WHY HUMANS SHOULD STOP CALLING US BOOKWORMS

This is it! After months and months of procrastinating planning, my blog is finally hereee! *fireworks burst in the distance* From now on, I am here to tell you about my awesomeness, the magic of reading, and the risks of waking a sleeping dragon. You can call me Rain. That may or may not be my real name (I tend to use the names of my vanquished enemies sometimes). If you keep reading this blog, you will know more things about me but for now I’ll tell you this: I am a book dragon.

Since time immemorial, humans have always called book lovers ‘bookworms’ and I think now is the time to change things a bit. I have no problems with worms actually. I just think book lovers deserve a more appealing title. Sorry, worms. It’s the dragons’ time now.

WHY HUMANS SHOULD STOP CALLING US BOOKWORMS

1. We are not tame.

Book lovers do not just burrow into books. WE ARE CERTAINLY MORE CAPABLE THAN THAT. We just don’t wiggle when our favorite characters die, or when the most loathsome characters live, or when our favorite ships don’t end up with each other. No. WE BREATHE BOOK DRAGON FIRE. We fly to the nearest mountain and scream until all the feels die down. Sometimes, we even throw books in frustration. We are not tame, okay?? We are a bunch of temperamental, hormonal, fire-breathing species. Oh, and we bite too. So don’t you ever upset book dragons if you want to keep your limbs intact. *smirks*

2. We hoard books.

I want you to picture Smaug with his hoard of gold. That’s it. Hold the picture. Now, imagine all the gold as books. Viola! You’ve got a pretty picture of a book dragon right there. Book lovers are hoarders. Worms do not hoard but dragons do. We treat every bookstore and library as our kingdom. We may be broke but we always have ways to buy books until the TBR pile goes out of hand, but we don’t mind that! Endless TBR piles are a sign of book dragon’s love for world domination reading. (WARNING: TBR piles may kill you in your sleep. Be cautious.)

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3. We are travelers.

Spread thy wings and fly! We are travelers through books. Book lovers only need to be engulfed in a story and then our wings spread and take us out of reality and into fictional worlds. Faerie courts? Alternate universes? Mysterious planets? Definitely 14,000,605x better than the real world. Dragons are travelers and so are book lovers. I can’t say the same thing for worms tho 💁

4. We have lairs (and we want you to leave us in peace!!!)

A dragon always has a hiding place, just like how a book lover has a favorite reading corner. We always have that place where we read and we don’t want to be disturbed. Our lair also contains endless TBR piles and (possibly) gold scattered somewhere. No one can actually be sure. Most reading nooks are lovingly messy. Book dragons often get stuck in the lair for weeks, buried in stacks of books. You won’t want to mess with book dragons when they’re reading though. I am personally enraged when humans disturb me when I’m reading. Here is a short letter (or plea) I sent to humans ages ago on Twitter, a moment that sparked the book dragon fire within me:

5. We can set the world on fire.

Book lovers can set the world on fire with their awesomeness and sass. Not to mention that ferocity that conjures book dragon fire. Books have the power to change the world for words have power. This is why book dragons are powerful. We have the power to change the world by reading books and writing more books that can be influential. READING BOOKS = ONE STEP TO WORLD DOMINATION. We’re careful not to set fire on bookstores or libraries though. Also, Beast’s castle should be spared with any fire breathing. His library is way too precious.

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Sooo that’s all I can offer for now. Just a disclaimer: I am obviously not the root of the book dragon idea. I am just here to open your eyes and spread the right title for book lovers.

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What do you think, isn’t ‘book dragon’ more appropriate than ‘bookworm’? If so, can you give me more reasons why humans should stop calling us bookworms? Also, tell me your thoughts about this first blogpost 😁

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74 thoughts on “WHY HUMANS SHOULD STOP CALLING US BOOKWORMS

  1. Happy timezones Rain,
    YASSSS
    YASSSS
    YASSSS
    YASSSS
    YASSSS
    WE WILL BURN THE UNIVERSE AND READ EVERY BOOK IN THE COSMOS!!!! **ROARS AND BREATHES FIRE**
    YASSSS
    YASSSS

    HAPPY TIMEZONE

    PS: YASSSS RAIN

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  2. I never really liked it much when people called me bookworm much. But book dragons sounds so so so cooooool. And that’s exactly what e are! Love this blog post Rain! Totally true!
    YAY FOR BOOK DRAGONS AND WORLD DOMINATION!

