December 2, 2013

Book Nerd Writing Prompt

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Book Nerd and Proud!

You’d rather finish your book than watch TV. You drop food on your book because reading and eating dinner at the same time is challenging (my sincere apologies to the Pleasant Hills Public Library!). Your mom tells you you’re going to Disney World, but you just look up from your book and say . . . “Huh?” Admit it – you’re a book nerd, and proud of it!

Today’s Writing Prompt is for you. Finish this sentence. . .

booknerd We can’t wait to hear what you guys say in the Comments below! Be proud and read ON!

–Ratha, STACKS Writer

  1. Lindsay O.

    You know you’re a book nerd when you write a bunch of facts about a classic book.

  2. Anaya

    u check out big fat books from the library and then read them in 15 minutes. (seriously I did that before. no offense

  3. inkyguard18

    U know u r a book nerd when people start yelling at u 2 start 2 spend time with them. Just like what Jay said.;P

  4. Melanie

    When I talk about it like everyone else is talking about it.
    Or when I feel like I am the main character of the book.

  5. Jay

    You know you’re a book nerd when, you get grounded from reading so that you will spend time with your family.

  6. bookamazing38

    I know when i am a book nerd when i don’t pay attention during class and get a F on the super easy test when you are super smart champion of the class. It is so embarrassing especially in front of my kinda-sorta crush( wait not really, he likes me!) so yeah

  7. Erin

    …When you read “colonel” and don’t say it like “kernel. Also you say “salve with an L. : )

  8. Erin

    Yeah. I read, like, 100-200-300 pages a day. I have to check out 4 books for the weekend or I don’t have enough book material.

  9. silverwolf5840

    You know you’re a book nerd when you read in the car, hallways, during meals, in class, in the restroom, ANYWHERE. And if you have nearly 200 books in your shelf but you just need MORE. When your mom says,”Go outside, it’s nice out.”, you go out, sit down, and read. And
    if you’re supposed to be doing homework, you’re reading instead. Or if you are in, like, 10 or more fandoms….
    I could go on for hours… but these are my top ways of knowing if you’re a book nerd.

  10. Hawkie

    Yup thats me… I can’t fall asleep read till you fall asleep holding a book. Or if I’m not reading I’m going crazy on websites about characters or writing my own fanfic. Yup thats my life!
    Everyone asking you for good books ’cause you’ve read EVERYTHING (No joke, the volunteers don’t know as much as me)

  11. the Red Hood

    Books are my life.My heart goes out to those who ask ”Why do you love books so much?” One who doesn’t stay up all night reading is missing out on so much.

  12. Dina

    You know you’re a book nerd when there is a long to-do list but you just leave it and start reading. When you’re supposed to rake the leaves but instead sit on the porch reading. When you have TBR lists all over the place because you keep changing your mind about reading a specific book.

  13. Zoey

    Your motto is ‘ Books are my Passion ‘ (Like me)


    You have the words ‘I LOVE books’ tattooed onto your arm. (Unlike me)

  14. Haley

    You know you’re a book nerd when you have about 25 books pilled on your bed and your mom says your insane.

  15. joyfulblue121

    you know you are a book nerd when you have 10 books in a shopping cart , but you have over 30 books at home.

  16. Natale

    You can’t put a book down and when your reading everywhere. You also know when you start feeling sick because your reading too much and everything starts to look like a blur.

  17. don

    i would scream OMG the new book came out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Hawa

    You know you’re a book nerd when you complain to your teacher you already read that book when they assign a book for class.

  19. P

    I’m a book nerd when my mom tells me were going to see the Mona Lisa and I say,” What. Oh yeah that’s great.”

  20. brainart519

    You know when you’re a book nerd when you compromise a playdate for books . Tv for books .Shopping for books . When you stay up to 3:00 finishing a chapter or book . That’s what makes me a book nerd.

  21. To: People

    I like to read but I don’t like to write, my favorite books are comic books.
    You know you’re a “Book Nerd” when you can’t stop reading and when you want to go to the library also when you read all the books you got in the same day when you went to the library.

  22. unicornllama71

    you are a book nerd when you start acting like a character in a book in real life

  23. fairybutterfly837

    when you cannot stop reading
    when you want to sneak into the library and read during your teachers lessons
    when you have to get every new book that has gotten a good review
    when you beg your parents to get you a new book

  24. kingawesome44

    Your a book nerd when you get so many books and bring it home and lock your room and read all the books even your mom or dad calls for supper lol :)

  25. Waffletwilight23

    You’re a book nerd when you get your new book and run up to your room and shut the door, you only come out when you finished your book. (Just like me, lol!)

  26. Samy XD

    You know you’re a book nerd when, you imagine your favorite character to fall in love you with you!! XD

  27. Vampiremonkey49

    I can’t put a book down and end up reading the whole series(if it’s a series). Also when I enjoy reading a book than being around people sometimes.


