You know, I’m pretty sick of the way book lovers are portrayed in movies and on tv. They always seem to be nerdy hermits, hiding out in dusty libraries or seldom leaving their houses, socially awkward and often frumpy. And that’s just not true (most of the time). Here are some common misconceptions about book lovers and our TRUE story!
1. We’re Anti-Social
Sure, some of us are misanthropes, some of us are loners, but there are plenty of avid readers who can also be the life of the party!
2. We’re Stuck-Up
Just because we tend to be more well-read doesn’t mean we think we’re better than you. But seriously, it wouldn’t hurt you to pick up a book every once in a blue moon…
3. We Never Watch TV
I love TV. Almost as much as I love books and Japanese food. Suffice it to say, if I’m not reading, I’m probably bingeing on Netflix and hibachi chicken.
4. We’re Anti-Technology
Are you kidding? I love my Kindle. Thousands of books right at my fingertips? The ability to purchase another with just one click? And most importantly, the ability to look like I’m doing something important on my phone while completely ignoring you? Technology for the win!
5. We’re Nerds
Well, I am, but that existed long before I developed an intense love of reading. But I’m sure there are plenty of cool people who love to read too. Yep, I’m sure of it.
6. We’re Disconnected From Reality
Sure, fiction can take you away to a better (or at least more interesting) place. But there are those, like me, who prefer non-fiction. Many of us have our feet firmly planted on the ground and mainly want to learn about the real world around us.
7. We Have No Life
Think we’re sitting at home, lonely, with our noses in a book? No way; we can sit in a coffee shop with our nose in a book, too.
There you have it. Don’t misjudge us. We’ll surprise you, and probably outwit you.
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