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Bookworm is a mental trait featured in The Sims 3.

Bookworms have a passion for reading that surpasses their other desires. They also tend to become good writers.


  • Bookworms can read faster than other Sims.
  • They have more fun reading than other Sims.
  • Sims can write higher quality novels than other Sims.
  • Teenage and child Sims can finish their homework 27.8% faster.
  • Provides a bonus to Sims writing in the Vaudeville genre.
  • NPCs with this trait are attracted to the following lot assignments: Library and Bookstore.
  • Bookworms can join a Book Club and receive a new book every Wednesday for a one-time fee.
  • Bookworms prefer watching the history channel on the television.

Related Skills[]

Possible Lifetime Wishes[]

  • Illustrious Author
  • Professional Author
  • Star News Anchor
  • World Renowned Surgeon

Player Notes[]

  • Bookworm Sims get environmental boosts from being in a room containing a bookcase.
  • Bookworm Sims will gain skills faster while reading skill books.
  • Bookworm Sims will write faster than other Sims.
  • Bookworm Sims will tend to read books autonomously more often than other sims.
  • Very handy if career involves Political, Medical, or stay-at-home author.
  • Bookworm Sims are inclined to accept gifts earlier in a relationship if it's a book.
  • Bookworms strongly benefit from undertaking a Communications major while studying at college.[TS3:UL]

Examples of Sims who are Bookworms[]

Bebe Hart, Bob Newbie, Agnes Crumplebottom,

See also: Category:Bookworms