There are a million lists on the Internet about why it’s important for a reader to marry another reader. Many readers will tell you that they couldn’t possibly marry a non-reader because books are so important to them and they need to be with someone who shares that passion. While I understand this sentiment and at one point subscribed to it, I ended up marrying a non-reader. Turns out, marrying a reader isn’t what’s most important – what’s most important is finding someone who appreciates and supports your love of books. I’m lucky enough to have found one of those men and here are some of the perks:
1. Your monthly book budget is all yours. There’s no need to split it down the middle or try to find books that you’ll both enjoy because there’s no competition.
2. You’ll never get stuck watching a movie you don’t want to watch because your significant other has absolutely zero problem with you cuddling up with a book and ignoring their choice in flicks.
3. Date nights that end at the bookstore are even more special because you know it’s an unselfish gesture.
4. There’s never any pressure to read a certain book because the person you love loved it – which means you can’t argue about it if you end up hating their favorite book.
5. You’re guaranteed to get an e-reader (if you want one) because your significant other doesn’t appreciate your need for a reading light until 2 am.