Oh wow…so you read a lot…

Has anyone ever said that to you, and kind of made it feel like an insult? 

I think it’s no surprised when I say I L-O-V-E books. And while I can totally get behind an audiobook or two when I’m crafting (it’s hard to cross stitch or knit or crochet or generally just be an old lady while also reading a book), or an ebook while travelling, I love a hard copy of a book. There’s just something about the feel of a book in your hands, or the smell of an old book.

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Lately, since I’ve been reading a lot more (which makes me so happy), I’ve been leaving the comforts of my room to read in the kitchen/common area of my house. There is a nice sofa there and two walls of windows which get all the afternoon sun. Gorgeous! It’s perfect – get a cup of tea, maybe crack a window on a nice day, and just sit in the sun and read. But of course, this is just reading for pleasure. Talk to university me and she hated reading.

So true...the teacher will assign like 8 pages to read and I think it's too much but I'll gladly read an 800 page book in two/three days.

Since I’m there and not in my room, everyone now sees me reading. And some people seem to want to comment on it as well. Most just enquire about what I’m reading, but one in particular, I was telling her about one of the books I had just finished (because it was awesome sauce with cherries and sprinkles) and she goes “oh wow…so you read a lot then…”

Ummm heck yes!! There’s just something about getting lost in a book, ya know? Getting carried away with the characters or the author?

Sometimes, I’ll just go to the library and pick one side of a stack and decide to choose a book from there. I saw this nugget of advice a while ago and it hasn’t ever let me down:

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I’m not sure why, but when someone tells me they “don’t read”, I kind of judge them a little harshly. I was once seeing someone who, after a few dates, said they don’t read and I kind of checked out after that. He was a nice guy and all, but I’m sorry, I kind of side with my girl Jane on this issue on compatibility:

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So yes…I read a lot. And I love it. And once I started thinking of making this post and trying to find the pictures above (which were all found via google btw), Pinterest had to be all stalkery and suggest this picture, which is perfect because it totally fits.

Buying me books is a good way to win over my heart.Reading them, and discussing them with me. you might as well propose.

What about you? Do you judge people who read? Or who don’t read? Or what they are reading? Or am I just a judgey mc-judge-face?

 

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22 thoughts on “Oh wow…so you read a lot…

  1. I dont judge people for not reading coz I know exactly one friend who is into reading like me…rest are non readers! They really don’t know what’s missing in life ..😜

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  2. I love reading! I admit that I do judge people who don’t like to read… reading is such a great way to learn and entertain yourself in my opinion. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people and open my mind to different ideas (book clubs! 🙂 ). If it weren’t for book clubs, I don’t think I would be very adventurous with different genres of novels.

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  3. When I was in school, I never read for personal pleasure. The only reading I did was for school and that bored me. When I graduated I finally got back into books and have been somewhere between 10-15 books a year for the last few years. I know that doesn’t compare to the people that pump out 50+ in a year but I’m proud of myself lol

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  4. I used to read alot, (at least one book a week) but I have cut down recently as I spend so much time reading blogs. You’ve reminded me I need to pick up my books again!!

    Never take it as an insult that you read a lot. It’s just part of who you are. 😀

    Having said that, it’s not a deal breaker for me that my husband reads way less than me. I guess it would be if he hated the idea of reading…he just takes months to read books that take me a few hours.

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  5. If someone who have said that to me I don’t know what I would have done.
    I absolutely cherish the idea of reading. Sitting down in the sunshine with a cup of tea and book, girl that’s just 😍😍.
    The last picture is the way to my heart 😂❤
    Oh and that post about comparison between books and school books.. story of my life 😂😂

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