Does Reading Make You a Nerd? Discussion on Books That Hook

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My topic for this week is:

Does Reading Make You a Nerd?

My oldest son claims that only losers spend their time reading. I think of it the opposite way because I feel like I learn things when I read, even when I am not expecting to learn anything. But I can see how learning for the sake of learning could seem lame to a seventeen-year-old.

I do things nerdier than reading. Here are some of them:

  1. Jigsaw puzzles: I love them on the computer and the real thing. I get hooked easily.
  2. Playing Minecraft. I am almost 42 years old, and I still play video games. Worse, I make YouTube videos of my gameplay! (or at least try to, not many get uploaded)
  3. Killing zombies on other video games like Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and Dead Rising 3. Love to kill zombies!!!
  4. Playing Rock Band 4. I’ll admit I haven’t played it that much, despite being on the Rock Band Road Crew. I just don’t like it as much as Rock Band 3 because it isn’t competitive enough. I used to be obsessed with getting #1 on the leaderboard when I played Rock Band 3. Now, it doesn’t seem that important, because the game doesn’t show your overall rank like Rock Band 3 did. Plus, there’s no online gameplay, which sucks.
  5. Making jewelry. That’s not so nerdy, but I can get obsessed with it.
  6. Crocheting and writing crochet patterns.
  7. Making lists of practically everything!

So, there isn’t any doubt I’m a nerd. I would rather be behind a computer or a game console any day versus meeting people in person. The question is: does reading making me even nerdier?

What do you think? Does reading make you a nerd? If so, are you okay with that? I am!

For fun, here’s a link to some of my terrible YouTube videos! If you like Minecraft, you should subscribe because I am planning a whole new world to make video tours as I build and make progress on creating the world.

This post is part of the 2016 Discussion Challenge, hosted by It Starts at Midnight & Feed Your Fiction Addiction