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28 Things Every Book Lover Wants Their Partner To Know

Romeo and Juliet is not romantic, fyi.

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1. You will have to learn to sleep with the reading light on.

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Good books know no bedtime.

2. Pride and Prejudice is NOT every person's favourite book.

Though many of us do enjoy rereading and picturing Colin Firth forever and always.

3. And Romeo and Juliet is a very bad love story.

Sorry, but no one is worth killing yourself over. There are too many books in the world left to read.

4. There is no gift more romantic than a book with a note on the title page.

Unless we're the kind who doesn't like marks on our books, so best to find out before you go scribbling.

5. A literary themed holiday is the only kind of holiday.

Just going to leave this here for inspiration.

6. You reading our favourite book to us is pretty sexy.

Unless our favourite book is Lolita.

7. Book club nights are sacred.


Books + squad = our social life.

8. Hermione is GOD.

Bow down to the book queen.

9. If you like it, you should put THIS ring on it.

We're not asking you to make an Unbreakable Vow or anything, though. We just like book jewellry.

We're not asking you to make an Unbreakable Vow or anything, though. We just like book jewellry.

10. Don't mess with us when we're within 50 pages of the the end of a book.

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Would you pull a marathon runner aside for a chat 50 feet from the finish line? I don't think so.

11. Don't EVER watch the movie before you read the book.

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12. There will be books all over the house...

We like to be surrounded by our favourite things, aka books and you.

13. But you CANNOT use them as furniture.


"Sure you can TOTALLY put your coffee mug on that stack of Shakespeare."


14. Sometimes we will read at the dinner table.

No offense.

15. We will ALWAYS read on a commute.

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Hope you don't mind driving.

16. We may not go out much, but we know a LOT about the world.

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So consider us *experienced*.

17. There is more to good literature than straight, white men.



18. So you should probably add Zadie Smith, Flannery O'Conner, Junot Diaz, et al to your shelf.

You can find some pretty excellent reccomendations for diversifying your reading list here, here, here, and here.

19. When we close a book and stare off into the distance, do not disturb.

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20. Don't worry, our fictional crush doesn't compare to you.

But we will probably love them forever, soz.

21. Good book withdrawal is a real thing.

Bring chocolate. And more books.

22. Reading together in bed is unequivocally the best date.

23. Oh, and we love you.

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26. More than words can wield the matter.

28. Always.