Happy February, Winged Wonders! I hope you all had a great start to your year! I had a pretty good one, but I’ll talk more about that in an upcoming Chats With Wings post.
So, if there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m a bookworm. I read 24/7, 365 days a year. Okay, maybe not. But, close enough. Just like my fellow bookworms, I have things people do that annoy me, like talking to me while I’m trying to read. But that can be tolerated. Today, I’m talking all about things that you should never ever ever ever ever ever do to a bookworm. AKA, bookworm faux pas.
For those of you unfamiliar with French, a faux pas is basically a big mistake. As in, you are making a big mistake by doing these to a bookworm.
Let’s get started.
1.Putting Down a Book In a Way That Damages The Spine
My face when I see somebody put a book down so that the spine is facing up and the covers are on either side:
This is known to damage books. Damage books! You never want to do this in front of me. I will walk up, pick up the book, and insert a bookmark. Then, I will epically walk away. A day in the life of a bookworm.
I have to do this so often, it’s sad. Save the books by putting bookmarks in or my winged dogs and I will (Gladly) confiscate your book and read it.
And then we might give it back. But that’s beside the point.
(On a side note, there is a great post about how to make bookmarks here, so don’t tell me you don’t have a bookmark 😉)
2. Telling Us That The Movie Was Better
Never. The movie was not better and you know it! The movie might be okay, but it’s not better. The book will always be better.
This faux pas is probably the worst out of all of them. Why? Because it’s the one that basically all bookworms despise. So please, keep your comments to yourself or be prepared to be handed the book version for your reading pleasure.
3. Complaining When Bookworms Spend Money on Books
Just because we can spend our money on something else, doesn’t mean that we should. Books are a great thing to spend your money on! They are generally cheap, educational, and really fun!
Plus, we will most likely acknowledge that you said something about our purchasing habits by glaring at you, then proceeding to add three more books to our shelf. And we are very happy to do so.
4. Asking You Who Your Favorite Character Is, Then Staring Blankly
The true test of whether or not you are fit to discuss Harry Potter with me: have you heard of my favorite character? People, there are loads more characters besides Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Not to mention there are four houses.
This seriously gets on my nerves when people assume that I am Hermione because I am a girl wearing Gryffindor robes. I think that this one might actually be the worst faux pas you can commit.
There are many stereotypes about bookworms, such as; we are quiet and shy, we wear glasses, we always have a book with us etc. It’s super annoying to have this be pointed out to you, especially if they are not true.
For example, somebody comments on how extroverted I am and how it surprises them because of my book reading. It shouldn’t make a difference if I am talkative and like books or not.
This faux pas is pretty bad as well.
So, now you know the best ways to really annoy bookworms. Please refrain from doing any of them. We bookworms will thank you.
What bookworm faux pas is the worst in your opinion? Do you have any more to add to the list?