The Need to Read

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People see me as a loud and talkative person

Who gets excited over the little things,

Like new ships for Glee, Shoes, Sherlock and the T.V. show Doctor Who?

​But my favorite thing requires no noise

Except for the crackle that’s heard when a page is turned.

Imagine that, a student who appreciates the art of reading.

I enjoy the smell of books when they are new.

I don’t want a kindle; I want a real book that I’ll treat like a god!

I get excited for sequels and a new edition to a series,

Then I get furious at the author for making me wait so long.

I get frustrated when the characters do something dumb.

And I’ll curse the author who wrote that scene.

Like Suzanne Collins with Katniss Everdeen

And Rick Riordan with Percy Jackson.

I mean did Percy really have to lose his memory?

And does Suzanne Collins really expect me to appreciate that epilogue?

Can that epilogue even be considered an epilogue?

Take a note or two from Jo.

And Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn from Stephanie Meyer

Whoever said movies were better than books were clearly wrong.

Honestly, take a seat!

Reading makes me learn new things.

Cliché I know

But Rick made me obsess over Greek and Egyptian gods.

Apollo and Ra are my favorite and they are both gods of the sun.

And I love getting attached to characters like in Harry Potter.

You know it killed me when Fred died? Page 637 by the way.

I was in a glass case of emotions for weeks!

So call me a nerd

John Green is the nerdiest author I know

But he takes pride in being called a nerd.

because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff.

Nerds are allowed to love stuff,

Like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it.

So I’ll stop loving books when Sev stops loving Lily.

Until then, “Always.”

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