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14 False Assumptions People Make About English Literature Students

Unlike the books we read, we’re not quite as easy to categorise. 

1. You love all books.

All of them.

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2. And you’ve read every book known to man.

Because you have no life outside of books or the library.

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3. You prefer characters to real people.

No. Although you won’t deny that you are still secretly upset that you didn’t get a Hogwarts letter.

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4. You spend all of your free time in the library.

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5. And you are also a member or host of a weekly book club.

The only friends you have are books or other people who want to talk about books. But that’s it.

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6. You know everything there is to know about every book that’s ever been published.

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7. You want a romance like those in the classics.

And nothing else will suffice.

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8. You’re a know-it-all when it comes to grammar.

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9. You’re a Dickens and Shakespeare fanatic.

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10. You say things like ‘Thou’ and ‘Forsooth’ in regular conversation.

You could, but you don’t.

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11. You will be more than willing to help with essays.

It starts with just reading a sentence and quickly escalates into reading the whole thing.

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12. You want to be an English teacher.

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13. Or the next J.K. Rowling.

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14. And you’re only doing an English degree to read and write all day.

This one’s completely fictional…

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