14 Literary Quizzes to Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

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Do you love indie bookstores? Then take these bookish quizzes!

Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Do you like independent bookstores? I love them! Some of my favorites are the Harvard Bookstore in Boston, the Tattered Cover in Denver, Brazos bookstore in Houston, and of course BookPeople in Austin 🙂 I try to visit indie bookstores as often as I can!

I am very excited about Independent Bookstore Day, and I have compiled some of my favorite quizzes to celebrate. Comment below and let me know what you get!

The Bookstore Test
– If you’ve read this far, I can only imagine that you like browsing bookstores as much as I do. If so, this quiz is for you! It’s a scenario quiz where you imagine browsing a bookstore, and at the end you get a personality result.

What You’ve Got Mail Character Are You?
– It may seem odd to feature a movie quiz so highly on a list about book quizzes, but I just love how well You’ve Got Mail captures the magic of independent bookstores. Yes, the big chain still wins in the end, but this movie is a must see for all indie bookstore fans. So the quiz is also a must take 🙂

What Kind of Book Are You?
– If you are an avid reader, you probably have your favorite genres – even if you read very widely. Does this quiz accurately predict what kind of fiction book you are? Take it and let me know!

What Banned Book Are You?
– Have you ever read a banned book? I didn’t think I had until I started doing research on them. A lot of books have been banned and challenged. Take this quiz to discover which banned book you should read.

Are You a Hardcover Book or a Paperback Book?
– I love a well stocked bookstore where I actually get to choose between hardcover and paperback. I’ve noticed my local Barnes & Noble has really stopped carrying most hardcovers now. Which one do you prefer? Take this quiz to see if your outcome matches your preference!

Are You a Bookworm?
– Do you consider yourself a bookworm? If you are saying “no,” you may be surprised after taking this quiz. I based it more on book reading habits than on how many books you read. You may be surprised to discover your inner bookworm!

Are You As Well Read as Rory Gilmore?
– One of my ultimate favorite shows is the Gilmore Girls, and one of the things I love most about it is how widely Rory Gilmore reads. Take this quiz to see how many of Rory’s books you have read. It’s also just a great reading list 🙂

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Are you a voracious reader? Or are you more of an occasional reader? Take this quiz to see what kind of book lover you are.

What Bridget Jones Character Are You?
– I couldn’t write this list without including a quiz for one of my favorite books! I love both the Bridget Jones movie and book. They are both good in their own way, and I think you’ll enjoy this quiz if you are a fan of either.

Are You Fiction or Non-fiction?
– When it comes to books, are you more of a “truth is stranger than fiction” or ” good fiction is the truth inside the lie” type? Take this quiz to find out! (And yes, this same model was featured in an above quiz. I guess she reads a lot.)

Which Bennet Sister Are You?
– While I love a good modern novel, I am also a diehard Jane Austen fan. Take this quiz to see which young lady from Pride and Prejudice you are most like.

What’s Your Literary Name?
– What name inspired by literature best suits you? Take this quiz to find your literary name. (And just keep trying until you get a name you like!)

The Bookshelf Test
– We book lovers don’t just stop at obsessing over books. We also obsess over bookcases and bookshelves! Take this quiz to see what your ideal bookshelf says about you.

How Well Read Are You?
– Do you feel like you’re exceptionally well read? Take this quiz to see how well read you really are! Is there a book that should be included on this quiz? Let me know by commenting below.


6 Quizzes for Book Lovers Day

Happy Book Lovers Day! Do you love to read? If you are anything like most Blogthings fans, I bet you do. Even though we all have different taste in books, I notice that we are all readers. I personally like to read a little of everything, and I definitely wear out my library card.

If you like books at all, then celebrate Book Lovers Day with me today. No time to read a book? No problem! Take these book centric quizzes below:

What Kind of Book Are You? – Do you enjoy reading fiction? What kind of fiction book are you most like? Take this quiz to learn what kind of book you are.

The Bookstore Test – I love to hang out in bookstores (rip Borders!), and this quiz is inspired by my love of book browsing. Enjoy a virtual bookstore trip, and see what your browsing habits say about you.

Are You a Hardcover Book or a Paperback Book? – What is your preferred form of reading? I strongly prefer hardcovers for books I want to keep forever. Otherwise, library ebooks are my jam. Take this quiz to see if you are a hardcover or paperback book. (And maybe I threw ebook in there too!)

