What Kind of Reader Are You?

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Check the numbers that apply to your reading style . . .

  1. Read everything in sight.
  2. Read only what is necessary.
  3. Avoid reading at all costs.
  4. Look more at the pictures than the words.
  5. Look for books with new ideas.
  6. Mainly read one type of genre to the exclusion of others.
  7. Children’s books are it!
  8. Comics, Cliff  Notes, Reader’s Digest – the shorter the better.

My reading style has been each of the above at various times in my life.  Mainly though I’ve been a “Read everything in sight” kind of gal with #’s 5, 6 and 7 all being equally true at  the same time. . . . I remember many times (in my 1st childhood) hiding under the bed or under the covers while in bed with a flashlight and book that I just had to finish that night! . . . .  I remember many times as a mom when I had to place my book in the trunk of the car so I wouldn’t stay up all night reading. . . . I remember when we lived in England my kiddos and I read ALL the books from the Children’s Section.

What kind of reader are you? And have you changed as you’ve grown older?

The past 7  years I’ve been a #2, “Read only when necessary” and even #3, “Avoid reading at all costs.” If I thought about it, I was sad that books no longer held a prime spot in my thinking. I was sad that I no longer enjoyed new ideas, learning for fun, or creative word usage. I thought it was my new norm.

But now I think it’s because my energies were going elsewhere: healing/grieving from a divorce + working outside the home for the first time in decades + earning my BA and then MA. It’s been 7 months since I finished grad school, and like the spring plants that are putting out their new shoots, I, too, am putting out new shoots of desire to READ again!

During Lent I read books about Jesus. If it had the word Jesus in the title, it was a candidate. But now what do I read? I feel overwhelmed with what to choose. I am soooooo behind in reading.

I am going to give myself a reading challenge to help me narrow the field. Maybe you’ll join me. Come back Monday for more info.

But before you go, be sure to comment on what kind of reader you are and if that has changed over the years. You could also tell us a book-related memory.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brenda  |  . at .

    Why am I just now finding out that you have a blog? I don’t know how I missed this!

    I am reader #1. Its hard for me to listen to people when there is something interesting to read in front of me. I read everywhere and all the time. Its my very favorite thing to do and I love reading online most of all these days.


  • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

    I love reading online too. A common phrase is “Let me Google that!” I tend to lose all track of time when I am researching something. And there is always something to research!

    It is hard for me to understand why people don’t read all the info in front of them like the church bulletin or flyers in the church bathrooms for ladies. 🙂

    Glad you found me. I enjoy your blog. It has such interesting material!



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