“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
Being a book nut often has negative connotations. It generally refers to someone who has his head buried in a book and could care less about what is going on around him. In other words, a boring person. Often, that person is called a book worm too. Worms don’t have the best reputations in the world – they are slimy and slither all over the place.
Very rarely is a book nut also described as being someone who is awesome. The famous children’s author Dr. Seuss put them together and equated awesomeness with being a book nut. How wonderful!
Think about it. A book nut isn’t truly a boring person because a person who loves books can’t be a person who doesn’t care about his surroundings. Quite the opposite - reading makes a person more in touch with his feelings and the feelings of those around him. Someone who is considered “a nut” is someone who is zealous and a bit crazy about living and enjoying life. Nothing is slimy or slithery about him. A large part of enjoying life is reading good books. There is absolutely nothing boring about visiting the Himalayas on an adventure tonight in a book and then visiting New Guinea tomorrow night in a mystery “who done it” book. I consider myself a book nut and an awesome one at that!