25 Literary Pick Up Lines

I was procrastinating on Tumblr and I found this gem that I just had to share. The story goes that a dating website for bookworms was launched called ALikeWise, they match people based on the books they like, and Flavorwire came up with 25 literary pick up lines for members to use. Do you see why I have to share this?

  1. I’ll be a Jane around the house but a Bertha in bed.
  2. Wait until you see the size of my… Philip K. Dick library.
  3. Just like James Joyce, I know how to make a girl go, “yes I said yes I will Yes.”
  4. I’m a classic Horatio Alger story — namely, Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward.
  5. You’re so hunky, you must be hiding a rapidly aging portrait somewhere in your attic.
  6. I wasn’t a big fan of “Eat” or “Pray,” but there ain’t nothin’ wrong with “Love.”
  7. Girl, you’re so flawless, even James Wood couldn’t find anything to criticize.
  8. Hey, baby, the sun is not the only thing that also rises.
  9. I know why the caged bird sings — because I’m that good, that’s why.
  10. I love the way you fill out an Amazon wishlist.
  11. Do you know how I can contact Sherlock Holmes? Because I need to solve the mystery of how to win your heart.
  12. Good fences make good neighbors — except when that neighbor looks like you.
  13. Naked Lunch, anyone?
  14. Welcome to my apartment — or, as the ladies like to call it, The Joy Luck Club.
  15. How about you and I re-write The Story of O together?
  16. Will you be the Tropic of Cancer to my Delta of Venus?
  17. I would endure a Dan Brown novel, if that’s what it took to win your heart.
  18. You know Bookslut? They named it after me.
  19. I’m looking for a Malcolm Gladwell fan who can get me over the tipping point in the blink of an eye.
  20. We could make such a beautiful library together.
  21. I hope you’re one of the best minds of my generation, because I’d sure like to see you naked.
  22. Forget the New Yorker. You’d make my 20 Under 40 list any day.
  23. Single white female seeks Brooklyn-dwelling Jonathan for coffee-shop work dates, long walks in Prospect Park, baby-making.
  24. Little-known fact: The Sound and the Fury wasn’t named after Macbeth — it was inspired by a night with me.
  25. I finished Infinite Jest. Wanna bone?

Can you think of any of your own and which ones from this list would you consider using, either as a joke or seriously?

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