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What Kind of Reader Are You?

The idea for this discussion popped into my head when I was thinking back to the books I’d read while preparing for a tag (I haven’t technically been tagged to do it, but I got inspired, so why not?).

That’s when I realized I really had to think about it. I had to go on Goodreads to look at books I’d read and look back to my lists of read books back before I had a Goodreads account. When I looked at my account and at the lists, I noticed that many of the books I had totally forgotten about (at the moment anyway) were ones that I had absolutely adored at the time!

This led to the conclusion that I tend to obsess over books (I used suffer through book hangovers quite a bit) and then read a new book and… Well, I don’t forget about the book, but my love for it diminishes.

For example: Air Awakens by Elise Kova. When I had just finished reading it I rambled on and on about how amazing it was, how it reminded us that we are human and a bunch of deep stuff that I won’t get into here.

Those things are still true—that book does represent the humanity we all have, but thinking about it now doesn’t spark the warmth I felt towards it before and though the ideas the book brought upon me were important, I feel that the book itself hasn’t impacted me all that much.

The put it all into a sentence: I am not the type of reader who will read a book and have it impact me for eternity. (At least that hasn’t happened yet. I really hope it one day will. And there are still books that I like to reread.) I’m the type of reader who obsesses over a book for a period of time, and then moves on. (Okay, maybe that was two sentences. Or five.)

Anyway, that’s the type of reader I am. I know there are many other types of readers out there. I also know there are many book bloggers and booktubers who have a certain book or series that has really influenced or impacted them, so they would mention them often or recommend them to everyone.

So. What reader are YOU?

 

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2 thoughts on “What Kind of Reader Are You?

  1. interesting perspective! I find very hard to connect to a book to the point where it lingers with me for years. I’ve actually noticed that some of the ones that do stick with me and that I often think about are sometimes the ones I either didn’t agree with or where the story wasn’t worthy of a 5/5 on Goodreads for me. not sure what that says about my reading persona haha

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