As a lady who lusts for books, I find men who read mighty attractive; the mighty is because I don’t come across many. 😆 There’s just something infinitely sexy about them, in seeing them carry a book on one hand, in watching them pick titles amongst many choices, in looking at them touch the spines or use their fingers to flip a page.
By far, I’ll pick a man who reads over one who is passionate about other things; not to undermine other pursuits, but a man who reads knows his shit. He is able to compare, contrast, and evaluate it against the many perspectives and societies he enters and leaves with each book he devours.
He has an open mind because of this and he is able to feel simultaneously. From the highs of winning a revolution to the lows of the pursuit of happiness, a man who reads knows more and understands more. He’ll sit in the quiet of a coffee shop or maybe at a far corner of a busy airport, lost in a separate world, passing time meeting people he’ll never know, visiting too distant places, and getting moved by emotions and thoughts he might or might not encounter for real but are already his in that moment of discovery.
Imagine the joys of talking to one about a book you have read and watching him pick up your points with a nod or a thoughtful tilt of his head. He’ll tell you he noticed that too when he read it and he’ll share insights of his own, what he liked and what he didn’t, who his favorite characters are, and how he felt about the scenes leading to the ending. You’ll tell him what you’re reading next and with luck, he’ll tell you he’s about to read the same or that he will do so now that you mentioned it. 😉
If a guy reads, it is almost an assurance that he uses his head most of the time or at least he tries to; that he is also capable of appreciating a good story, struggle, and all. You see his patience, his ability to follow through, his character in what values he picks up on and who he roots for. You may not always agree with him but it is charming to know he stands somewhere. It is easy to see his beautiful mind, easy to appreciate it, maybe easy to fall in love with it even.
A man able to see worth in books is able to see worth in people, worth in stories, worth in failure, and worth in life. He may not go fan girl crazy over a book, a character, or a series but they move him equally. His love for reading will never make him perfect but to this lady in particular, it will make him really hot. How bad can that be?
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