Even if you take your reading habits very seriously, you cannot argue that books, bookishness, and reading aren’t a never-ending source of jokes. And by jokes, we mean jokes, but also puns, memes, sayings, and general fun and awesomeness. We’ve curated eighteen of these from the deepest, darkest corners of the web, and we bring them to you so we can share a laugh.
1 It’s a good lesson.
Never judge a book by its movie. —J. W. Eagan
2 Rest well, book!
Why did the Romanian stop reading for the night? To give his Bucharest.
3 The difference is critical.
What’s the difference between a boring person and a boring book? You can shut the book up.
A guy walks into a library. Guy: Can I have a burger and some fries? Librarian: Sir, this is a library. Guy: Right, sorry. (whispers) Can I have a burger and some fries?
5 Riddle me this…
6 It’s so punny that it hurts.
I’ve been reading a book on antigravity. It’s so good I can’t put it down.
7 Get it?
What is Emily Dickinson’s favorite reindeer? Dasher.
8 When I think about books, I touch my shelf.
9 “He ain’t lion.”
10 This’ll keep you sharp.
Why did Shakespeare always write in pen?
Pencils were confusing to him. 2B or not 2B?
11 I have a question for you.
12 Keep calm.
Dinosaurs didn’t read. Now they’re extinct.
14 Bookworm goals.
You know you’re bookish when your bookmarks are smaller books.
15 Survival skills.
Feeling cold? Get a book! You’ll still be cold, but at least you’ll have a book.
16 Condescending Pun Dog has a point.
17 Admit it. You’ve felt this.
The feeling when you don’t want to put your book down because the characters might do something without you.