Saturday, December 09, 2006

dedicated reader and a plug for WORDS OF A FEATHER

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Literate Good Citizen

Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm

Book Snob

Fad Reader


What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz

hmmm -- it's not showing the red for each of the different things -- so i'll just tell you.

i'm about 80% on the dedicated reader scale

i'm about 90% on the literate good citizen scale
about 75% on the obsessive compulsive bookworm scale
about 65% on the book snob scale
about 10% on the fad reader scale and
0% on the non-reader (surprise, right?)

i think the only reason it says i'm a book snob is that on the list of books where you are supposed to have read ALL of the books in one list, the only one that i'd read 4 of the 5 was the one that had: Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations, The Great Gatsby

i have NOT read Moby Dick (i'm sorry, was never on the required reading lists....). i read the other books in school. i've read the great gatsby twice. i've read wuthering heights twice too. and i do like Literature (in my head i said that in a very english accent). but i don't read it all the time by any means.

and, like deb, i DO think that the world would be a better place if more people read a lot of books.

when i'm deeply depressed or upset in some way, i read books. i lose myself in them. in my freshman year of college, my boyfriend of 2 years broke up with me in a REALLY bad way. my mom came up to college and brought koko (see last post) and Lonesome Dove - she knew i'd need a book that was big and thick and also good. i enjoyed it. it probably wasn't a book i'd have gotten otherwise - well, maybe. but, it's just an example. and i do almost always have more than one book going. especially if i'm reading something scary.

speaking of books -- i will have to write a much bigger post about this, but i just got sent the most wonderful book by another author i know (it's really quite surprising to me how many authors i know). it's called Words of a Feather by Murray Suid (each of those underlines are a different link). it really is a fun book that looks at the etymology of words - some of them are excellent to use with primary grade kids, others are probably more for the high school set. if you like words, you will absolutely adore this book! it is a GREAT book to get someone for christmas!!!!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Oh I love The Great Gatsby! I've read it tons of times. Something about that era strikes me. I must have had a past life in that time. Anything classic is best with me. I can't get into new stuff so much.

I miss reading books. I haven't got to read a regular book since September. Something about not studying makes me feel guilty.

I loved this post, Kristen!