Books For Thought is a weekly feature at La Femme Readers where Eleni posts a book-related discussion question.
When you are called a nerd for loving books, how do you feel?
Well, I don't think I've been called a nerd in a negative way since, like, 9th grade or something, so that's a plus. And the people who think I'm a nerd for reading so much? Probably not worth my time. But I really wanted to answer this question because it reminded me of an awesome video/quote from John Green:
"Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. We don’t have to be like, ‘Oh yeah that purse is okay’ or like, ‘Yeah, I like that band’s early stuff.’ Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself-love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is, 'You like stuff', which is just not a good insult at all, like 'You are just too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'."
So please, call me a nerd.