Quiz: What’s your reading personality?

I found a cool quiz online, that helps you figure out your reading personality. Are you an eclectic reader skipping between genres? Or are you more of a serial reader or an involved reader? With just 7 questions you can find out here!

  1. You’ve got an hour to spend in the bookstore or library, where do you start?
    • Bounce around from section to section browsing whatever looks good
    • Check out my favorite authors to see if there’s anything new
    • An hour in the bookstore – in my dreams
    • Chat with the bookstore staff to find out what they recommend
  2. What do you look for when choosing a book?
    • Something a bit different/unusual
    • A book by one of my favorite authors
    • The next book on my ‘to read’ list
    • I usually choose books that have been recommended to me by friends
  3. You’re in your local bookstore and you see that an author signing is scheduled for the following day. What do you do?
    • If I happen to be passing at that time, I’ll probably drop in to see what’s going on
    • Check to see if it’s one of my favorite authors – if so, I’ll definitely try to go; otherwise probably not
    • It looks interesting, but the chances are I just won’t have the time to go
    • Put it on my calendar. I love to go to these things even if I’m not familiar with the author
  4. Which of these quotes appeals to you the most?
    • “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus
    • “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” – Henry David Thoreau
    • “Choose an author as you would a friend.” – Wentworth Dillon
    • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
  5. You’ve heard about a book that looks like it may be good, what do you do?
    • I don’t have a lot of spare time so most of my information comes from a handful of reliable sources. If one of them says it’s good and it looks interesting I’ll probably buy/borrow it based on their advice.
    • I’ll check it out online and try to read an excerpt and some more reviews, as too often books don’t live up to the hype.
    • If it’s an author I’ve enjoyed in the past I’ll probably just buy/borrow it without anymore research as I know I like the author.
    • I’ll probably spend some time asking friends/visiting websites to find out what others think of it – because half the fun of reading a good book is finding it in the first place.
  6. You’ve finished your last book, what do you do?
    • Check around house, there’s sure to be something interesting that I haven’t read yet.
    • Reread my favorites until I find a new book to enjoy.
    • Look up the list of books that I’ve been wanting to read and order one.
    • Call up a friend and see if they’ve got any books they can recommend/or can lend me.
  7. Your friend’s having a birthday party, and you’ve decided to give him/her a book; what do you get?
    • A current bestseller that I think will suit him/her.
    • A book by a new author I’ve just discovered (and maybe I can borrow it later!)
    • A book that’s part of a series that I enjoy.
    • A book that’s a bit out of the ordinary, but I think he/she’ll enjoy.

Apparently, I’m an all-rounder. Which I kind of expected, to be honest. Because my answers place me in three different personalities:

  • Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you’d like – so you’re very particular about the books you choose.
  • Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin and eagerly await the next in the series.
  • Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You’re open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.

So what is your reading personality? And do you agree? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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