Charming as it seemed to me, to him it was serious. M prayed for better priorities and then decided to take a bike ride with his brother before settling down with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I'm proud of him.
His unquenchable thirst for words is a gift, but not one we'd want him to forsake relationships for.
Good books are better than a lot of people out there, though, so I can't say I really blame him.