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What Kind of Book Reader Are you?

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Brenna
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What Kind of Book Reader Are you?

Post by Brenna » Thu August 30th, 2012, 8:17 pm

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertai ... ide/56337/

I am a cross between a Bookophile and Sleepy Bedtime Reader.
Brenna

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Thu August 30th, 2012, 8:28 pm

I am the Bookophile, the Multi-Tasker, and the Sleepy Bedtime Reader.

(Except I don't usually read short stories. I read around three books at once.)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu August 30th, 2012, 8:29 pm

Thanks for sharing! :D

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Thu August 30th, 2012, 8:57 pm

I'm a cross-under, multi-tasker bed-reader, with an occasional snarky seasoning of the hate reader - there, I'm coming clean! :D

Thanks for posting Brenna :-)
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu August 30th, 2012, 10:46 pm

Oh, I'm just a common-or-garden bookophile...

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 30th, 2012, 11:23 pm

I am a cross-under, a multi-tasker, a delayed-onset reader, and a book buster. I've already busted a couple of kindles, too, although when I read in the bath, I seal it in a ziplock bag.

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Madeleine
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri August 31st, 2012, 9:29 am

I am a mixture of Book-buster (but without the destruction), Delayed Onset Reader #1, a Bookophile (natch), a Cross-Under, and a Multi-Tasker (although the most I have on the go at the same time would be 2 books).
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by Mythica » Fri August 31st, 2012, 9:30 am

None of those really describe me to a T. I'm a little bit of the Hate Reader, Multi-Tasker and Sleepy Bedtime Reader. But I don't hate everything I read, I just don't hold back on negatives reviews when I don't like a book. I am not quite as flighty as the Multi-Tasker but I will sometimes have two books on the go (usually one novel and one non-fiction because I'm not always in the mood for non-fiction). And I always read in bed before going to sleep but I also read at other times of the day.
The Book-Buster. Is your home strewn with books scattered about, this way and that, their pages turned, their covers folded over, their backs broken and their limbs splayed out on either side? You are a destroyer of books, but you love them so. Your spirit book character is Lennie of Of Mice and Men. You just want to hug the books, squeeze them tighter and tighter, you adore them so much, you really don't know you're hurting them. And then you've got a paperback with a huge chunk pulled out of it, or a first edition that's suddenly waterlogged from bath water. You take your books out into the sun and their pages bleach away to nothing, but you keep them anyway, because they are books and you love books. Suggested book-buster reads: Whatever you like, but buy a Kindle.
LOL this is not me at all but I know someone like this, I stopped lending her books when one of my favorites came back with folded pages and the spine so worn you couldn't read the title anymore. I would not recommend a Kindle for her though, she'd likely destroy it! I don't get people like this - another one of my friends will have a cell phone for 2 months before the screen is all scratched up.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri August 31st, 2012, 9:32 am

[quote=""Mythica""]None of those really describe me to a T. I'm a little bit of the Hate Reader, Multi-Tasker and Sleepy Bedtime Reader. But I don't hate everything I read, I just don't hold back on negatives reviews when I don't like a book. I am not quite as flighty as the Multi-Tasker but I will sometimes have two books on the go (usually one novel and one non-fiction because I'm not always in the mood for non-fiction). And I always read in bed before going to sleep but I also read at other times of the day.



LOL this is not me at all but I know someone like this, I stopped lending her books when one of my favorites came back with folded pages and the spine so worn you couldn't read the title anymore. I would not recommend a Kindle for her though, she'd likely destroy it! I don't get people like this - another one of my friends will have a cell phone for 2 months before the screen is all scratched up.[/quote]

I've got a friend like this too - she's basically walking chaos! Although when I've offered to lend her a book she's actually politely refused, saying that she'll probably drop it in the bath or get food on it, so at least she's honest and knows her shortcomings. I can't tell you how many mobiles she's been through :rolleyes:
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by fljustice » Fri August 31st, 2012, 2:50 pm

What fun! Definitely a Cross-Under and Multi-Tasker with a touch of the Chronological-Reader. I would have added Sleepy-Bedtime, but I deliberately try to use short stories or non-fiction for that. Novels keep me up all night.
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