What do you think of when you think of a bookworm? Glasses? Tea drinker? Intelligent? Introverted? Whether we know it or not, people outside the book community are making these assumptions about our personality just because we read. Crazy, right? We also know that most of us fit into a few of these molds. I thought it would be fun to share 10 of these stereotypes, and whether or not I believe that I apply to each one. A thank you is owed to Cait over at Paper Fury, who was the one from which I got the inspiration for this post. Go check her blog out when you’re done here for her answers.
Bookworms Wear Glasses
the shields of reading?
True or False?
Hahaha, this one is painfully true. I have awful eyesight. Most people don’t know this, though, because I wear my contacts 98% of the time due to being involved in multiple sports. (Glasses and athletics are not a desirable combination.) Bad eyesight is a genetic thing for me on both sides of my family. Coincidentally, both sides of my family are readers...
Bookworms Drink Tea While Reading
the kind that I would enjoy. On a similar note, I haven’t ever had a regular cup of coffee, either (I’m not counting Starbucks. It might as well be a milkshake with a dash of coffee.). Even if I did ever try it, I would probably drink decaf. I can only imagine myself hyped up on caffeine. Nobody wants that.
Bookworms Think About What They Read and Get Very Smart
Bookworms Hoard Books
Yep. Next question.
Bookworms Have No Other Hobbies or Life, Just Books
in the spring. Along with athletics, I play in the band, sing in the honors choir, act in the fall play and the spring musical every year, and participate in SADD, student council, and FBLA. Long story short, I keep busy. I’ve been lucky enough to have a family and school that allows me to pursue these things and maintain this little blog for all of you.
Bookworms Want to be Writers
It’s pretty typical for readers to aspire to become writers. If there is something out there that you love, you probably dream about creating your version of it at some point or another.
True or false?
This is true for me! I would love to write some YA or middle-grade book. It’s on my bucket list. Another dream of mine is to create a children’s picture book. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved picture books and storytelling through art. I would treasure the chance to share that love with the next generation.
Bookworms Prefer Physical Books to Ebooks
probably only buy ebooks. However, physical ones have a special place in my heart.
Bookworms Are All Introverts
to others. When I’m faced with this question, I usually answer it like this: I’m extroverted until I’m not. I like interacting with people, but I have my limits. When I reach that limit, all I want to do is be by myself and not talk to anyone. I don’t know if that’s common or not, but that’s just the way my personality works.
Bookworms Love Going to Bookstores
Surround yourself with the thing you love most. For bookworms, that just happens to be books.
True or false?
Bookworms Think the Book is Better Than the Movie
What’s your stance on bookworm stereotypes? Which do you fit? Let me know in the comments!
Your stereotypical bookworm,
I feel free and strong. If I were not a reader of books I could not feel this way.
— Walter Tevis
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.
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