According to an online poll I took recently (which means it has to be accurate right? Haha), I am an Eclectic Reader. When I read that at first I thought, I don’t read eclectic books all that often… What exactly does that mean? So I read the description and definition of an eclectic reader it became more clear to me that this really did describe my reading style.
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources:“her musical tastes are eclectic”synonyms: wide-ranging · broad-based · extensive · comprehensive ·
I choose books from most genres (although I haven’t explored Fantasy Fiction), of every length and by any author. My book list is definitely wide-ranging and comprehensive. The only pre-requisite I have for a book is that it sparks an interest in me. It then gets added it to my mile long “To Be Read” list on Good Reads. There are times when I will go on a Post Apocalyptic binge and read about the world ending in various different fashions. Some of my favorites are “The Stand” by Stephen King (Captain Trips anyone?) and “One Second After” by William Forstchen. Then my bipolar disorder (haha) takes over and I will read a bunch of ChickLit tear jerkers like “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes or “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. PS: “Me Before You” will make you ugly cry so my suggestion is to leave that book at home during your first vacation with a new boyfriend. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
Some of the other choices of book reader types were The Involved Reader and The Serial Reader.
The Involved Reader doesn’t just love to read, they love to read about books and research the stories. The Involved Reader loves the chase of finding new books and authors plus discussing them. They also love to be a part of a book club or start their own.
The Serial Reader usually sticks with their favorite author is highly unlikely to pick up a book by someone else. The Serial Reader also prefers not going to far out of their comfort zone when choosing a new book.
In writing this post, my first thought was does your reading style matter? I don’t think it matters per se, but it is fun to see if your reader type actually matches you. It’s kind of like reading your horoscope! It is a suggestion as to who you are, but we make our own choices about who we are and we can change that at any time. Personally, I see a little bit of myself in each of these reader types.
So which do you identify with? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Quiz Courtesy of BookBrowse.Com
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