Book lovers are quite the unique set of individuals, which means that unless someone has a love for books themselves, it can be hard for us to relate to someone who doesn’t. Reading books is usually a quiet and solo activity, but this doesn’t mean that we never come out of our reading nooks to socialize. However, when we do decide to branch out into the world, we bring up books or reading every moment we get. Here are just a few things that can come out during conversations.
1. “What’s Your Favorite Book?”
In order to be friends, we have to know their favorite book. Even if they don’t read very often, everyone has to love at least one book because no offense, if they don’t, this friendship might not work out.
2. “Have You Read This Book?”
We ask this question all the time for two reasons: to get their opinions on the book and so we know if we should add it to the list of recommendations that will soon come.
3. “You NEED To Read This Book!”
Every book lover has a list, pile, stack, etc. of books that everyone in their inner circle must read. We want them to devour these must-read books because we want to be able to talk to them about it! They should be honored to have us sharing such amazing reads!
4. “Are You Done Reading It Yet?”
Once we get you reading a book, we will constantly ask for updates because we want you to hurry up and finish! There’s nothing like finally being able to discuss a book with someone close to you.
5. “How Did You Not Like That Book?”
Unfortunately, this happens: we’ll recommend a book and our friends will dislike it. We’ll just sit there staring at them like they’re from another planet because we can’t figure out why they didn’t absolutely love it like we did.
6. “Yes, You Can Borrow This Book As Long As You Promise To Give It Some Tender Loving Care.”
When recommending a book to a close friend, odds are they’re going to want to borrow our copy instead of purchasing their own. Which is fine, as long as they promise to take amazing care of it. That means no dog-eared pages, no bent spine from over-bending the book, no smudge marks from sticky fingers, and absolutely no water damage!
7. “Can I Have My Book Back?”
After they’ve finished the book, our first thought will be to ask them their thoughts were, while our second thought will be getting our precious book back. We’ll either want to re-read it again or put it back in its rightful place on our bookshelf. Also, there’s nothing worse than someone borrowing our books and never returning it, so the sooner we get it back the better!
8. “Sorry, I Can’t Come Out Tonight, I’m Super Busy.”
AKA I just started a new book and I must finish it tonight. Who cares if we made these plans weeks ago, I must find out what happens in this book! Besides, nothing can go wrong with staying inside, enjoying a nice cup of tea, curled up in a warm blanket reading; unless the book ends in a cliffhanger and the next book doesn’t come out for another year. Talk about torture!
Book lovers unite as we spread the joy of reading to our peers!
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