A person’s reading style is as telling as any other personality trait. If you’re like me, your reading style probably has changed as you have gone through different phases of your life. In high school, I loved to read and I couldn’t get my hands on another book fast enough. In college, I think that I got burnt out by all of the assigned reading, so I rarely had a book of my choosing. In my twenties I spent all of my free time building my career and working on becoming a stronger teacher, so again, unless it was an assigned text, I didn’t have much time for reading. Now that I feel that I have come into my own as a teacher, feeling more confident and efficient in my planning, I have the time to dive into that ever-growing stack of “to-read” books.
So that tells you how I read, but not what kind of a reader I am; what are my tastes in novels and how does that impact my personality. It’s hard for me to pinpoint it, so I decided to go to the expert: the internet. I found a quiz online that tells you what type of reader you are. You can take it here!
Here are my results:
I agree with the results for the most part, but I do take a bit of an offense at the 69% “Book Snob.” It is true that I have stopped reading my fair share of novels when they have failed to capture my attention. I have no problem with this because I feel as though I have so many books that I want to read that if one doesn’t work for me, I have plenty of others to look forward to. Maybe that makes me a book snob. I agree that I am not a “Fad Reader,” but if I heard good reviews about a book that is getting a lot of notoriety in either social media or from friends’ words-of-mouth, I will give it a try. I rarely purchase a book without having read some type of review.
But no matter what type of reader you are, no matter how many titles you read or how quickly you read through them, the important part is to never quit. See, there’s that 88% “Dedicated Reader” for ya!