- You don’t have to read Shakespeare to be a reader.
- You don’t have to quote Pride & Prejudice or to even like The Scarlet Letter to be a reader.
- You don’t need to read a book a week to be a reader.
- You aren’t required to read Tolkien or C.S. Lewis to be part of the club.
- You aren’t expected to own every book by Dickens or Twain or carry a tattered copy of On the Road about as if it were a bible.
- You don’t need to pick sides in the e-book debate, and it might be better that you didn’t.
- You don’t have to prove your loyalty by reading books that don’t appeal to you. We see you reading The Millennium Trilogy, devouring The Hunger Games (pun intended) and mourning your favorite character’s death in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga. That’s proof enough.
- You must defend a book’s honor when someone won’t read it “on principle.”
- You should read the book before watching the movie.
- You must corrupt the minds of children with books, diverting their attention from television and video games wherever possible.
- You must respond to the claim “I don’t have time to read” in any manner you see fit.
- You must understand that not all fantasy is the same and argue against comparisons. Harry Potter is not Lord of the Rings is not The Dresden Files.
- You may dislike an author or book, but be prepared for deliberation before denouncing style.
- Above all, you must proclaim the truth: ”BOOKS AREN’T BORING!”
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