Most booklovers have a group of friends who enjoy books nearly as much as they do, if not more. You kind of have to; who else are you going to discuss plot twists and favorite characters with? There’s always your cat or dog, but that conversation can get a little one-sided…
All your friends offer unique perspective so you need them around to have your literary get-togethers. However, they can be lovely and a handful all at once sometimes, but you’ve got them down to a science. Here are the six classic bookish friends we all know and love.
1. The humble reader
This is a good one to have in the friend group. When they’re reading you won’t even notice they’re there. They stay quiet, concentrated, and their eyes scan over the book as if they’re trying to decode something. Or are they? These folks are so laid back, they’re not trying to brag about how widely they’ve read, but when you want to discuss your latest read, they’ll have some of the best thoughts to share! How do you people do that?
2. The bragger
Some of these guys need to take it down a few notches. You got nearly halfway through the book you started a week ago? They finished two in that time frame. You’re starting one new book you like? They just started two different trilogies. You thought of a few reasons for the character’s transformation throughout the novel? The just studied every page and are currently publishing their own critical analysis… We get it, you love to read.
3. The speed reader
These machines aren’t braggy and they certainly don’t take their sweet time reading over the page. They mean business and they move fast. You’ll usually find them in a comfy spot huddled up with their book surrounded by a vibe that says “I’m not paying attention to you, so if you want to ask me something… don’t”. They move quickly and silently from book to book. They won’t brag about it either, this is all pleasure and who’s got time to talk when you can read War and Peace in three days?