- They know how to dispose of bodies.
- They’ve memorized the meanings of random names.
- They clean as a way to procrastinate.
- They’re friends with other writers.
- They tell real and fictional stories.
- They’ll listen when you talk.
- They want to go to bookstores.
- They give people space.
- They have the best taste.
- They don’t have a sleeping schedule.
I will participate in every NaNoWriMo session and write 50,000 words easily.
I will walk into bookstores, secretly sign copies of my books, then leave with bags filled with notebooks.
I will attend writing conferences, meet many writers, write with them, etc.
I will host bookish giveaways on my blogs for the best followers in the world.
I will be part of a group full of other writers where we talk about our work at any hour of the night.
A mall without a bookstore is like a school without a library.
Okay, that wasn’t the perfect comparison. You can’t expect me to be perfect all the time. Contrary to what some people believe, I am human.
As a lover of words though I wish bookstores and libraries were everywhere. In every mall, in every school, in people’s homes.
But I guess the world isn’t perfect either.
I can’t think of any others. Can you?
We can’t be friends if…
- you dog-ear the pages in a book.
- you refuse to read something outside of your comfort zone.
- you hate Stephen King, James Patterson, or Jodi Picoult.
- you rather watch a movie than read the book.
- you write in the margins of novels.
- you don’t use a dictionary or a thesaurus frequently.
- you treat books worse than you treat your friends.
- you think libraries and bookstores are boring places.
There is a chance you can be my friend if you…
- take care of books,
- read a bit of everything,
- appreciate authors,
- prefer books over movies,
- avoid ruining books,
- look up words,
- love books more than people,
- enjoy surrounding yourself with books.