Being a non-bookdragon is HARD.
I mean, bookdragons* are super confusing people! We sit in hobbit holes all day and do absolutely NOTHING but read amazing things and cry our hearts out over characters that should not have died.
And then all the non-bookdragons have to go and deal with our tears and give us chocolate and hugs and try
and fail to make us feel better.
It’s tough being normal.
And sometimes, they just don’t know what to say!! It’s easy to say the wrong things to us sensitive creatures and it can be nerve wracking.
Talking to a bookdragon is like being in an interview. Say the wrong thing and… well, you’re a goner.
To help all the non-bookdragons out there, I have compiled a list of things that you should TOTALLY** say to a bookworm because it’ll definitely make us not rip your heads off.
**Not. DO NOT SAY THESE THINGS I REPEAT DO NOT SAY. THESE. THINGS. Bookdragons know how to breathe fire so beware.
1 . “Haven’t you already read that book?”
Bookdragons just LOVE this question. It makes them feel so understood! And bookdragons love feeling understood.
But don’t be surprised if we ask you not to be our friend anymore after you ask this question.
2 . “Stop crying. No one actually died.”
Oh, no one died. Just my favorite character and my soul with him.
3 . “You read too much.”
There’s no such thing as reading too much. It’s a beneficial thing and it grows our brains to be really smart and word-y.
It’s like saying “you do school too much”. And everyone knows how good doing lots of school is.
4 . “Why do you read so many books? You forget everything about them anyway.”
It may seem that way on the outside but we always remember.
You see, there’s this little corner of a bookdragon’s brain that holds all the information about every book they’ve ever read.
It’s just a hard place to reach, thanks to our complicated brains.
5 . “You can’t marry a ficitional character.”
Believe it, folks.
IT CAN HAPPEN.
6 . “What’s your favorite book?”
*gets out never-ending list of favorite books and authors and characters*
Ahem. Number one–
Oh, you meant just one?
I’m sorry, the bookdragon is unavailable at this time. Please try asking the question again later or MAYBE NEVER AGAIN.
7 . “I hate reading and books.”
Just… just don’t.
I mean, unless you want us to launch into a forty-five minute lecture about why reading is the best thing ever.
8 . “Why do you stay up all night reading? You need to sleep.”
*cheers with Wesley*
I was born reading (truth, folks) and I will die reading thank you very much.
Bookdragons don’t need sleep – they’re DRAGONS AND DRAGONS ARE AWESOME AND THEY DO NOT SLUMBER.
if you are a fellow bookdragon,what are some things that YOU just
really really hate love to hear from non-bookish people? to those non-readers (we know you’re out there) do you find us bookdragons confusing? even i do sometimes and i’m one of them. ALSO i re-designed the blog and rewrote my pages so definitely check those out.