What Type of Book Are You? – This is another quiz to tell you what sort of book you are, but this one encompasses both fiction and nonfiction. Take this quiz to see where you fall.

Are You a Bookworm? – How much of a book lover are you? This is the perfect quiz for Book Lovers Day! Take this quiz to discover your bookworm score.

What Kind of Reader Are You? – What sort of reader are you most like? Take this quiz to learn of you’re an eclectic, occasional, niche, or voracious reader!


Which Bennet Sister Are You?


Are you a big Jane Austen fan? I definitely am, and I try to write as much Jane Austen based quizzes as I can. Despite Blogthings having quite a few Jane Austin quizzes, I was remiss in writing a Pride and Prejudice based quiz. Until today!

While I can’t say that I have a favorite Jane Austen work, Pride and Prejudice is a book I love to revisit again and again. The world of the Bennet sisters is just too compelling to ignore, and given how many movies and series have been based on the book, I suppose others agree 🙂 If you are looking for a little Pride and Prejudice kick, then check out my latest quiz: Which Bennet Sister Are You?

Take the quiz, and let me know what you get. Does it match who your favorite Bennet sister is?


Should You Eat, Pray, or Love?

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Are you still getting back to normal after the holidays? I know that I am having trouble getting back into my routine. I thought I would bounce right back this year after having a pretty chill holiday, but it’s proving more difficult than I thought. I even slept through the alarm today, which is very rare for me. Mr. Blogthings and I were both feeling a little under the weather during the holidays, and now it’s very cold here. Needless to say, I could use a pick me up 🙂

When I need a little emotional lift, I like to read an inspiring book or watch an inspiring movie. I think that Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert definitely fits in this category for sure. I know that not everyone liked this book or film, but most of us have at least heard of it… which makes it the perfect subject for a quiz! I like the broad theme of Eat Pray Love, which is all about self-discovery and taking a break from the drudgery of life. I’d like to think that I can find smaller ways of accomplishing that than uprooting myself for a year!

In the spirit of Eat Pray Love, I present a quiz that can help you figure out what little thing you can do to make yourself feel better. After all, we can all eat a nourishing meal, pray / meditate / journal, or show some love to someone. Which one should you do? Should you Eat, Pray, or Love? Let me know what you get, and if you think your result is a good fit!

Discussion question: Did you read Eat Pray Love or see the movie? What did you think of it?

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Quiz: What Kind of Book Are You?

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If you were a book, what kind of book would you be?

Is anyone planning on doing some summer reading? I am, although I have no idea what I want to read. (Give me suggestions in the comments, please!) I love to read every time of year, but I think we book geeks can agree that there is something special about this season. It’s cool to be reading along when everyone is getting excited about reading again. And since I somehow escaped mandatory summer reading in public school, I don’t have any negative associations with picking up a book on a hot day. (I do it inside in the A/C – Texas is too warm for outdoor summer reading!)

I love reading so much. Like many of you, I don’t read as much as I’d like, but when I do, I get completely absorbed in what I’m reading. I’m currently about halfway through an annotated copy of Emma by Jane Austen – a book that I still can’t believe I haven’t read yet. I love to read it at night after work or during a lazy weekend day. I’m especially into annotations because it means I can disconnect from the internet and just read… without having the urge to look anything up.

I don’t know if I have a favorite genre of book, but in general, I like classic or literary fiction. What about you? Take What Kind of Book Are You? and let me know what you get. And if you have any book or series recommendations for me, I’d love to hear them!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Kind of Book Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Are you planning on doing any summer reading? What are you looking forward to reading?
  3. Help! What book would you recommend for me to read? I like to read all sorts of things, and I’m kind of behind in picking things out this summer.
  4. Do you have a favorite reading spot? What’s it like?

New Quiz: The Bookshelf Test – Learn What Your Bookshelf Says About You

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What does your book collection say about you?

Does your book collection mean a lot to you? If you’re like many of the Blogthings fans I’ve talked to recently, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” It turns out that we’re a pretty literary bunch, and we love to read all sorts of things. I suppose it makes sense, since taking quizzes involves reading too, and I love how we all share our bibliophilia (and sometimes even bibliomania) with one another.

My book collection is one of my most prized possessions. It’s ebbed and flowed over the years, as I’ve moved around a lot and had to part with more of it than I’d like. Still, it remains special to me and pretty current too. If you come over to my house and browse through my books (I have several cases), you’ll really learn what I’m all about. I have old books and new books, unread books and read books, fiction and nonfiction… I like to have a mix of everything around because I’ll never know what I feel like reading.

