20 Perks of Being Married to a Bookworm

putinas: gribookOne of the things I love about my husband most is that he’s a bookworm, just like me.  If you’re a fellow reader, you’ll know that there are certain benefits to having a spouse who shares your passion. I have identified 20 of these perks, from a bookworm wife perspective.
My husband-the-reader rocks, because he:

1. Takes your frustrations or enthusiasm about books seriously and can listen to you rant or rave about them for hours
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2. Starts the most fascinating dinner conversations with phrases like “Here’s why I like Howard Roark…”
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3. Doesn’t mind doing chores, as long as he’s listening to an audiobook
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4. Encourages you to buy books and considers it an investment
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5. Understands issues that you have because he read about something similar in a book somewhere
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6. Doesn’t mind that you haven’t cooked dinner because you got carried away reading a book
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7. Expands your reading horizon by recommending books you’d never pick up otherwise
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8. Finds your passion for books very attractive
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9. Enjoys reading by your side
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10. Doesn’t mind waiting when you’re late, because he has a book to read or listen to
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11. Does not consider spending hours in a bookshop a waste of time
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12. Perfectly understands that choosing the next book to read is a decision of vital importance
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13. Agrees that the book is better than the movie
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14. Never gets bored
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15. Is a constant learner and has an unlimited supply of all sorts of interesting facts and tidbits
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16. Can play literary/word games with you without considering them nerdy
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17. Never complains about having too many books in the house or on your Kindle
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18. Will always opt for having a bookshelf in your living room instead of a TV
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19. Supports your reading adventures and ventures, say a blog or a small bookish business
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20. Agrees that your children will have to learn to read even before they are potty-trained

All right, I’ll admit that last one was a bit of an exaggeration, but how about the rest? Do you recognize your reading husband or perhaps even wife?

What did I miss? Any other perks?

Picture Credit: Daniela Balta, of DLR Photography

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5 thoughts on “20 Perks of Being Married to a Bookworm

  1. i love this new design! and i also loved the article 🙂 profound and witty, as usual.
    Oh by the way, it’s Anna Salahub commenting from my hidden blog.

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    1. Hey hidden blog Anna 🙂
      Thank you, girlie! As I look at some of these, they’re also perks of having bookworm friends – like you! You get my enthusiasm and frustrations with books, and we used to read in each other’s company – that was so fun! Although not many would get why that’s fun, right? That’s the beauty of it, and that’s why I appreciate you, adorable bookworm friend.
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      1. reading together is one of the best memories that i have and that i share with people here! These were such blessed evenings (though it was so hard not to talk to you :)) ) i love you!

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