Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Little Hint, for the Incredibly Unobservant

It seems that there is a bit of a misunderstanding between those who read books for fun, and those who won't even read them when they need to. So I'm going to just put it out there, since apparently, nobody else has:

If someone is reading a book, they are not bored. Them reading that book is just a more interactive version of watching TV. The reader of that book does not need you to rescue them from the boredom of their book. The book is not boring. Talking to your uncultured TV watching sorry self IS boring. This includes also asking the reader about the book they are reading. Books are more complex than movies and TV shows. It cannot really be explained "what the book is about", if it's a good book. In fact, if you can explain in detail what the book is about in one or two short sentences, it's not a good book.  If you want to know more about it, for crying out loud, it's 2012. Pull your sticky fast-food-grease-smudged phone out of your pocket and look it up.

And don't think that the bookworm feels that they are better than you. I mean, honestly they are, but they don't feel that way. They just want to read. So get lost.


Anonymous Lynn/Mom said...

The one I hate is when people say if you get sleepy while reading it must be a boring book. Usually it's exactly the opposite. It's such an incredibly great book you can't put it down and your poor, sleep deprived body just can't take any more.

1:31 PM  

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