15 Signs You Are A Bibliophile
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15 Signs You Are A Bibliophile

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15 Signs You Are A Bibliophile
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Millions of people world-wide read. It’s not an exclusive activity; anyone who has been taught to, can read. Even if you can’t buy a book, you can borrow one for free at the local library. It’s not as difficult as trying to become a ‘hipster’ (lots of vinyl, lots of wood, lots of facial hair and lots of flannel), or saving money to go to Paris (the bottom of that coffee can is completely covered!). It’s that good ol’ fashioned way to entertain oneself, sans television or movies or any kind of tech. However, there is a great distinction between reading and reading. Sure, you can read that billboard across the street while waiting for the train or a snippet of the stray Times someone forgot on a park bench. Yet, that is completely different from reading, voraciously, madly and without any trace of disgust, excepting the occasional poorly written novel. Readers who know exactly what they look for in a book, who wander aimlessly for hours on end in a bookstore or library, who relish a good sentence and a good place to sit, are readers. Let us not confuse them, though, with bibliophiles. Readers are beautiful creatures, who know when’s enough. Bibliophiles, on the other hand…

1.Your bookshelves are crammed with paperbacks and hardcovers.

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2.You try to pass by the bookstore...but the owner knows who you are.

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The bookstore owner: keeper of your life source.

3.You practically wept when Borders closed.

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Doesn't matter if you were a kid, you still felt your heart break a little. Unless you're a die-hard Barnes and Noble kind of person, then you probably sipped your juice/coffee with the teeniest bit of satisfaction.

4.You treat books like they are your babies.

5.You need a library card. Not just should. Need.

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6.You enjoy employing rather grandiose and verbose language.

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7.The Barnes and Noble fancy classics are too pretty not to buy.

8.You can read anywhere, even while sitting in the subway, while that guy with the sax, that lady with the keyboard and that couple fighting a few feet away are creating a ton of noise.

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Although, it's kind of obvious that this is what you're thinking.

9.It is so annoying when someone interrupts you while you’re in ‘the zone’.

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10.Unexpected endings may leave you unsatisfied, intensely angry, or simply saying, “what the heck was that?”

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11.When you try to bring along that big, heavy book on a family trip or a weekend getaway with friends, you always get told to leave it behind.

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I'm not doing it. You can tell me to, but I'll just put a smaller book in my bag when your back's turned.

12.You’re pretty sure you could open up a library in your own home. Except, you know, strangers touching your most prized possessions? No.

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13.You really, really wish that no one in this world would say ‘yeah, I’m not really into reading but it’s cool you are!”

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I don't care if you'd rather go with audio books. That's still counts as reading to me.

14. You daydream about guys in books.

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15.One day, you will own your very own library, with golden walls and marble staircases and carved oak shelves. But today is just not that day.

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Dang, I really wish I had a million dollars.

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