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How To Spot A Reader

Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich

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1.) They know more than you do… about everything.

2.) They often use words that you secretly have to look up later.

3.) They have magical cards that get them books for free.

4.) They speak the names of people whom you’ve never met; who live in different countries, who lived in other centuries.

5.) Their purse/bag/briefcase is always a bit heavier than yours (which you later find out is equivalent to the weight of a book).

6.) They know the endings to many of the newest movies before they’ve even seen them.

7.) They give you a sympathetic smile when you mention that the last book you read was two summers ago…  and it had a half naked man (or woman) on the front.

8.) Their bookshelves are covered in books instead of pictures of them.

9.) They have bookshelves.

10.) They do things that you wouldn’t do, such as reading lists about how to spot a reader.