I’m Pavani from The Voracious Bibliophile, and I’m so glad for the opportunity to post on Alyssa’s blog! 💕
Now, bookworms are usually seen as quiet little things who have little to no social interaction with the real world, and just sit in a cozy corner well-supplied with chocolate, and read. Which… *whispers* is mostly true.
This is why most bookworms (like me) aren’t very popular in the real world. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m known as “the weird girl who reads books” in my grade, I’m that famous! (I do have quite a few close friends, though).
Now, most of us have at least one bookish friend, but for those of you who don’t, here’s why you should go get your own adorable bookworm!
1. They’re low maintenance
Most friends require time, attention, love, and affection from you. Giving them so much can be quite exhausting. They might even eat all your chocolate, or hog the TV at your place when they come over.
The good news is, you don’t need good clothes, food, water, shelter, oxygen, attention, love, and affection to keep your bookworm happy. It’s all very simple. Just give them a book, and they’ll read happily ever after. They’re even easier to manage than fish, really. They won’t even ask you for food!
2. You can cancel plans with them without feeling guilty
Have you ever had to hear the sound of your friend’s very visible disappointment as she yelled at you for canceling those wonderful weekend plans at the last minute? Well, you don’t have to suffer through all that with a bookworm!
Most of us are only too glad to sit at home and comfortably read a good book. What’s more, we prefer it to go out shopping or watching a movie in the theatre! So the next time you need to cancel plans with your bookish BFF, don’t worry – it’s a win-win!
3. They are a walking, talking encyclopedia
Need help in writing the conclusion of your essay? Want to know the meaning of a particularly bewildering word? Interested in the history and mystery of a book character?
Ask your best friend! Most bookworms are good at language and grammar, have a great vocabulary, and love reciting the life stories of their favourite characters! So the next time you need someone to check your essay for you, just ask your bookworm!
4. Gifts for them are a no-brainer
Ever had to scratch your head and think about what your friend would like for her birthday? Perfume, jewelry, maybe a watch? What about an elegant dress? Or maybe…the tickets to a concert? Ugh, choices.
Well, you don’t have to worry about what to gift a bookworm. Christmas? Books! Birthday? Books! Diwali? Books! Anniversary? Books!
Just give your bookworm a book (or two) she’s been wanting to read and watch her face light up!
5. They will encourage you to read…
…and become just like them! Out of all the superpowers of a bookworm, the ability to encourage their friends to read is the greatest. Their bookish rants, character discussions, and raving about their favourite books will influence you sooner or later. Soon, you’ll start picking up a book instead of switching on the TV, talking about characters instead of actors and making bookish references instead of meme references! Your bookworm will take you to their world of witches, dragons, monsters, and bowtruckles; adventures and quests, through all the highs and lows, the victories and the deaths.
Readers are smart, mature, warm-hearted, helpful, kind, and friendly things – all the qualities of an amazing friend. So go do yourself a favour – and get your very own bookworm!
Pavani is an avid reader, introvert, and book blogger at The Voracious Bibliophile. She is also: a Slytherin, a Professor at Hogwarts, a daughter of Athena, a Queen of Narnia, a Lannister, a Shadowhunter, and divergent.
Apart from reading and writing, she loves: playing badminton, listening to Ariana Grande, being unnecessarily sarcastic, procrastinating, daydreaming, eating chocolate, and sleeping.
She’s often found ranting to her friends about how annoying human beings are and how much better company books have proved to be. Oh, the irony.
Do you have bookish friends? Are you the bookworm in your group? Who encouraged you to start reading? Tell me everything!