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A term for people who like reading books

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Anderson W Member Since: Sep 26, 2020
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Hi guys... I'm new to upwork and as i was doing a proposal on a book summary i was really  strugglling to find a term to define myself as a person who likes reading books. I only had booklover but it sounded a little bit, may be too much oldfashioned... Any suggestions that you guys might have?

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Aleksandr S Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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Bookworm.

Google says it's a positive term.

Imagine you found a good word and a potential client reading it in 1/10 second and paying no attention whatsoever.

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Anderson W Member Since: Sep 26, 2020
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I don't know but i feel like a bookworm is more of addicted than devoted

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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bibliophile:

A person who has a great love of books; a collector of books.

 

This is a good word, but might not be exactly what you want.

 

Could try:

"avid reader"

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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While Preston's suggestion of bibliophile is completely accurate - you need to always keep in mind that too many will not know the meaning of the word.  Due perhaps to English as a second language - or, more often, simply due to a less than stellar vocab - which can be true for writers as well.

 

Your proposals must be tailored to the potential buyer ... and using a word they don't readily grasp will send them on to the next proposal rather than to the dictionary or Google.

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