Hey everyone! Thanks to an awesome former professor of mine, I learned of this fun infographic by Laura E. Kelly, which discusses the various classifications of book lovers.
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Of course, us bookworms can fit into many of these categories! As for me, these are the ones that I relate to the best:
The Book Worshipper: One of the biggest turn-offs about e-readers to me is the lack of presence. I want to see my books accumulate and proudly display them on my shelves. Sure, tablets would be great for textbooks or those self-help tomes that you’d rather not advertise, but I’ve always wanted my own library with floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving and plenty of comfy spots to read. Talk about paradise!
The Chronological Reader: I’d like to think I’m a pretty loyal person, and when it comes to reading, there’s no exception. I feel compelled to finish a novel or series, even when it’s obvious that my time would be better spent elsewhere. Much like a long-term relationship, reading is an investment to me, and I hate giving up early. But just like you shouldn’t stay with Mr. or Ms. Wrong for the sake of staying, sometimes I need to learn when to walk away from a crappy book.
The Comfort Reader: I’ve already discussed my most beloved books of all time, which I do like returning to every now and then. I’m not the typical Re-Reader, but sometimes you just need to open up an old favorite for a pick-me-up, you know? Most of the time, I don’t bother with the whole story and just turn to my fav parts. (Also applies to reading manga!)
The Cross-Under: I’d imagine a bunch of readers fall under this term! With Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games–among many, many other series–there’s a ton of adults falling in love with young-adult fiction. YA is no different than other fiction: a lot of it sucks or is plain mediocre, but there’s also some amazing works of literature out there! So don’t judge people for reading something not traditionally targeted toward their demographic!
So what type of reader are YOU? Share your thoughts in the comments!