Posted by: bluesyemre | February 5, 2015

What’s Your Book Nerd Score?


Think you’re a book nerd? Yeah, you’re probably right. Want to know how much of a book nerd you are? We’ve got the ultimate book nerd scoring system set up for you right here.  Just go down the list below and add one point for every statement that applies to you. Add them all up to see how you stack up against other readers! What are you waiting for? Your book nerd score awaits!

  1. You currently own more than 20 books.
  2. You currently own more than 50 books.
  3. You currently own more than 100 books.
  4. You amassed so many books you switched to an ereader
  5. You read so much you have a ton of books AND an ereader.
  6. You have a book-organization system no one else understands.
  7. You’re currently reading more than one book.
  8. You read every single day.
  9. You’re reading a book right now, as you’re taking this book nerd quiz.
  10. Your essentials for leaving the house: wallet, phone, keys, and a book.
  11. You’ve pulled an all-nighter reading a book.
  12. You did not regret it for a second and would do it again.
  13. You’ve figured out how to incorporate books into your workout.
  14. You’ve declined invitations to social activities in order to stay home and read.
  15. You view vacation time as “catch up on reading” time.
  16. You’ve sat in a bathtub full of tepid water with prune-y skin because you were engrossed in a book.
  17. You’ve missed your stop on the bus or the train because you were engrossed in a book.
  18. You’ve almost tripped over a pothole, sat on a bench with wet paint, walked into a telephone pole, or narrowly avoided other calamities because you were engrossed in a book.
  19. You’ve laughed out loud in public while reading a book.
  20. You’ve cried in public while reading a book (it’s okay, we won’t tell).
  21. You’re the one everyone goes to for book recommendations.
  22. You take your role in recommending books very seriously and worry about what books your friends would enjoy.
  23. Once you recommend a book to a friend, you keep bugging them about it.
  24. If your friend doesn’t like the book you recommended, you’re heartbroken.
  25. And you judge them. A little bit.
  26. In fact, whenever you and a friend disagree about a book you secretly wonder what is wrong with them.
  27. You’ve vowed to convert a nonreader into a reader.
  28. And you’ve succeeded.
  29. You’ve attended book readings, launches, and signings.
  30. You own several signed books.
  31. You would recognize your favorite authors on the street
  32. In fact, you have.
  33. If you could have dinner with anybody in the world, you’d choose your favorite writer.
  34. You own a first-edition book.
  35. You know what that is and why it matters to bibliophiles.
  36. You tweet, post, blog, or talk about books every day.
  37. You have a “favorite” literary prize.
  38. And you read the winners of that prize every year.
  39. You’ve recorded every book you’ve ever read and what you thought of it.
  40. You have a designated reading nook in your home.
  41. You have a literary-themed T-shirt, bag, tattoo, or item of home décor.
  42. You gave your pet a literary name.
  43. You make literary references and puns nobody else understands.
  44. You’re a stickler for spelling and grammar, even when you’re just texting.
  45. You’ve given books as gifts for every occasion: birthdays, Valentine’s Day, graduations, Tuesdays…
  46. Whenever someone asks what your favorite book is, your brain goes into overdrive and you can’t choose just one. You end up naming twelve books.
  47. You love the smell of books.
  48. You’ve binge-read an entire series or an author’s whole oeuvre in just a few days.
  49. You’ve actually felt your heart rate go up while reading an incredible book.
  50. When you turn the last page of a good book, you feel as if you’ve finally come up for air and returned from a great adventure.
  51. BONUS POINTS: For every friend who sent you this quiz (because they know you’re a huge book nerd), add one point.

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