1. You will be ignored.
Maybe she won’t look up when you’re speaking to her, or maybe you won’t be able to reach her for an entire afternoon because her phone is on silent and she’s reading. She doesn’t do this because she’s annoyed, or angry, or giving you the silent treatment. It is simply because when she is with books, she is not in the real world. She is in the story’s world, wrapped up in words and moments that feel real to her, even when they are fiction.
2. You will find that she talks about books like they’re real.
Referring back to the previous point, when your book lover is wrapped up in a story, it feels real to her. She will tell you about the characters and their troubles as if she knows them personally, and you should discuss them with her. She’ll love you even more for taking the time to indulge in her world.
3. She will experience emotions deeper than you would expect.
Girls who love books are sensitive beings, and they have a myriad of words to describe what they’re feeling. It’s best to let them feel and express their emotions how they see fit. Communicate with them, know the different degrees of intensity implied by different words- for example, happy and ecstatic are not the same.
4. They may require a lot of alone time.
Do you know how hard it is to read and concentrate on a good book when there is a lot going on? Girls who love books need quiet time to immerse themselves in stories. Allow them time for themselves and they will come back to you, always, with the ferocious intensity of someone who is both thankful and in love.
5. They consider going to the library or bookstore a wonderful date.
The quietness. The stillness. The contemplation. Being surrounded by their favorite things will make them sparkle in a way that could very well dazzle you, if you know how to appreciate it. Pay attention to the books they pick up; it goes without saying that getting a book for a girl who loves books is a perfect gift.
6. They’re very nostalgic.
Girls who love books love the way things used to be, before Kindles and iPads took away the pleasure of turning page after page until you’re holding a completed book in your hands. They’re quite often vintage lovers, antique enthusiasts, and appreciative of all things old fashioned. The fact that these girls are traditional may make your job more difficult, but it is worth it.
7. They know what kind of love they want.
These girls have devoured love stories, but they have also devoured cautionary tales of love gone wrong. Women who love books don’t expect a Prince Charming, as they know reality is reality and books are books, but they do expect a certain degree of love. They’re very clear on how they should be feeling in a relationship. If you’re not living up to that expectation, they will leave in search of someone that can get there.
8. If you’re ready and willing to love a girl who loves books, and she loves you back, nothing could stop that.
Girls who love books are romantics; they believe in keeping the spark alive, no matter how much work it takes. They’re also willing to read articles and stories about keeping love fresh and alive, and they aren’t willing to let love die. They won’t hurt you, they won’t leave. They’re yours, to keep, as long as you’re willing.