In this age of instant digital books, it may seem a bit silly to have a physical book collection around. I disagree. I find that paper books are a great way to unplug from the world. They can’t run out of batteries or fizzle out on you. I also find browsing books to be a lot more relaxing when I’m actually looking at print titles. I don’t know about you, but my ebook collection is sort of an exercise in digital hoarding. My print collection is a lot more selective.

If you love your book collection as much as I do, I think you’ll enjoy The Bookshelf Test. I tried to imagine all the different sorts of reading personalities I could think of, and I imagined what their bookshelves would look like. (Or bookcases if you’re a hardcore collector.)

Take The Bookshelf Test, and let me know what your outcome is. Does it describe your reading style? Are you a big book collector?

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Friday Five: Bookworm Edition

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Do you love to read? Weigh in below!

Hello! Welcome to another the Friday Five. I’ve been having so many lovely discussions with many of you about books that I felt inspired to do a book edition of the Friday Five. I’m so delighted to hear that many of you are fellow avid readers. I hope all of the readers in the group with join in and enjoy this very literary Friday Five. I even picked out some bookish gift cards to randomly give away to someone.

Without further ado… here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment 🙂

Friday Five – Bookworm Edition

  1. What book(s) are you currently reading?
  2. What’s the last great book you read that you can recommend without reservation?
  3. How do you get most of your books? New bookstore? Ebooks? Used bookstore? Library? Friends?
  4. If you were going to write a book, what kind of book would it be?
  5. What Kind of Book Are You? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?

New Quiz: Are You a Print Book or an Ebook?

Are you a print or digital reader?
Are you a print or digital reader?

Anyone who visits my house knows I love to read. Mr. Blogthings and I have huge bookcases full of books, and we also have fairly big ebook collections. I don’t read nearly as much as I should (it never sounds like it’s going to be as fun as it actually is), but I still would list reading as one of my favorite pastimes. Reading is such an amazing way to enrich one’s life, and I firmly believe that you can’t be a good writer (even a quiz writer) without a hardcore reading habit.

I think many of you must agree, because you’ve requested more reading quizzes for Blogthings in 2013. I’m happy to comply! I wish we had more reading quizzes, but it’s been difficult for me to think of actual ideas. I don’t want to do individual based books because we all have different taste, but I definitely want to have more literary quizzes.

My latest quiz, Are You a Print Book or an eBook?, is an attempt to get a bit more reading love into Blogthings. I personally thought this was an interesting topic since I’m on the fence, and others seem to agree. Lots of strong opinions about this one! I own both print and ebooks in droves. My print books are my very special collection – favorites from over the years, classics I aspire to read, and rare little finds I’ve picked up in my travels. My ebook collection is a bit more general. I tend to use ebook buying for impulse purchases… as well as those guilty pleasure reads I might not want to showcase on my bookshelf 😉

So let me know, which are you: Are You a Print Book or an eBook?, I’m also curious to know what sort of reading / literary quizzes you’d like to see on Blogthings.


The Book Test

Are you a bibliophile? I think there’s two types of people in this world… those of us who love books, and those of us who say we love books 😉 I think we book lovers know deep down that we are the real deal, because we are downright addicted to everything bookish. I can’t pass a row of books without looking to see what’s included, and forget about bookstores. I can definitely spend hours in those. Libraries too.

So yes, I am definitely in the first category – I am a total bibliophile. I am the happiest in my life when I have a lot of time for reading. Of course, sometimes I get into a reading slump, but usually I am in the middle of a half dozen books or so 🙂 I love relaxing on the weekends with a good book. I also think that what kind of books you’re drawn to says a lot about you as a person. Do you agree?

Whether you love reading or wish you read more, I think quizzes can be a great way to get back into the swing of things. I don’t know about you, but just thinking about books makes me want to read. I’m inspired by the books I’ve loved, the books I’m dying to read, and yes, even the books I own that I can’t seem to get through. I’m also inspired by other book lovers. And I was hoping to spark some reading inspiration today with a new quiz.

Take my latest quiz: The Book Test in order to learn about your personality through the lens of how you see books. This is a scenario or oracle quiz, which means you go through the quiz picturing a scenario – and you find out what it says about you.

What do you get on The Book Test? Comment below and let me know! Would you like to see more scenario quizzes like this one?