What Kind of Reader Are You?

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Most Blogthings users agree that there is nothing more comforting than curling up with a good book. And of course, I agree. Every time I sit down to read, I wonder why I don’t just read all the time. (Well, I know the answer, but I wish I could read all the time.) Lately I’ve been revisiting the Little House series – a collection of books I loved throughout my childhood. Those books about life on the frontier are perfect for cold winter nights.

I’m also reading a hilarious book that I got from the library called Where’d You Go, Bernadette? I won’t give too much of the plot away, but I’ll just say it’s a hilarious commentary on modern society. It’s a satire, mystery, and even epistolary novel all wrapped into one. If you’re the type of person who gets bored easily when you read, then I recommendWhere’d You Go, Bernadette?. It’s very fun and fast moving 🙂

Another book I definitely recommend is the Goldfinch. I know that some people didn’t like it, and I have to admit that I was skeptical of it at first. Wow, was I wrong! Thankfully, I saw many Blogthings users discussing the Goldfinch online, and I knew I had to give it a go. Even though the Goldfinch is quite long, I was immediately hooked on the first page. I couldn’t put it down, and for that reason, it felt like it went by in a flash!

What about you? Do you like to read? Discover your reading personality with my latest quiz: What Kind of Reader Are You?

Discussion questions: What sort of books do you enjoy reading? What is the best book that you read lately?

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11 replies on “What Kind of Reader Are You?”

You Are an Eclectic Reader

You will read almost anything, and you think the best gems are discovered randomly. You are curious about books.
Of all the types, you are the most likely to spend time browsing a bookstore, especially one with used and rare books.

Your taste is varied, but if you had to say, it’s pretty far outside the mainstream. You don’t like anything too predictable.
You appreciate experimental writing and writing that challenges you. You prefer books that make you grow, even if you they are more difficult to read.

I hate when people ask me what my favorite genre is because…I don’t know! I love all types, but predominantly, I like to read stories with an amazing plotline and make you think.

I got “You Are an Eclectic Reader”, and it’s partly true–I do love a bookstore, can lose hours in one! And I do like books that make me think, for sure. But I actually don’t like experimental fiction at all, and I am a HUGE rereader (duh!), mostly in genre fiction. (Mysteries, fantasy, romance…yeah, but they are fun and comforting!)

I loved the Little House books, but the children’s books I’m more likely to reread as an adult are by Noel Streitfeld (the “Shoes” books) and Edgar Eager. 🙂

Oh, and I read a lot more new non-fiction than new fiction–I’m not very adventurous in fiction, but I’ll read anything non-fiction that sounds interesting, and almost everything does!

Oh I can relate to that! I know I will never get through my nonfiction list… and everything does sound interesting 🙂

I have more misses with fiction for sure. I’ve been relying on friends recommendations lately. I just discovered Wallace Stegner (so yes, not very adventurous either), and I’m really getting into his writing.

I am an eclectic reader. I often find that the books I want to read are no longer in print, which is very frustrating. I have picked up some gems in second-hand shops and antiquarian book shops, though. Social history and social psychology are my main reads these day, although I do read other things; fiction, biography and poetry, etc. Reading keeps me sane in a world that’s very insane sometimes.

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