  28. dolphinfin369

    I always talk to my book instead of my friends. ( They call me a weirdo.) : (

  29. Rhoda

    when you just need to use the bathroom and there is a climax coming up you just read it in the bathroom how I do it!!!

  30. SoccerGhost32

    Ive also read all my books and I have 200 and started reading chapter books in 1st grade!

  31. SoccerGhost32

    I don’t know what that book is but I did do that with many other books like yesterday with Where the red fern grows its so sad you should read it

  32. SoccerGhost32

    You know your a book nerd when you carry a book every where you go and always talk to the book instead of the person talking to you.

  33. wiseboy5

    You know you’re a book nerd when – you catch yourself fanboying or fangirling and someone notices you taking novels even to the bathroom to read……

  34. Booklover137

    I think you are a “book nerd” when you would rather read than talk. And when you do (talk) you wish they would bring books into the conversation.

  35. Blackwhisker58

    You know you’re a book nerd when…you can recite a whole book aloud without even looking at it.

  36. wrestershell10

    You know ur a book nerd when you; read in ur sleep, read in the pool, when you read for 10 weeks straight.

  37. dragonreading122

    I know I am a book nerd when I read at school when we can do fun stuff.

  38. Molly

    when your book is all you talk about and you read it 24/7 even in class or even if you only have a minute before the bell rings

  39. azurewizard85

    you know u r a book nerd when u get scolded for reading during math and other subjects

  40. Ironinky12

    I am such a bookworm I try to read every day. I’m into the Twilight Saga (Teen). What about you?

  41. you know your a book nerd when........

    you make the commet “a room without books is like a body with a sould”.

  42. detectivepeaceful14

    you ignore every command so you can read, and also know a lot about books.

  43. Survivorhamster17

    Okay how did you just tell me my life? I one time literally read through my teacher telling me to line up and when I looked up my class was walking out the door.

  44. Survivorhamster17

    That is exactly what I do… Btw. Pendragon is the best series ever and I am to fully sorry to admit this but- it’s true- pendragon is better than Percy Jackson, or Septimus Heap for that matter. You just can’t top a Because of Winn Dixie good ol’ story or Bridge to terabithia. Am I the only one who wants to visit third earth and Cloral? This just came off the top of my head. I am a book worm, nerd, or whatever you call it. Anyone know what Penultimate means? Read Penultimate Pendragon (age 10 and up). I mean come on, there has got to be some other travelers than just me. And I do not always cry at characters death, *starts sobbing* why Kasha? Why Alder? Why Patrick? Why Mark? Why Loor? Some of these characters never even died, all came back to life. Just to add one to the dead section why Amazonian Queen, Reyna’s sister for all of you non-Percy Jackson fans? okay this is a derp, I am obsessed!
    -The reader who will never stop!

  45. Survivorhamster17

    I know I’m a book nerd when everyone naturally assumes I’m reading and that I have the most AR points in the school. (608.5)

  46. Survivorhamster17

    My dad, whenever I’m misbehaving, instead he dared to take away my electronics and I didn’t care, but then he mentioned also taking away my books and I nearly screamed.

  47. Survivorhamster17

    I am actually doing that with the last day of AR this Friday… I need more time to read

  48. Xan

    Email or write to an author with questions about their books, themselves, or anything else.

  49. randompresident12

    all your doin is reading books never eating or breathing just reading few maybe i should not try that……

  50. Noah

    When you have a perfect schedule that includes at least 600 pages a day in 3 or 4 hours

  51. Noah

    probably because books are so much batter than real life and that when you are worried or scared you can just open a book and forget all your troubles

  52. blackdragon6601

    You know you’re a book nerd when you try to do things like your favorite characters.

  53. Zyanne

    What makes me a book nerd is that I would rather read than watch tv and I have a thousand chapter books. I read each book at least twice a year and they are all very interesting. That’s what makes me a book nerd .

  54. Bandy

    Hi Ratha!

    I’m a book nerd when I’m sick. I don’t have much to do. I’m sick today.

    Bye Ratha!

  55. Hana

    … you sit in a corner at a party and read.
    … you spend all your time on your fan account.
    … you think more of fictional characters than real people.
    … you want to escape into their – the character’s – world.
    … you cry over a character’s death.
    … you laugh out loud at joke that a character made. (Specifically the Herondales)
    … you ask for books for your birthday

  56. greendance177

    i read books like crazy and loves,loves school i am in battle of the books at my school! i love this website i can be “at school at home”

  57. fairyhappy63

    You know your a book nerd when….it’s like you put sticky notes in your head so you remember exactly what happened last time!

