It’s Cool to be a Nerd

johnnydepp reading croppedWe all know that reading is amazing, right? Those of us who love books already know how awesome reading is. But, did you know that reading is now the new “cool?” Thanks to a growing number of celebrity bookworms being photographed reading a book–either between scenes on a movie set, in the locker room, or in private libraries full of vintage collections–reading is no longer the exclusive territory of our much loved but too often maligned “nerds” or “geeks.” Here’re some of the celebrities who are making reading look incredibly cool:

Johnny Depp loves to read and collects rare first editions of his favorite books.

Jennifer Lawrence Reading

Jennifer Lawrence enjoys reading on set between takes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Bron James readingLe Bron James says, “reading strengthens my mind and instills in me a pre-game calm.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Channing Tatem and Emma Watson are never with out a good book.

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And then there’s Robert Pattinson, who has famously said, “When you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2:00 a.m. clutching a book and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours [as she’s immersed in her story] but she’ll always come back to you.”

Robert Pattinson reading

“Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.” Robert Pattinson

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So young readers, nerds and geeks, enjoy your wonderful, colorful life.

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