In this post from The Atlantic, they lay out many different types of readers, with descriptions and then offer suggestions. The post was so popular, they added a second part with more reader types. It was very fun to go through the entire list. I know people (both friends and patrons) who fit just about every type.
If you are reading this blog, at least one of these labels fits you. Now is the day to come clean. So for today's Monday Discussion, look through the types and confess your dirty little secret here.
Here are mine. From the first set, I settled on:
The Bookophile. More than reading, you just love books. Old ones, the way they smell, the crinkles and yellowing of the pages; new ones, the way they smell, too, the crispness, running your hands over a stack of them at the bookstore. You like books rescued from the street as much as signed first editions; you like drugstore paperbacks, you like hardcover new releases, you like it all. You just like books. To you, they are an object of beauty, and you would never, ever hurt them in any way. Suggested bookophile reads: Anything you can get your hands on. God, that's gorgeous, isn't it?But then on the second page of choices, I found my perfect diagnosis:
The All-the-Timer/Compulsive/Voracious/Anything Goes Reader. Wherever you go, whatever you do, there's a book with you. It doesn't matter what it is, really, so long as there are pages with words on them, or an e-reader with words on it. We can't really suggested anything here because you took it with you to the grocery store or subway or library or laundromat or coffee shop, and you're standing in line or sitting down and reading it right now.What about you?
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