"What Are The 35 Worst Things You Can Say To Book Lovers?"
I found this article at Barnes and Nobles Blog on Facebook. We’re mostly quiet, mild-mannered folk, us book people. We keep to ourselves. We like to sit in cozy chairs, get lost in imaginary worlds, and not talk to others for extended periods of time. We mean you no harm.
But there are…others. Others who don’t understand the struggle. You know who we mean: the chatty Cathys, the reality TV enthusiasts, the book-eschewing active types—they don’t get that for hardcore readers, books aren’t just an activity or a hobby. Books are a way of life. And occasionally these people say things that make us oh, so very tired. You could probably recite this list by heart already anyway, but let’s all agree to do each other a solid and share it with our non-reading friends. Let’s make people stop saying these words:
I liked the movie version much better.
That’s a pretty big book for such a lil’ lady.
People still read!?!?! OMG LOL ROFL FML OMG OMG #SORRYNOTSORRY
You’ll have to get rid of some of these.
I only bought this book because the cover art has my favorite actor on it.
I ripped out all the pages of a first edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer because Pinterest told me I could use them to decoupage a picture frame.
I haven’t read any of them, but don’t they look awesome on my shelf?
Oh this? I just carry it around because it makes me look smart.