In this world of advancing technology, people have forgotten the impact books have on our lives. Various gadgets have replaced them, and people prefer watching movies and partying over sitting at home and reading an excellent book. Fortunately, a bookworm like you is the one keeping up this dying practice.
In today’s time, most people fail to understand the feeling one gets when you hold a new book in your hands, smell the intoxicating smell of that book, flip through the pages and transport yourself into a world of imagination and creativity. Sadly, we don’t do that anymore.
But if your life is all about books and you cannot live without them, congratulations! You are one of the few lucky enough people to be called a bookworm, and these 8 signs are a part of who you are.
8 Personality Traits of a Bookworm
1. A bookworm has a complete bookshelf, but the closet is empty
When given a choice, you will choose to buy a book over clothes any day. As a result, your wardrobe seems empty while your bookshelf is full of books. The fact is: you don’t even care. You feel happy when you see your shelf full of books.
2. The first items a bookworm would pack when traveling are books
How will you even survive the long flight and the vacation if you don’t have at least half a dozen books? Just thinking about it gives you nightmares. When you start packing, the first thing you do is to put all your favorite books in your bag. You might fall short of clothes but fall short of books? That’s a disaster!
3. A bookworm often falls asleep while reading
This is the problem that every bookworm faces—the battle between sleeping and finishing the book. You cannot just put down the book and go to sleep before knowing what happens to your favorite character. Result: You have bloodshot eyes, or worse, you fall asleep before completing it.
4. A bookworm has no problem staying in to read instead of going out
While your friends are planning which places, they will party this weekend, you are counting the number of books you will finish reading. You, on your bed, with a book you love and a cup of coffee, is your idea of a perfect day instead of going out and interacting with people you don’t even like.
5. A bookworm would love someone who reads and who wears glasses
Your idea of a perfect man/woman is not someone who has six-pack abs or is an eye-candy, but someone who reads, and if he/she wears glasses, you are entirely swooning over them already. Don’t underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary.
The formula goes like this:
You read + You wear glasses = We are already married in my head, with both of us owning a library and living happily ever after.
6. While reading one book, a Bookworm is already deciding which book to read next
There are so many books in this world and so little time! You have to read everything, which often leads to you thinking about the next book you will read when you haven’t completed the one you are reading.
7. A Bookworm prefers not to sell books
“You know that other people should be allowed to read the books, and you should either give them away or sell them blah blah.” But they are your books. They are your babies. Even though your mother gives you deathly stares every time you buy a new book and a lecture that there is no space in the house for all your books, still, you cannot do it! Instead, you’d take them to your grave than commit the horrendous crime of selling them to someone.
8. A Bookworm is secretly dating half of the characters from the books
How does the author know what kind of man/woman you desire? How can someone be so perfect!? If only they were real! But no worries, you are already dating them secretly inside your head!
“I love books. I love that moment when you open one and sink into it. You can escape from the world into a story that’s way more interesting than yours.”
Are you a bookworm? Let us know in the comment section! Until then, happy reading.