12/14/2011 12:50 pm ET

An Ode To Book Nerds: Jason Pinter's Twitter Tag, #booknerd

They thumb through page-turners excitedly while other kids whisper and pass notes during silent reading time. They consider SparkNotes supplemental. They bring their books to lunch, on the bus and to rivalry football games (nothing wrong with sneaking in a few pages during halftime). Here's to the book nerds.

Thriller writer, literary agent and columnist Jason Pinter created a #booknerd hashtag on Twitter, and followers responded with stories of broken glasses and working as library aides in 140 characters or less: