IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME
Oh, how I love giveaways. Oh, how I love winning stuff. Howeverrrr, I can't win anything from this one...
It's because I'm hosting it, Susan.
Yes, yes, you can enter it, Susan.
This giveaway is for all my fellow bookworms.
Oh, you want to enter it, Bob?
Well, head to my #bookstagram account (my handle is @thepaperbackgirl for you lovely daffodils that didn't know) and all the details will be in a giveaway post!
May the odds be ever in your favour!
NOW, THE TYPES OF READERS
There are so many.
And they're all different.
I'm fairly sure some of us, *ahem ahem*, most of us, have completely forgotten what kind of reader we are. I'm also fairly sure most of us never knew what kind of reader we were in the first place. Frightful.
I shall proceed to refresh your memory. Of course, I'm not going to list all 846217 types of readers, that'll just take me forever.
I'm going to narrow the list down to the 5 main types of readers. Which are...
1. Book Eaters
Book Eaters tend to DEMOLISH books. No, they don't eat them or rip them to shreds. They read like there's no tomorrow. They can't get enough of the goodness sandwiched between two covers. They read at least one book in two days, maybe even in one. And... wait for it... sometimes, they read more than one book at once. Seems 'devour' has a new definition in the bookworm dictionary.
SERIOUS REVIEWER ALERT. Nitpickers read books for the main reason of reviewing them later. Not a single drawback or impressive feature escapes their hawk eyes. Every tiny detail is caught and stored away to be used in an elaborate and thorough book review. The bar for analytical and accurate reviews has been raised.
Sponges take their own sweet time to read and finish a book. They never rush and make sure every letter in a book has been extracted of all its possible meaning and poured into a bottle full of words. Sponges then drink those words and absorb every last bit of them. Every sentence is savoured and 'ONE BOOK AT A TIME' is a rule that has to be abided, even if a ravenous dragon is standing right over their bookshelf. Did I mention that 'DNF-ing' is a word that has been wiped right out of their bookworm dictionaries?
4. Eternal Readers
This one is pretty self explanatory. Eternal Readers take almost forever to get through a book. Rushing is something they just can't do. But DNF-ing is. If they're bored, they'll put it down. Saves them a lot of precious time. But if they've finished, we'll know the book was GLORIOUS.
5. Lightning Readers
This one's pretty obvious, too. Lightning Readers race through books just to get a good idea about the plot, characters and writing style. They don't even need to DNF, they're done with a boring book in less than a second. Books are read from cover to cover in at least a day, or even a sitting if they're hooked. Talk about the speed of light.
SO, WHAT KIND OF READER ARE YOU?
I know I'm a Sponge. How do I know that, you ask?
Well, Bob, I took the quiz I made. (That's the one right there at the bottom).
You can find out which type of reader you are, too. Just solve the real life equivalents of the riddles Harry Potter faced in the third task of the Triwizard Tournament. The answer shall be given to you on an ornate silver platter. Or a flat, electronic screen. Which is really equally as nice, don't you think?
TAKE THE QUIZ
Your turn. So, what type of reader are you? Is it what you thought you were all along? Or did it come as a bit of a surprise?