Thursday, June 26, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

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What, in your opinion, is the definition of a “reader.” A person who indiscriminately reads everything in sight? A person who reads BOOKS? A person who reads, period, no matter what it is? … Or, more specific? Like the specific person who’s reading something you wrote?

When I ask someone if they are a reader, what I'm really asking is if they read a book more than say 4 times a year. Sometimes people roll their eyes at me like "Duh, how could anyone not be a reader" and then others, get what I mean, and answer "No, not so much". For a lot of the past several years of my life I would answer "I used to be, and wish I could be more so." These days I can proudly answer "Yes, I read almost everyday!"

So to me a reader is someone that actively seeks out books to read, most than once every season change. They don't wait for someone to insist they read a book and do it so they will stop bothering them.

What do you consider a reader?


  1. I love to see everyone's lists of books for 2008. It's so interesting to see the variety of stuff people read! Happy reading!

  2. Compared to some people, I'm considered a book nut, but I still wish I had more time in the day to read.

    Interesting book list. I haven't heard of most of the books on it.

  3. There have been times in my life when I read less than I do now, but I've always loved reading.

  4. Trixie- I agree! Even being the big time book researcher I am there are tons and tons of books I haven't heard about. I love looking at other people's lists!

    Sya- Me too! I read about an hour a day and compared to a lot of people I know, I'm obsessed. I also spent way too much time reading about books and buying books, when I should probably be reading the books themselves! In my Read in 2008 list you can see my transition from my graphic novel/comics to young adult fiction phase. With other stuff randomly thrown in!

    smilingsal- I think the only time I read more than I do now was when I was a little kid and it was summer time and I just found out about the reserve system at my library!

  5. Anonymous4:13 PM

    Hmmm...this is a good question. I guess there are degrees of readers.

  6. J Kaye- Yeah I just talked about it in the first way I thought of the word, but there are so many types of readers!

  7. I hear a lot of people say "Oh I am not much of a reader" and they through less than 5 books a year. I am known as the biggest reader in most of my circles - unless you count the online arena where certain bloggers make me look like a slacker!

  8. I like your answer, readers being people who take the initiative to read. :-)

  9. I like your definition!

    Yes, I decided to go ahead and do a giveaway quickly - I feel like I've won my fair share of book blog giveaways and want to give something back!

    I really enjoyed the Violet books - you'll have to let me know what you think of them. The third one is coming out in August, I think

  10. Lenore- Ditto! People think I'm obsessed with books but compared to a lot of bloggers it looks like i have a mild interest in books.

    Marie- Thanks :)

    skrishna- That's awesome! I was toying with the idea of giving away Twilight because I had really enjoyed it but it seems like everyone is giving a Stephanie Meyer book away, and I want to be somewhat original! And yeah, the 3rd Violet book is coming out in August, I'm hoping to have read the first two by then so I'm all ready!


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