Hey bookworms sorry I haven’t been on in a while, but I am back for tonight! The reason I’m back tonight is I have a question to ask you about. One that I am extremely curious about what other people define the term we so lovingly use and I really hope I don’t offend anyone by asking or my own opinions. Well first let me give you some context of my random curiousity before I ask it. Tonight I was studying in the living room and my sister was on the phone and telling who she was talking to she is a bookworm.. I resisted my snarky comment and kept it in my head. Now that my midterm is done I can freely talk about this.
Now before you think of me harshly I have always been competitive especially with my siblings. Whether it’s the one I live with or the ones that are from my dad’s side. We’re all known as something. Me I have always been the good girl bookworm who loves her sarcasm. My sisters have always been the boy crazy, loud, makeup lovers. My youngest teen sibling nearly 18, the one who was on the phone has recently gotten into reading on her kindle, but only one genre which she devours and refuses to give anything else a try even the sub-genres… I’ll give you a minute to think about what genre she is into given her age and the description of her personality I gave… *waits and watches The Originals* Points if you guessed contemporary New Adult! Now don’t get me wrong I enjoy the genre on occasion as well, but lightly along where as my other favorite genres are heavily blended. She has other books in her closet lent by a classmate of other genres that she still hasn’t touched.
So my question is for you bookworms: What in your opinion defines a bookworm? Can you be one if your only devouring one genre? Do you get to have that title right away or does it take time? What do I believe it is? I believe it is being willing to try new genres maybe not every, but being willing to try at least a few. It’s about being able to find meaning in a book not just the love in it. It’s about separating fiction and reality, but also knowing that sometimes life isn’t like that. I believe a bookworm has many facets and because of their love for one genre will make them curious for what others say whether it’s a sub-genre of that genre or another genre entirely! That is my opinion so please let me know yours I am truly curious! So leave your opinions down in the comments because I love to talk! Happy reading!