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Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
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10 OBNOXIOUS THINGS PEOPLE SAY TO HARD-CORE READERS
RACHEL CORDASCO
06-06-14
We hard-core readers have all been there. You’re trying to have a serious conversation with someone about a book you’re reading and then their eyes glaze over and they say something obnoxious. You know, like one of the following:

1. All that reading will destroy your eyes.

2. You’re going to spend all of your money on books and then you’ll starve and you can’t eat books, now can you.

3. You read books outside of class?

4. You read books for fun? What kind of masochist are you?

5. Oh, you read War and Peace? Weeeelllll, guess you’re too smart for me to talk to, huh?!

6. You know, those poor trees would still be on this planet supplying us with oxygen if it weren’t for you and your kind.

7. Why waste time reading books when you could be doing other things? Important things? Like following the latest celebrity gossip.

8. What are you, some kind of nerd?

9. You’ll have to buy a bigger house to fit all those books he heh heh heh heh heh *guffaw*.

10. You should stick to the real world.

How many of these, or variations of, have you heard before? For me, I've heard 2, 3, 5 (But it was Moby Dick), 6, 7, and most often 9.


message 2: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie These always crack me up. I've heard #5 in relation to Neil Gaiman, actually. I have a friend who feels like she's not smart enough to understand him, and I told her I read his stuff and like it even though half the time I don't know what's going on LOL


message 3: by Terri (new)

Terri | 13 comments How about "why not just watch the movie


Seema ♥Nerdgirl♥ (brotherlyloveisbeautiful) | 43 comments I hear some of those things said to me many times!
Sometimes I get told, "u need to read something different" it kind of stings me :(


Seema ♥Nerdgirl♥ (brotherlyloveisbeautiful) | 43 comments oh and one time I got told #1


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) I get annoyed when people act like if I read, I don't have as busy of a life. They're like, I'd like to read but I'm too busy.


message 7: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "I get annoyed when people act like if I read, I don't have as busy of a life. They're like, I'd like to read but I'm too busy."

Me too. You make time for what you want to do so that's telling me they don't really want to read.


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