Extreme reader

Extreme Reader

Woman reading a book under the covers by booklight

Extreme Reader

Award yourself this merit badge when you have completed at least 4 of the suggested requirements listed below.


Someone has said to you at least once, “Turn off that light and go to sleep. Don’t make me come in there.”


You finished a book sitting in the bathroom because you didn’t want the light to bother a significant other.


You own more than one book light. I think our household’s current count is 7, but I could probably lay my hands on only 3.


You left clothes home in order to take more books on vacation.


Your TBR (to-be-read) pile doubles as a piece of furniture.


You’ve left a bookstore or library thinking your collection is more extensive, and better organized.


The first thing you do when moving to a new town is to find the library. Then you worry about non-essentials like schools, grocery stores, gas stations, and fire, police, and ambulance.


The first gift you buy for a newborn is a book.


When the clerk asks for your debit card, you automatically hand them your library card because it’s the most accessible one in your wallet.


You can read a book’s bar-coded ISBN number faster than the scanner can.