  58. BlueFearless133

    Im a book nerd because i love books. I have a book case full of books and i dont read the book only once. Every book on my book shelf has been read at least five times. I love mythology books especially. Next in line is romance novels although most of them don’t appeal to me. Finally its fiction stories. Especially if its about a princess. My quote is “once a kid always a kid”

  59. Jade Dog476

    Every book makes me like like a nerd or a dork. like Nikki Maxell says in Dork Diaries, ” Let your inner dork shine through.”

  60. Ally

    I’m a book nerd am I’m also proud of it so you shouldn’t feel bad because that actually gets you more friends, and you get smarter by being a book nerd. So stay who you are!
    :0 :)

  61. Ally

    do you ever feel like your friend has been mean to you and doesn’t want to be your friend anymore, because i feel like that.

  62. Gracie

    You can tell you’re a book a bookworm when kids in your class call you an open dictionary, kids are always asking you for help in classwork, and you’ve read majority of the books in your teacher’s classroom library. And also you had a library in your house.

  63. katlynn

    I like that eat what you right and that was a good paragraph looks like to say that. Paragraph was amazing soI’d like to say that it was really good

  64. bookworm301

    when you can’t go to sleep unless you know how the story ends
    when you know longer and harder words than your friends
    when you know what book is going to end even though its not out yet at your bookstore or library
    when you bring a book into the washroom and read while you do your business

  65. Ana

    You know you’re a book nerd when you lose touch with reality and imagination fills your senses as the pages and words become one with your life in which you cannot feel or think to return to the real. You become infatuated with the existence of being an imaginary character that is yourself – to the point wherein you realize – you are a book nerd & you may never return to the real world of this so called ‘life’.

  66. ghita

    you know your a book nerd when you go to the library and get out with nothing because you read all the books……

  67. Mathdolphin52

    I am a book nerd because I think that some books are really fun and amazing.Some books
    are really cool because they have a lot of cool facts in it.Right now I am reading a really
    cool book series called Fable haven.It is really cool,and that is why I am a book nerd.



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  70. frostheart83

    You know you’re a book nerd when all you can think about is ”what’s going to happen next!” Or when you eat while reading. Or if you’re late for school BECAUSE of reading. I am a book nerd and proud of it

  71. Morgan

    You know you are a book nerd when you get upset when a book ends, stay up to all hours to finish a book, read like there is no tomorrow, your parents get mad because you read all the time, read instead of eating dinner, when someone calls you a “nerd” because you can’t put a book down, and a million other reasons! :)

  72. travelart17

    You know when you’re a book nerd when you would rather read a book instead of spending time outside.

  73. artcobra128

    I am a book nerd because I love raeding!I have lots of fun when raeding mostly A Series of Unfortnate Events books.
    I love raeding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. breezebrain39

    You do ANYTHING (anything at all) to read every second of your life, or at least keep track of books each day, when they’re coming out, how you’re going to get enough money to get those books, and when your mom is asking what you want for dinner, you have exactly NO IDEA what’s she’s saying, and just say yes not knowing what you’re talking about in her face while you have your nose in a book.

  75. Maycee

    I’m a book nerd because I’d rather read then play on an iPod! I also take a book shopping, sledding, etc.! My favorite series is Dork Diaries!


    Even though i dont think its a good idea to be a book nerd coz people make fun of you. but reading books improves your education!!

  77. madalyn

    read a book a day ,act like your in that world, doesn’t care if the book is thick, when you read avoid reality and BE PROUD TO BE A BOOK NERD.

  78. bookbird120

    You know you’re a book nerd when you miss an instruction the teacher gave you because you get absorbed in your book, and when you read more in a week than your friends do in a month.

  79. Redangel169

    when you are reading in your room with the light on and your parents say turn off the light and go to bed you have school in the morning.

  80. coffeechihuahua23

    I know i’m a book nerd when….
    I spend HOURS at the library trying to find a book because i already read them all.

  81. Anonymous

    when you read 10 books a week constantly for a year.then get grounded from it so you aren`t so absorbed in reading. by one year you`ll problubly know how to control your reading.NOT!11111111111111111111

  82. wolfhockey57

    I am digging through a million books at once. True fact. Never try it, because you get lost in which book you are in, and what the plot is.

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  86. Greendinosaur596

    i,m havig the best book fair ever tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo… peace!

  87. Greendinosaur596

    omg!!!!! i,m a book nerddddddddddddddd cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i never knew i was a book nerd that is crazy right !!!!! Greendinosaur596….. peace guys. ps.let,s go stacks

  88. Applecash20

    I am a nerd because i make good grades i love to read and always watch witch and monster.My face is always in my book my favorite is haunted museum

  89. your right

    every one sayes i am a nerd because of my glasses and the books in my hand but i dont care ……………….. no body should care what other people say you have to live your OWN life

  90. MIKALA

    when your mom tells you to go outside and exercise and all you do is hide in the shed with a flashlight and read your book ; ]

  91. pinkey lover

    l.o.l totes fine im not a nerd im a diva omg:) i like two boys but who shuod i pick mark or bradeny

  92. basketballcalm23

    you know when your a book nerd when you get in trouble in class for reading during instruction, or when your parents ask you to do something and you don’t know what they said because you were reading

  93. Jayla

    You know you’re a book nerd when…
    You’d rather read a book series of a show rather than watch the show yourself.

