Voracious Reader or Book Nerd? Book Blogger Hop Nov 11

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy @ the Ramblings of a coffee addict. . Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

I just love this meme and the questions that come up. They generate so much discussion which is great.

This weeks question is: Which do you prefer to be known as: a voracious reader or a book nerd?(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer))

This week’s question is a really easy one to answer. I would definitely want to be known as a voracious reader rather than a book nerd.

I’ve always read lots and quite quickly. When I was in primary school, my teachers sometimes wouldn’t believe that I could have a read in the time that I had. I usually get through a minimum of 4 books a week and if they’re relatively short, then it’s often more. I also read fairly widely. My favourite genres are fantasy, crime and historical fiction but I will read pretty much anything if I’m bored. I’m not that struck on my husbands military history books though.

Book Nerd sounds lot more negative to me whereas I think that reading lots is a positive thing. The best online definition that I found was this:
person who is extremely interested in one subjectespecially computers, and knows a lot of facts about it:

I don’t think that I am particularly nerdish about books. Apart from with a couple of members of my family, I don’t really discuss them outside of this blog. I don’t remember quotes or author facts either. I just love to read the stories.

What about you? Which would you rather be known as?


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

8 thoughts on “Voracious Reader or Book Nerd? Book Blogger Hop Nov 11”

  1. I think the name of my blog gives away my preference. lol. I agree that book nerd historically has negative connotations, though. I’ve been called a nerd for most of my life, which was almost never a fun time, but I’ve seen a shift in how the term is used in the last few years. As fandoms like Marvel, Star Wars, and the like have become increasingly mainstream, so has “nerd culture” in general. I use the term mostly because I associate it as a part of my identity, which goes back to all the teasing as a kid, and to reclaim the word in a positive way.

  2. I agree with you, I would rather be known as a voracious reader. Through time book nerd has just become such a negative term. Nerd isn’t a bad thing, but all I can think of is the nerd stereotypes of goofy people, people who know “too much” about something.

  3. You found a lot more words for your post than I did. I was contemplating what more I could write, but I had nothing 😂. I agree – Voracious reader sounds much more positive.

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