Most booklovers have a group of friends who enjoy books nearly as much as they do, if not more. You kind of have to; who else are you going to discuss plot twists and favorite characters with? There’s always your cat or dog, but that conversation can get a little one-sided…
All your friends offer unique perspective so you need them around to have your literary get-togethers. However, they can be lovely and a handful all at once sometimes, but you’ve got them down to a science. Here are the six classic bookish friends we all know and love.
1. The humble reader
This is a good one to have in the friend group. When they’re reading you won’t even notice they’re there. They stay quiet, concentrated, and their eyes scan over the book as if they’re trying to decode something. Or are they? These folks are so laid back, they’re not trying to brag about how widely they’ve read, but when you want to discuss your latest read, they’ll have some of the best thoughts to share! How do you people do that?
2. The bragger
Some of these guys need to take it down a few notches. You got nearly halfway through the book you started a week ago? They finished two in that time frame. You’re starting one new book you like? They just started two different trilogies. You thought of a few reasons for the character’s transformation throughout the novel? The just studied every page and are currently publishing their own critical analysis… We get it, you love to read.
3. The speed reader
These machines aren’t braggy and they certainly don’t take their sweet time reading over the page. They mean business and they move fast. You’ll usually find them in a comfy spot huddled up with their book surrounded by a vibe that says “I’m not paying attention to you, so if you want to ask me something… don’t”. They move quickly and silently from book to book. They won’t brag about it either, this is all pleasure and who’s got time to talk when you can read War and Peace in three days?
4. The all-night page turner
I am related to this kind; I know it well. The seventh Harry Potter book and no sleep? Sure, not a problem. Nothing around these readers exists! Who needs real world responsibilities when you can just read without blinking for hours on end? But as sleep deprived as they are, their views on the book are short, simple, and to the point. This ain’t a race, but they will read 24/7 if they could, so try to keep up
5. The open book
Boy, do they have a lot to say. Whether it’s about the book they’re reading, the book you’re reading, or the book someone else is reading, they have plenty to chat about! They may even spill a few spoilers that you don’t want to hear, but they don’t mean any harm. It’s clear that they’re just so excited to discuss the book they don’t realize they’re breaking the unspoken rules! Silly bookworms.
6. The one who’s never on the same page
The booklovers who follow their own path are the ones who are hard to have in a book club. If you want to be those friends who read the exact same thing at the exact same time, just forget it. If you’re reading one book, they’re reading another. If you’re reading the hottest release, they’re reading something obscure. Or if you’re getting to the end of a good read, they already finished one and are taking a book break. They read what they want, when they want, and how they want. Respect for these people who just don’t give a hoot.
I hope you found your book BFF somewhere on this list.
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