12 Things to Never Say to a Book Lover – #fanfun

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12 Things to Never Say to a Book Lover – #fanfun

1. “The movie was way better than the book. Well, I assume it was. I never read the book. But I heard the movie was better….” (Janna Campbell Wiersma)

2. “You bought another book?” (Ashley Sawmiller)

3. “I never have time to read. It must be nice to have so much free time!” (@innocence walker)

4. “OMG. I can’t believe you read that! Maybe you should try [insert snooty, pretentious book title or author here].” (Michelle Melendez)

5. “In a bookstore and always in a gratingly chirpy tone: ‘So! Ready to go?'” (@stdonoghue)

6. “Stop buying books. You have enough already.” (@megan_skeens)

7. “‘I prefer REAL books.’ (Whether you mean print books, certain genres, whatever. This kind of condescending comment to another reader is ridiculously unnecessary.)” (Samantha Warren)

8. “I lost that book you loaned me.” (Cindy Tellkamp Penfold)

9. “‘Reading won’t put food on the table.’ I was told that endlessly when growing up. But it IS food, I would say—food for my MIND.” (@katiecapedisic)

10. “Gaston: ‘How can you read this? There’s no pictures!'” (Elizabeth Muennich)

11. “I hate to interrupt you while you’re reading, but….” (Kelley L. O’Neill)

12. “It’s just a book.” (@firejohn78)

Which one would you add?

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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