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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oh my, i miss reading suddenly (trying hard to sound cerebral), hahaha!
does reading via gadgets count? #justcurious
wow, i’m seeing a hashtag on wp! of course it counts, audio books count too.
Totally agree with this. 😀 Men get so easily bored with books, so if I do get a chance to see one, he’d be a total winner LOL 😉
i think it is part of their charm, that they are rare. 😉
i’ve only seen one man who reads, well read, it’s past tense. i knew him in the past. he used to like the same books i did (CIA, who-dun-it, suspense, thriller) because we swapped books. but he also liked crazy no-plot teen movies (like I do), which i found really disturbing 🙂
pee ess….. we were both teens when he liked teen movies. i’m not going to imply here that he was a pervert 🙂
that’s cool, at least you knew one! why did you find it disturbing?
Men who read = I like. Super like.
make sure you date one, elaine! 🙂
Wow, this is a fantastic post ma’am, very well written and thought out, although being a heterosexual I can’t entirely relate with your ideologies about men, but I do agree that if a woman reads, I find her mighty appealing, but I think that writing in general cannot be overlooked. Often, if I discover a woman writes, I will find her immeasurably attractive, especially if her pieces are of an intellectual nature.
Who knew that books were a way into a woman’s heart? I’d better start reading more often, now, shan’t I if I don’t wanna spend the rest of my life alone. Wait, do university texts count? Have to read perhaps a billion of ’em over the next month. 😀
thank you 🙂 writing shouldn’t be overlooked too, i agree. of course i’ll agree! 😆 deep thinkers are hot. they know their shit and they’re more likely to understand yours. i think text books count though the sensual bit in holding them might not apply, don’t you agree?
don’t know ma’am, that’s why I was asking you! 😀
hmm… try to read the textbooks and watch ladies and how they’re reacting, then we’ll find out!
woot. woot. this is so perfect! can you post this @ Readers Council? 🙂 I find men who reads mighty attractive as well 🙂
i’m glad you enjoyed this post lovely lady. i’m not using facebook anymore so i can’t post this on the reader’s council but if you feel like sharing the link there please feel free. 🙂
not using fb anymore? that’s why i dont see you posting your book reviews in RC anymoreee! I missed those. ah sige will definitely share this. 🙂 been a bit active in wp as of late. 🙂
yes, lady. i’ve bailed out of facebook since two months ago, i think. i still post my reviews here, the last one i read is fantastic, the unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry by rachel joyce. it’s truly beautiful. 🙂 i’m glad you’ve been active in wp. i’ve been ill a lot lately so i’ve not post much but i’m trying to catch up now.
ahhh..yay! hope you are feelin better now… *hugs* ill check that one out. (added to the pile of must-read) hihi. 🙂
thanks, i’m recovering now 🙂 that book is refreshing, simple, but the message is powerful. it has that begin again feel that just rocks so much. the insights are beautiful, i hope you get to reading it. what’s your current read? mine’s dorian gray.
*remembers t.swift’s song “begin again”*
wow! dorian gray (haven’t got around to that yet!)
im just trying to finish shanna swednson’s “Enchanted Inc.” series. (light read. modern day magicians. which i am really into lately) after this… i can’t wait to start on paulo coelho’s manuscript found in accra 🙂
i actually like that song 🙂 yes, i’m halfway through and i’m enjoying dorian gray a lot. i hope you enjoy going through enchanted inc too and with your next read. i think i’m reading the art of fielding next. 🙂
My fiancé and I are so different in this regard. He appreciates movies/good television shows, while I appreciate good books. I really don’t talk about books with him because I know that while he likes reading, he isn’t much of a reader, but he always wants to talk to me about films, and while I enjoy them, I’m not as passionate as he is, so trying to get me to talk about movies is pretty futile, unless it’s a book I’ve read based off a movie. But I love him regardless because he is able to appreciate a good story in movies and video games, so it’s nice to hear him talk about story aspects, even if they aren’t from books.
that’s fantastic 🙂 i guess ultimately relationships are about sharing what you’re passionate about and more important, being with someone who captures your fancy. your relationship with your man is cool.