlds, expands our horizons, helps us think critically, sparks the imagination — reading has countless benefits, and those who love books will argue to the death that reading is one of the most important things you can do. Being in love with books has its up and downs, of course; the following experiences are things that most book lovers experience during their relationship with reading.

1. There’s no such thing as having too many books.

It’s physically not possible to have too many books. The suggestion that you get rid of some of your beloved books makes you gasp in indignation; why would you ever get rid of books? Just because you’ve read them before doesn’t mean you won’t read them again.

2. You consider reading one of your hobbies.

Reading is one of your favorite things to do, and you’re not ashamed to admit it. You find reading to be just as — if not more — entertaining, exhilarating and inspiring than other pastimes, and you can’t imagine not taking time to read every day.

3. Many of the people you know think that reading is weird.

People have spent hours of your life telling you that reading is boring and how they just “can’t” read because they dislike it so much. Therefore, since you like a thing that they dislike, you must be weird.

4. You get funny looks when you mention that you like to read.

Telling people that you like to read is similar to telling people that you like to pin dead butterflies on your wall or have recently started learning puppetry and ventriloquism. You’ll get suspicious, side-eye glances from people who have now mentally classified you as dangerous, and most people will say something along the lines of, “Oh… that’s nice” when what they really mean is “Oh… so you’re one of those people.”

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