  94. maeve

    you know you’re a book nerd when you are reading a book and somebody give you soming you don’t want because you weren’t paying attention and you just said “m-m”

  95. Ariella

    you stroll in the halls with a book that’s filled with WORDS and stare at it for over a hour! I think I’m describing myself! LOL

  96. aquadolphin3925

    I know I’m a book nerd when I take a chapter book to lunch and read instead of eat and then after lunch comes recess which is when I finish reading instead of playing

  97. Pottergirl

    I’m a BOOK NERD!! And I’m really proud of being obsessed with it. I read The Hunger Games trilogy in less than three days and I’m obsessed with Harry Potter. I know I’m book nerd, when I realize my best friend is a book, when I prefer books, instead of TV or video games or when I wait to do something else right after a finish a page and it becomes a whole chapter or the whole book.

  98. Hannah

    You know you’re a book nerd when you imagine your surroundings as part of your book.
    You know you’re a book nerd when you draw scenes from your book.
    You know you’re a book nerd when you read underneath your desk at school.
    You know you’re a book nerd when you scream when you hear a new addition of your favorite series is coming out.
    You know you’re a book nerd when a new episode of your favorite show is on, but you read anyway.

  99. Anna

    You know you’re a book nerd when you keep saying” Just one more page,just one more page” until your parents yell at you to go to bed. This has happened to me many times.

  100. Anonymous

    when you keep saying “Just one more page, just one more page.” until your parents yell at you to go to bed. Happened to me once.

  101. Anonymous

    You know you’re a book nerd when you trip up saying a word because you have read it in your favorite book so many times but never said it out loud.

  102. bluepurple370

    Yes it happens to everyone. When you are refusing to do anything or to eat anything. Like you rather read than watch television or you rather read than eat food. I do that sometimes. When the book so good that you can’t do anything else but read.

  103. Isabella

    You know that you’re a book nerd when you read all night and then in the morning you say: “Uh oh! I read all night” and then you go to school with your homework not done, and then you fall asleep in class.

  104. Jolie

    You know when your a book nerd when you read a new book you never heard of before, loved it, and wished you had more books just like it! You don’t want to get out of the book. You just keep reading! When I first read a How I Survived Middle School book I could not stop reading it!

  105. hefeastuscat6

    u stay up till 10pm reading MAY BIRD and yelling (in ur head) and crying (silently) and loling and basicly feeling like a spirit in the ever after.
    if u know what i am talking about plz comment. :-) 2 all of may’s fans!!!

  106. gigglymonkey118

    when you stay up past 2 to finish a book then realize you did not do homework and only stop reaading when you gotta pee badliy

  107. breezebrain39

    You know you are a book nerd when you get an “A+” in reading, say no to getting a bunch of money because you are reading your newly finished, self written book, when you have a HUGE collection of bookmarks and books that you’ve read more than twice, and, when you can’t sleep surrounded by books!

  108. Firegirl

    I think your a nerd when you get so lost in a book that when you sleep you turn your self into Catnes or a really Awsome book character. :)

  109. Cierra

    You Know your a book nerd when you can spell everything and when you wake up at 3:00 in the morning to finish a book.

  110. UniqueFreak

    you read Harry Potter for 3 straight hours, then you look up and say, “What! It’s 7 ‘o clock?,” and rush to finish your H.W. Happened to me once! (;

  111. ghostblue21

    Your parents start yelling at you to do something else for a change.
    No seriously, that’s happened before. That wasn’t a happy day.

  112. Vampirewizard60

    It’s true! I started to easily read and eat at the same time… wait, I just have to finish this one page.

  113. butterflybreeze78

    Well I’m commenting and this is what I will say. ~ I am a book nerd that’s what my e sisters say that am. Anyway read so much I pay half of the attention in my life. Literately!! :)

  114. Jaiden

    Even though im not a book nerd, this article was very fun & easy to read. Thank you, for sharing what you did.

  115. ambersnow38

    You plan ahead when you’re going to read. You judge your friends by what they read. You generally have a pile of unread books, possibly beside the bed, and you buy them at a faster rate than you can read them. You’re reading this and thinking you could actually be reading a good book instead………

  116. Emma-Grace

    when ‘someone’ tells u on the bus “nerd!” while pointing at u. It’s soooo annoying!!!! (just saying!)

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