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!
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!