Sunday, November 19, 2006

Words, Words, Words

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Literate Good Citizen
Book Snob
Fad Reader
Non-Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz



A decade or so ago, I suspect I would have made obsessive-compulsive. I blame the internet for distracting me from my reading. I also find it highly amusing that the "how big is your to-read pile" question only goes up to "10." I think I deserve extra points for making it well into the triple-digits on that one.

I really can't argue with that description, though.

14 comments:

  1. hahahaha, I'm a non-reader. They didn't have any questions regarding text books.

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  2. Awww, you clearly need to do more pleasure reading. Come on down to my place, and I'll lend you books. :)

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  3. Literate good citizen! What does one have to do with the other?

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  4. Maybe they assume you read newspapaers and are informed enough to vote?

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  5. Thats actually the case, I think.

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  6. Girlfriend, I have pleasure books but no time to read them. Thanks for the offer tho!

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  7. Ah, well. If I had time I could lend you, I would, but I think that's a bit harder. :)

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  8. Man, what a flawed quiz. There were plenty, like the one about "which ones have you read all of?", that I could only sort of answer.

    Still, of the choices, Literate Good Citizen does seem about right for me. I always have a book I'm reading, but I'm struggling to get to my goal of 50 books for the year. (I have 7 left to go.)

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  9. Well, come on, have you ever seen any of these quizzes that weren't flawed? :) I just picked whichever list I'd read the most of for that question.

    So far this year, I've read... *does a quick count* Hmm, 118 books. That's not bad. In fact, I really think that ought to qualify me for "obsessive-compulsive bookworm." :)

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  10. That's something like two and a half books a week. How is such a thing even possible?

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  11. I got pegged as a 'book snob' -- but how does a social phobic cash in on 'social credit', anyhoo?...

    [Csztysan: former Soviet republic known mostly for its exports of chicken and acne medication...]

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  12. Fred: It's not at all difficult if you're a pretty fast reader, read a number of fairly short books, read as one of your primary leisure activities, and have long periods of time during your workday where your main task is just to hang around and wait for something to go wrong. Having no life doesn't hurt, either. :)

    Andrew: Over the internet, of course.

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  13. I, too, am a dedicated reader, and I agree with your observation that the pile of unread books only goes up to ten. I also disagree with "all over the place". I know exactly which three shelves hold my unread books.

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  14. We may be backed up on our reading, but at least we're organized about it!

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