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22nd Jun '17 1:38:38 AM PrincessPandaTrope
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Best Hedgehog", has its Sonic Says segment to be about this Aesop:
-->'''Sonic''': I love reading! Books can take you to far-away lands, and exotic places, or show how to see everyday things in a way cool way! [[NeverLearnedToRead Too bad some people have a problem learning how to read.]] If you know who has trouble reading, tell them to ask a teacher, or get help at a local library. All they have to do is ask. I'll tell ya, there's worlds of fun at reading!
** The last episode, "Sonically Ever After", has its Sonic Says segment to be about going to the library.
16th May '17 1:54:26 AM PaulA
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* In an out of print ''U.S.Acres'' book called 'Sir Orson to the rescue!', Orson was reading a book about King Arthur. Roy mocked that 'Reading is for nerds'. To get back at Orson for insulting him, Roy took the book while Orson and the chicks were sleeping. He thought of burying it in the woods, but then he read the rest of the story, Orson left off, then couldn't stop reading it.

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* In an out of print ''U.S.Acres'' ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' book called 'Sir Orson to the rescue!', Orson was reading a book about King Arthur. Roy mocked that 'Reading is for nerds'. To get back at Orson for insulting him, Roy took the book while Orson and the chicks were sleeping. He thought of burying it in the woods, but then he read the rest of the story, Orson left off, then couldn't stop reading it.



* As in the film version mentioned above, this aesop is a huge part of WilliamGoldman's ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. According to the book's [[spoiler:fictional]] narrative, the young Goldman was a hopeless sports nerd until The Princess Bride turned him into a passionate book-lover.

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* As in the film version mentioned above, this This aesop is a huge part of WilliamGoldman's Creator/WilliamGoldman's ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. According to the book's [[spoiler:fictional]] (fictional) framing narrative, the young Goldman was a hopeless sports nerd until The ''The Princess Bride Bride'' turned him into a passionate book-lover.
14th Apr '17 7:05:05 PM AndyLA
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* ''Anime/ReadOrDie''. The title sounds a bit {{Anvilicious}}, but the actual work get the message across quite well.

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* ''Anime/ReadOrDie''. The title sounds a bit {{Anvilicious}}, {{Anvilicious}} (even though it's mostly because Yomiko is a hardcore bookworm and a PaperMaster), but the actual work get the message across quite well.
18th Jan '17 2:01:44 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' there are few characters who don't love reading, and the most common form of magic is libriomancy, allowing items (and at higher levels, spells and powers) from books to be duplicated, allowing for all sorts of really cool scenes and ideas. This power only comes to passionate readers in the first place...
21st Nov '16 5:39:51 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Some books are like crack, and finding the right book is really fun.




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* Some books are like crack, and finding the ''right'' book is really fun (this tends to be the most realistic form of the trope).
21st Nov '16 5:36:52 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Read It and Weep" has Rainbow Dash laid up at a hospital with nothing to do. Twilight suggests a book, but Dash resists because "reading is for eggheads". Eventually she starts reading, and becomes enraptured with a story about AdventurerArchaeologist JustForFun/DaringDo. So much so that when she is discharged, she sneaks back into the hospital to finish the book. It helps that Twilight selected the right fiction genre, light adventure, to appeal to her.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Read It and Weep" has Rainbow Dash laid up at a hospital with nothing to do. Twilight suggests a book, but Dash resists because "reading is for eggheads". Eventually she starts reading, and becomes enraptured with a story about AdventurerArchaeologist JustForFun/DaringDo. So much so that when she is discharged, she sneaks back into the hospital to finish the book. It helps that Twilight selected Somewhat unusually, the right fiction genre, book in question is a modern-type light adventure, adventure novel, as opposed to appeal to her.the "classics" that this trope normally involves.
23rd Aug '16 3:25:48 AM MorganWick
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Read It and Weep" has Rainbow Dash laid up at a hospital with nothing to do. Twilight suggests a book, but Dash resists because "reading is for eggheads". Eventually she starts reading, and becomes enraptured with a story about AdventurerArchaeologist Daring Do. So much so that when she is discharged, she sneaks back into the hospital to finish the book. It helps that Twilight selected the right fiction genre, light adventure, to appeal to her.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Read It and Weep" has Rainbow Dash laid up at a hospital with nothing to do. Twilight suggests a book, but Dash resists because "reading is for eggheads". Eventually she starts reading, and becomes enraptured with a story about AdventurerArchaeologist Daring Do.JustForFun/DaringDo. So much so that when she is discharged, she sneaks back into the hospital to finish the book. It helps that Twilight selected the right fiction genre, light adventure, to appeal to her.
10th Jul '16 11:39:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' loves this aesop. The series has no less than two episodes dedicated to it and Ba Nee loves to read, which created an issue when she started to go blind (though an operation fixed that). One of the episodes is one of the most remembered episodes in the series since it's [[VillainEpisode Roxy centered]]. Roxy never learned to read and when she botched an appearance on live TV her bandmates (excluding Stormer) made fun of her. She leaves, coincidentally finds a winning lottery ticket, and decides to permanently leave the band. In the end she [[StatusQuoIsGod loses the cash and The Misfits drag her back]], partially due to her inability to read contracts. Ba Nee gives Roxy a book for beginner readers and we're shown Roxy to begin learning to read. This is given a reference in the season finale when [[spoiler:The Misfits come to Ba Nee's going away party]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' loves this aesop. The series has no less than two episodes dedicated to it and it:
** One of the main Starlight Girls is
Ba Nee Nee. She loves to read, which created an issue when she started to go blind (though an operation fixed that). One of the episodes that).
** "Roxy Rumbles"
is one of the most remembered episodes in the series since it's [[VillainEpisode Roxy centered]]. Roxy never learned to read and when she botched an appearance on live TV her bandmates (excluding Stormer) made fun of her. She leaves, coincidentally finds a winning lottery ticket, and decides to permanently leave the band. In the end she [[StatusQuoIsGod loses the cash and The Misfits drag her back]], partially due to her inability to read contracts. Ba Nee gives Roxy a book for beginner readers and we're shown Roxy to begin learning to read. This is given a reference in the season finale when [[spoiler:The Misfits come to Ba Nee's going away party]].party]].
** One episode has The Misfits and The Holograms going on a literature-themed treasure hunt where the prize is first-editions of books.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkOUOEwKCok Open A Book]]" is a song by a Jem and the Holograms song about reading.
26th Jun '16 9:06:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Books" parodies this trope. All Beast Boy and Cyborg learn is that reading is addictive and dangerous.
6th May '16 5:10:10 AM Jeduthun
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** The episode starring Creator/NeilGaiman provided a rare example of an {{Aesop}} in favor of reading graphic novels: they inspire Sue Ellen to be creative and try her hand at writing and illustrating her own work.
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