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Sep 7 2012

Know Your Type!

by Jimmy L

What type of book reader are you? That’s what a recent article in The Atlantic Wire aimed to help you answer. Are you always starting a book with enthusiasm only to be distracted by another book and never finishing the first one? Then obviously, you pick up a third book and forget all about the second? If so, you may be a “promiscuous reader.” Or do you only have time to read for the 5 minutes before you fall asleep every day? If so, you may be a “sleepy bedtime reader.” But the types outlined in this article left a lot out, and an addendum was written with many other types, including my favorite type, “the Cat”: “Sometimes, if you’re lucky, your owner has left [a book] open, and you lie on top of it and let its smooth pages touch your whiskers.”

I think most readers are probably a combination of several categories. When reading through these, I really identified with being both a “book buster” and a “critic”. What type are you?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Veronica W September 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM

What absolute fun! Mostly I am an All-The-Timer/Compulsive/Voracious/Anything Goes Reader who is Hopelessly Devoted. It’s Complicated. Love the picture. My cat Quizzy loves books too, only she likes to hide between the jacket and the book when it’s facedown. (I know, shame on me)

Sarah September 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I am an all-the time, chronological, sleepy bed time reader! And my cat only likes books when I am actually reading them…

Joyce September 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

At night I think I am more of a Wind-down reader; I can read for a good 30 minutes before drifting off. Reading serves to wind down the evening and relax. As for my cats, I think they are more anti-reading; they lay on the book/paper/magazine I am reading as if to say, “Stop that and adore ME!”

Joseph M September 10, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Fun articles. I seem to fit into the Multi-tasker and All-the-Timer categories.

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