There’s a subtle difference between the book geek and the book snob. Book geeks have unabashed, passionate obsessions with eccentric niches, grammatical intricacies, and clever turns of phrase, and will rave until their puckered little mouths foam if you show even a hint of interest. They are prone to social awkwardness and can be found in used bookstores and dimly lit reading nooks everywhere. Book snobs, on the other hand, conspiratorially drop the names of the edgy contemporary authors they’ve been reading and the number of times they’ve read Milton/Flaubert/Joyce/Dostoevsky over expensive, foamy coffee.

You guessed it, continued on Young Germany.

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