Book Nerd Quotes and Facts

What is a book nerd?

Chances are when you read this article you already know. A nerd is someone who is very passionate about something hence a book nerd is somebody who loves to read. This usually supports the claim that nerds are intelligent. Though I answered the question “Does nerd mean smart?” with no I would revise this answer for book nerds. Even if you “just” read fiction your vocabulary increases over time. The more words you know the more ideas you can express which makes you a smarter person.

But how many books make you a book nerd? I would answer that with “more than 12” because that is the average amount of books an American reads per year. I wrote a complete blog post about this on my “Improve Study Habit” Website if you are interested.

Is bookworm or book nerd a negative word?

I think the explanation from Merriam-Webster makes it very clear:

Originally, ‘bookworm‘ was an entirely negative term: ‘worm’ was an Elizabethan insult that meant “wretch,” and to be called a ‘bookworm‘ was an insult. The term still carries a tinge of disapproval—who wants to be called a worm? —but is widely considered to be more positive than it once was.

Does reading books make you a nerd?

No. As I said before, a nerd is someone passionate about something (among other things) so if reading books isn’t something you love and you just have to read because of your studies or profession I wouldn’t call you a nerd. I think a better term for book nerds is “bookworm”. By the way, there is no real adjective for “bookworm”, just use “like a bookworm” or studious. Somebody who is reading and collecting books is actually called a Bibliophile which you probably know if you are a constant reader or learner.

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How can I become a book nerd?

Find something you are interested in and start reading, there are tons of “What to read before you die” lists for basically any niche. It’s that simple. If you need to read for an exam you should try to improve your book reading skills. I wrote a 18-step recipe about reading and remembering a book on my blog improvestudyhabits.com.

Here is a list of great book nerd quotes

1. If my book is open your mouth should be closed

This is a funny but true warning to everyone around you. There is no substitute for a quiet reading session so use this “subtle” design to remind your environment to be quiet while you are reading.

If my book is open your mouth should be closed
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2. Book hangover cycle

Book hangover cycle: Start new book – fall in love – finish book – cry. We all know the terrible moment when the book is over. Nothing more to say, the characters have to live on in your mind – if they survived. But even it often hurts once the hangover is gone we will do what all bookworms do – start the cycle all over again.

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3. If anyone needs me, I’ll be reading.

If anyone needs me, I’ll be reading. Please don’t need me. Another great way of saying: Leave me alone! Why do we need these designs? Because people who don’t read usually don’t get the emersion and beauty of an uninterrupted reading experience so we need to remind them.

If anyone needs me, I’ll be reading. Please don’t need me.
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4. Born to read, forced to socialize

One of the characteristics of the stereotype nerd is to be anti-social and introvert. So we socialize not to appear awkward though we just really would prefer to just sink into another great adventure.

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5. Books – helping introverts to avoid conversations since 1454

As a frequent reader, you certainly know that in 1454 Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, finished printing the first books (a Latin bible). This year marks the beginning of the existence of book nerds.

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6. That moment at 3 am…

That moment at 3 am when you whisper to yourself, “I need to stop…” as you turn the page. Isn’t that the beauty of reading a good book? Being lost in time? One more page, one more chapter, 5 more minutes.

That moment at 3 am when you whisper to yourself, “I need to stop…” as you turn the page
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7. Sometimes you just need to lay on the couch…

Sometimes you just need to lay on the couch and read for a couple of years. If only we could… the fact that most of us can’t makes the reading time even more precious – which leads back to the necessity of those “Don’t disturb me please” quotes.

Sometimes you just need to lay on the couch and read for a couple of years.
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8. The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

This quote speaks for itself. Sometimes the suspense is just unbearable – yet we can’t stop reading.

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9. Just saw a person reading my favorite book…

Just saw a person reading my favorite book. It’s like a book recommending a person. There is actually a lot of truth in this statement. If a book lover finds another book lover just imagine the great conversation, the shared passion and the understanding of the importance of uninterrupted reading. Amazing.

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10. A book a day keeps stupidity away

11. My problem with reading books is that I get distracted… by other books. You might think this only applies to non-fiction books but in fact, an improved vocabulary is as powerful to express ideas as knowledge from science books. No matter what you read, being a book nerd always makes you smarter one way or another.

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That’s it, don’t forget to check out some of my other posts about nerdy designs and fun facts.