Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A Writer's Words - What Type of Reader Are You?

Hocus Pocus and All That
Maureen L. Bonatch
What Type of Reader Are You?
It’s that time of year when we’re thinking about all our favorite foods that we tend to gorge on, or nibble on, all month long. But what kind of reading appetite do you have?

Readers. We may all love a good story, fangirl a little over our favorite author and occasionally have more books than friends (who needs them when you have books?), but we are all unique in the way we read. Just what type of reader are you?

Nibble or Gorge?
o I nibble and savor a story. I like sneak in little bits when I have a few minutes.
o I find a new author and buy ever other book they wrote.
o I devour books as fast as possible.

Use a Bookmark or Fold the Corner?
o I use a real bookmark with a print book.
o Any old scrap of paper, gum wrapper, napkin or string will do.
o I mark my territory on a book and fold down the corner.

Print book, eBook or Audiobook?
o Print books- I like to hold it in my hand.
o eBook- I like access to a ton of books in my reader
o Audiobook- I want to hear the characters.
o All of the above- if it’s a book, I’ll read it.

Nighttime, Seasonal, Holiday—or Anytime?
o I sneak in a few chapters before you falling asleep—or end up reading half the night.
o I usually read more on vacation, during holidays, or specific seasons of the year.
o I read any spare minute, even when I should be doing other things.

One Genre or The More the Merrier?
o I’m faithful to my favorite genre.
o I don’t discriminate I read many genres.
o I will read anything I can get my hands on—recipes, instructions, just give me words!

Does Size Matter?
o I like big books and I cannot like.
o Short and sweet are great to fit in my busy day.
o Size doesn’t matter if the story is good.

Buy, Borrow or Library?
o I must own all the books.
o I borrow from friends and family.
o To afford my reading habit, I use the library.

Persevere or Bail out?
o Even if the story drags, I hang on to see if it gets better.
o Have me at hello or I’m done.
o I have multiple books started and go from story to story when one gets slow.

What Type of Reader Are You?
Mostly 1’s? 2’s? or 3’s? Whether you are a Nibbling Nancy, a Methodical Melanie, or a Gorging Gloria No matter your reader style, or your score, you are fabulous—just like all readers.

Just how Big is Your—TBR List?

Post originally featured on the Here Be Magic Blog

© 2019 Maureen L. Bonatch All Rights Reserved
Maureen Bonatch grew up in small town Pennsylvania and her love of the four seasons—hockey, biking, sweat pants and hibernation—keeps her there. While immersed in writing or reading paranormal romance and fantasy, she survives on caffeine, wine, music, and laughter. A feisty Shih Tzu keeps her in line.