Discussion: What people should know if they intend to date a reader.

Hi friends,

For today’s discussion I wanted something funny and I was thinking about how “non readers” must see us, readers in all our glory!

Yes we have odd quirks to people who don’t read anything else than the newspaper and maybe we should come with a “Warning” if some intend to date or marry us! It’s a kind of “take it or leave it” I think!

So what should non readers know about us?

They should know that:


1) There is no such things as too many books! Just be prepared to build us more shelves. And add another room to the house!


2) Characters are real and book boyfriends are the bests. Don’t try to argue or compete it’s a lost battle.


3) My favorite activity on a Friday or Saturday night is not being the queen of the dancefloor nor getting drunk in a pub it’s reading.


4) Of course I am crying! The hero just died!


5) When I say “just one more chapter” what I mean is I’ll stop when the whole book is finished!

6) No when I read alone at lunch I am not being coy nor a damzel waiting to be entertained, I just want to read alone!


7) No Wingardium Leviosa is not some Romanian estranged great grand aunt’s name! It’s a levitation spell!


8) Of course I need that padded rectangular piece of fabric in my handbag! It’s a book sleeve to protect my baby from being hurt!

9) No I am not sad or drunk, I just suffer from a sever book hangover.

Now do tell me, do you have things you’d like to add? Some things your future date or husband should know before trying to date or live with you?

Thanks for reading!







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33 Replies to “Discussion: What people should know if they intend to date a reader.”

  1. OMG, Sophie!! This is amazing, and also I feel very like you can see into my soul!!

  2. Louder for those in the back!! Haha yes to all of these!! Especially the crying part Its normal! I’m fine … ish

  3. Hahahaha love this! Non-readers need to acknowledge this. I think I’d definitely mention the “edition of a book series needs to match”/collectors paranoia hahahah

  4. I’d suggest, “I’m not mad at you, I just don’t want to talk to you, I’m reading!”
    Took the husband (then boyfriend) a few months but he learned…

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      hahaha yes we have to train them Nicci!

  5. So relatable! The one thing that drives me crazy is when my hubby tries to have a full-blown conversation with me when I am reading. They never get that they are interrupting, do they?!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      No never Lori!!! LOL

  6. This was a really cute post and so true! I’d probably add that if you have to hold a reader’s handbag for them, be prepared for it to be heavy. It’s very likely there’s a book inside.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha so true Alicia! I can’t tell you how many times I could barely carry my suitcase while attending book events!

  7. This is a great Post, Sophie! A huge YES to the first one! We can never get enough of the books and book boyfriends!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Raven!

  8. No such thing as too many books, indeed! Perish the thought! And crying over fictional characters? Are there people who actually find that strange? In that case, I think *they’re* strange! LOL

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Ha Tanya yes, that’s an interesting concept: perspective! Who’s strange really?

  9. I think my son might recognize many of these! He knows how I am about books and reading. I don’t need to wear a DO NOT DISTURB sign.LOL

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahah yes he’s learned to read all your signs Laura!

  10. The tears I have shed for fictional characters is obscene, and really, a quiet evening with a book is the best evening in my opinion. This was a fun post.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sam!!!

  11. My husband could have used these warnings before we got married…lol.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Ha! maybe you could print it and give it to your kids for future references, who knows? LOL

      1. LOL. Actually I should give it to my son to give to his future signifigant other…lol.

  12. So true – every one of these. Great post, Sophie!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Teri!!!!

  13. Omg this is just the best idea for a post ever! And it totally agree with all of them! My days of getting drunk and dancing on a weekend are firmly over….give me a book and my pjs any day!!!!@

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahaha yes Caro we are getting older.

  14. This made me chuckle but they are all true. If I don’t get my fictional fix I will be grumpy. I don’t think I could sit and read with someone else in the room unless they too were reading so I am going to need my own library in my future house, but tbh I can’t see myself being in a relationship with a non-reader, what would we even talk about?!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well maybe you’d explain all about your latest book and he (or she) about the latest movie or game? My husband is a non reader or rather non fiction reader and we speak about other things. But I am glad my kids share my passion so that I can gush with someone who understands LOL

  15. Totally true and this made me laugh. My Mom asked me just yesterday if I will ever read all of the books I have. I just had to sigh and admit I have a problem, “Hi, my name is Tracey and I’m a book hoarder…”

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Welcome Tracey, thanks for sharing with us :-D)))))))))

  16. All so very true, Sophie. We’re confirmed addicts and there is no cure, and even if there was one, we wouldn’t take it, right? 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well not me that’s for sure 😉

  17. Very true Sophie! If I’m sitting in my recliner and my book is open, it doesn’t mean I’m not busy!! Feed yourself! Grab a box of Cheerios and have at them!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahaha yes Susan I feel a kinship here 😉

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