Books For Thought is a weekly feature at La Femme Readers where Eleni posts a book-related discussion question.
When you are called a nerd for loving books, how do you feel?
Well, I don't think I've been called a nerd in a negative way since, like, 9th grade or something, so that's a plus. And the people who think I'm a nerd for reading so much? Probably not worth my time. But I really wanted to answer this question because it reminded me of an awesome video/quote from John Green:
"Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. We don’t have to be like, ‘Oh yeah that purse is okay’ or like, ‘Yeah, I like that band’s early stuff.’ Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself-love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is, 'You like stuff', which is just not a good insult at all, like 'You are just too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'."
So please, call me a nerd.
I got a little bit excited when I saw that you posted a vlogbrothers video as I was browsing my google reader. Yay!! I love that I get to be enthusiastic! Nerdfighters!!ReplyDelete
I love all the more now, for posting this video. :D
Jennifer of Little Shelf
I meant I love YOU all the more now. LOLReplyDelete
I always get called a nerd by my friends! But I love it because I know they all mean well by it. I mean, it's never a bad thing to enjoy reading. They all make fun of me but in a nice way!ReplyDelete
I totally agree. Awesome video, I love John Green!ReplyDelete
Well, I think it's a compliment haha I enjoy reading, and I don't force others to do it, so it's my personal choice, you know? Good question this week! :)ReplyDelete
Hahaha, that video is so awesome!! I feel like there is absolutely nothing wrong with nerdy! :)ReplyDelete
Ive always been called "nerd or nerdy" by friends or family, which I don't mind cause to me being a nerd or nerdy" means you love somethings deeply. (Which I do love my books deeply) Also I loved the awesome video, never seen John Green before but I'm going to go look him up as soon as I post this comment :D Thanxs for the funny and awesome post :DReplyDelete
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