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  3. I never liked the word “bookworm” either! It sounds like you can just squish us to stop us from reading…. when in reality if you touch us while we’re immersed in a book, you must be suicidal. Great post! c:

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    1. Right! We don’t easily get squished. WE BITE. Seriously humans don’t really know what they’re messing with when they disturb us while reading. I’m glad you liked the post 😊

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  4. I always felt bad at the word ‘Bookworm’. The persons who love books can never be worms.
    ‘Book Dragons’ sounds so majestic. So beautifully explained Rain.

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  5. Beautifully expressed the heartfelt words of a BookDRAGO, Rain! All the bookdragons give you blessings and chocolates!! 🍫🍫
    Congratulations for your very first blog post! It’s amazing. Keep reading and sharing your book dragon thoughts!

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  6. This was such a wonderful first post 🎉. (I found this blog from Cait @ Paperfury’s comment section, and I’m so glad I did!) Yay to dragons!

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  7. YES I COULDN’T AGREE MORE. I mean. We are fully book dragons, it’s just a fact and someone should change it so it becomes the universal term. I hoard shiny book covers like nothing else and if someone disturbs me while I’m reading well…*dragon flames spark* 😂

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    1. OH MY GODS. CAIT ACTUALLY VISITED MY BLOG I’M SWOONING 😭

      The term ‘book dragon’ should be universal and well, those who disturb us when we’re reading should be burned to a crisp #sorrynotsorry. THANK YOU FOR DROPPING BY HERE THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME 😭❤

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  8. WE ARE DRAGONS!!!! THE BOOK DRAGONS. I LOVE THIS TERM. WELL EVERYONE LOVE THIS TERM. NOW IF SOME PEOPLE WILL ASK ME WHY BOOKDRAGON WHY NOT BOOKWORM? I WILL JIST SHARE THIS BLOG LINK TO THEM.

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  9. Rain, I am so happy you created this! And you’re beyond correct – the fire unleashed when our favorite character dies could not be summoned if we were mere worms! Dragons dominate, worms wiggle. Big difference 😉

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  10. *chuckles* my blogs called Book Dragons for that very reason actually, I refuse to be called a bookworm unless it’s by fellow readers, cause erm…you get me. Seriously though, it’d be wonderful if we could get everyone to call us bookdragons hehe. Loved this post!

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  11. I love this! I’ve always thought we could come up with a term better than ‘bookworm’.

    I love book dragon because it shows that readers are badass and capable of bigger emotions than wiggling 😂 great post! ☺️💜

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    1. I’M GLAD YOU UNDERSTAND ME. Thank you for seeing that we’re not just wiggling species but we’re actually a badass group of fire-breathing dragons. So glad you liked the post!

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  12. This is an amazing post! I love your writing style, you can really see your personality shine through! I also agree that book dragon sounds waaaay more awesome than book worm 🐉

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  13. OMG RAIN!!! THIS IS MY FIRST BLOG POST THAT I’VE READ FROM YOU, AND I ALREADY LOVE YOUR PERSONALITY!!!

    Also, I agree: WE SHOULD START CALLING OURSELVES BOOK DRAGONS!! Aside from all the points you mentioned, it’s also a lot better-sounding than bookworm. So yes, LET US PETITION FOR BOOK DRAGONS!!! 😃

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  14. RAIIIINNNNNNN THIS IS SUCH A GREAT POST (and I’m sorry I fail at being a good dragon friend by not reading this blog post much much earlier than today)!!!! And yes, you’re rubbing off on me with using the title ‘bookdragon’ instead of ‘bookworm’ 😆

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  15. This is such an amazing post. Your witty and your voice in this blog is amazing. Also, why I haven’t following you? What is this kind of disgrace?! I may be a king but I need a dragon on my kingdom. Keep on sparking and throwing out fire!

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