Bookworms are one rare, unique species, with an uncanny ability to ignore the entire world when they are reading a good book and an insatiable hunger for good stories. If you want to lure out this rare specimen, then check out these top 5 ways to catch a bookworm.
~ Top 5 Ways To Catch A Bookworm ~
1. Just Say You Love To Read Books
Honestly, the easiest and fastest way to lure out a bookworm is to just proclaim your love for books. Feel free to use flowery language if that’s your style, but I guarantee you that the moment you say you love reading, a bookworm will immediately ask you what kind of books you read. If the stars are aligned for the both of you, you might even launch into an intriguing conversation about your reading preferences and form an unbreakable bond of friendship!
I am not kidding, I am actually speaking from real-life experience. Waaayyyy back in early 2016, my sister and I found a group of like-minded readers on Instagram. There were 8-10 of us initially, and we all had a shared love for reading, even though our reading preferences were not always similar.
Little did I know, that these people would become my lifelong friends–even now, nearly 6 years later, I consider them my book fam, and though we don’t always have time to meet or talk to each other daily, we are still there for each other.
2. Don’t Say You Only Read Autobiographies
Now this is just a personal pet peeve of mine. I usually do my best not to judge people by their book covers (hehehe get it?) but I do judge people only read autobiographies.
Don’t get me wrong. Reading autobiographies can be a great way to get a glimpse into the life experiences of other people…but why would you only limit yourself to one type of book when there are so many different great stories out there, waiting to be read?
3. Tell Them About A New Reading Cafe
There’s nothing that a bookworm loves more than to cozy up with a good book and a nice warm mug of coffee; or in my case, a delicious cup of cha (milk tea). And so if you want to lure out a bookworm from their reading nook, just invite them to check out a new reading cafe?
Be warned, this might help you catch a bookworm, but there is the possible danger of being righteously ignored if the bookworm finds a really good book she cannot put down!
4. Ask Them Out On A Bookstore Date
Honestly, why don’t people do this more often? My idea of a perfect date is a fun day at the arcades, but if anyone asked me out on a bookstore date, I would definitely melt into a puddle right then and there.
5. Bribe Them With FREE Pretty Hardcovers
If you want to catch a bookworm, you need to offer something we absolutely cannot say no to. Just bribe us with FREE (really emphasizing the FREE part) beautiful hardcovers of our favorite books, and that’s it. Hook, line, and sinker, you’ve caught yourself a bookworm. A little expensive endeavor, but 100% success rate is guaranteed.
Bonus: 10 Things Non-Readers Do That Annoy Me
If you really want to catch a bookworm, then you MUST avoid doing these annoying things at all costs. Seriously. Us bookworms may have a lot of patience, gained from binge-reading 300+ pages overnight, but we do not forgive easily.
Check out these 10 most annoying things that non-readers do, and try not to do these if you really want to catch a bookworm.