Book lovers: What’s your reading personality?

What’s your reading personality? Are you an eclectic, serial, exacting or involved reader? Find out now by taking this fun, fast and not to be taken too seriously quiz. Seven questions in all.

  • Question of

    You’ve got an hour to spend in the bookstore/library, where do you start?

    • An hour in the bookstore – in my dreams!
    • Chat with the bookstore staff to find out what they recommend.
    • Bounce around from section to section browsing whatever looks good.
    • Check out my favorite authors to see if there’s anything new.
  • Question of

    What do you look for when choosing a book?

    • I usually choose books that have been recommended to me by friends.
    • The next book on my ‘to read’ list.
    • Something a bit different/unusual.
    • A book by one of my favorite authors.
  • Question of

    You’re in your local bookstore and you see that an author signing is scheduled for the following day. What do you do?

    • Put it on my calendar. I love to go to these things even if I’m not familiar with the author.
    • It looks interesting, but the chances are I just won’t have the time to go.
    • Check to see if it’s one of my favorite authors – if so, I’ll definitely try to go; otherwise probably not.
    • If I happen to be passing at that time I’ll probably drop in to see what’s going on.
  • Question of

    Which of these quotes appeals to you most?

    • “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus.
    • “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” – Henry David Thoreau.
    • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle
    • “Choose an author as you would a friend.” – Wentworth Dillon
  • Question of

    You’ve heard about a book that looks like it may be good, what do you do?

    • I’ll check it out online and try to read an excerpt and some more reviews, as too often books don’t live up to the hype.
    • If it’s an author I’ve enjoyed in the past I’ll probably just buy/borrow it without anymore research as I know I like the author.
    • I’ll probably spend some time asking friends/visiting websites to find out what others think of it – because half the fun of reading a good book is finding it in the first place!
    • I don’t have a lot of spare time so most of my information comes from a handful of reliable sources. If one of them says it’s good and it looks interesting I’ll probably buy/borrow it based on their advice.
  • Question of

    You’ve finished your last book, what do you do?

    • Check around house, there’s sure to be something interesting that I haven’t read yet.
    • Look up the list of books that I’ve been wanting to read and order one.
    • Call up a friend and see if they’ve got any books they can recommend/or can lend me.
    • Reread my favorites until I find a new book to enjoy.
  • Question of

    Your friend’s having a birthday party, and you’ve decided to give him/her a book; what do you get?

    • A book that’s a bit out of the ordinary, but I think he/she’ll enjoy.
    • A book by a new author I’ve just discovered (and maybe I can borrow it later!)
    • A current bestseller that I think will suit him/her.
    • A book that’s part of a series that I enjoy.


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