Bookworms read a lot of books in their lifetime. Heck, we add a lot of books to our TBR. With the number of books that we’ve read so far though, are we ever surprised (sometimes, yes).
It might be a little hard to catch a book nerd’s attention because nothing ever surprises them (it’s the oldest trick in the book, they say). Lupe and Sophia are here to chat about ways to catch our attention.
Plus we’re rebellious bookwyrms who don’t necessarily follow the rules of Top Ten Tuesday. Honestly, who cares about rules.
1. How to catch their attention at a bar (or anywhere): buy them a book
You know how some people try to get someone’s attention by catcalling or other weird ways (like buying them a drink)?
That’s not how you do it with a bookworm.
The proper way to do is to buy them a book. Lupe says bonus points if it’s Shatter Me and not Twilight.
2. Books are the way to a book nerd’s heart
They say “food is the way to someone’s heart,” but while food is a way to a book nerd’s heart, it’s not the only way. Give them books and food, and you’ll be well on your way.
3. Build a library for them
The beast offered Belle a library. If the beast can do it and win the girl, so can you.
4. Be emotionally supportive and sponsor us with Kleenex
Book nerds are emotionally connected with the characters they read and love (even if they hate the book) and every little thing hits them. Hurt the character? The book nerd is hurt. Kill the character? The book nerd will cry. They’ll need tissues. They’ll need hugs and a shoulder to cry on, and maybe some tissues to clean those tears up.
Maybe they need an ear as well. Be sure to bring invisible ear plugs if you don’t want to listen but want to pretend you’re listening.
5. Get them book merchandise
Get them posters, mugs, clothes, keychains, lanyards… but not just those. Find out their favorite quotes, their favorite characters and have it be represented in the items you get them.
Chances are they’ll use it forever, so they’ll have a piece of you in their lives forever (if that’s your goal).
6. Join them on bookish events
Some people like concerts (so loud), some people like parties. Book nerds like bookish events ranging from meeting their favorite authors to meeting fellow book nerds who will understand their pain and agony.
7. Don’t judge their costume habits on Halloween (or any day)
If we don’t judge you for dressing up as the Hulk, a duck, or a dragon on fire, don’t judge us for dressing up as the badass Rose Hathaway or Isabelle Lightwood.
Sometimes we need to feel badass to take on the world and a new day.
8. Buddy read with them
Bonus points if you’re a fellow book nerd who likes reading the same books as them because not only can we listen to music together, we can read together! And then we can squeal, cry, laugh, etc. together.
We don’t want to suffer alone, and you don’t either. Let’s suffer together.
9. Don’t drag them to a party (or anywhere)
Concerts are noisy, parties are noisy. Plus there are people. Swarms of people! We’d never get a chance to crack open a book without being distracted.
Unless it’s a book related party. Then feel free to drag them to it because there will be fellow book nerds and it won’t be as noisy aside from related feelings.
10. Throw books at them