BOOKISH MYTHBUSTERS: Bookworm Stereotypes

“Normal” people have sure got some funky ideas about bookworms.

But don’t fret, friends! That’s what Bookish MythBusters is for. This bi-monthly feature created by the lovely, vivacious ME will clear up those odd bookish legends.

Today’s mission? The Bookworm Stereotypes!

Myth #1: Bookworm’s Don’t Talk to People

HAHAHAHA. Well, not if we can help it, no.

But really, bookworms don’t just read all the books. We chat about the books, gossip about the books, cackle about the books, sob about the books, scream about the books, WE TALK ABOUT THE BOOKS. WITH PEOPLE.

I mean, what do you think the 56, 681, 115,137 book bloggers (this number is accurate there was a study and everything google it) do with their blog?? Eat it?

So yes, bookworms are all:

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But we’re also all about the:

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img_0787Myth #2: Bookworm’s Utter with the Supremest Terminology

Okay but how did this myth even come to exist? Let’s take a look at some of the eloquent utterances of a couple of readers after finishing their latest reads:

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EXHIBIT A
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EXHIBIT B
Oh yes, we bookworms are very expressive.

img_0795Myth #3: BOOKWORMS HAVE BOOKS ONLY BOOKS THERE IS NO LIFE ONLY BOOKS

What?! That’s not true! We totally eat and occasionally sleep too! Sometimes we even brush our teeth.

Time to face reality, bud. Reader’s can possess a whole array of interests! And if it’s evidence you desire, search no further:

We  ❤ our books, but we  ❤ our numerous other passions too.

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Myth #4: Bookworms are Super Duper Smart!

Yes! We are! That’s what happens when  you read! Thanks for noticing! No MythBusting needed here, coconut!

What Bookish MythBusting posts do you request? Any bookworm stereotypes you hate? Any you LOVE? What assumptions have people made about your bookish life?

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77 thoughts on “BOOKISH MYTHBUSTERS: Bookworm Stereotypes

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  2. A apologise if I offended you, the post is creative and has really good prompts and has one of my all time favourite Christmas movie gifs so thank you for making me smile, carry on your good work. I’m sorry if we got off on the wrong foot,Have a good day

  3. Hi I’m new to the blogging life and was wondering if you could read my work and follow me I’d appreciate it as i am interested in literature and spoken word and lack a bit of confidence Thank you for your time and have a nice day

  4. Love this! As an extroverted bookworm, I’m bothered when people assume I just want to be quiet all the time. More often than not, I stop reading for a second to go bother someone about how exciting something I’m reading is! Thanks for shattering the stereotypes, friend!

  5. You have An amaaaazin site. This post is so relatable. I’m a total bookworm too. Check out my site if ya can (: for some advice

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