Hello everybody, I have been noticing something that I find a mixture of interesting and funny. I know everyone has their own style when it comes to reading, whether it by genres you like, frequency, speed, whatever it may be. But what I have noticed in my family is the way people see themselves as readers and the way they actually read (judged by me).
I’ll start with me.
The obsessive reader. I may be similar to most of you that have blogs, I read everyday no exceptions.My boyfriend Matt likes to make fun of me when I bring a book to go grocery shopping….You never know when you might be stuck waiting. I give myself goals and push myself to read more in volume and diversity.
The average reader. This most people. They read when the mood hits or for a book club. A lot of times they are looking at best sellers lists. Or perhaps when I hound them to read something I think is amazing. I would guess these people read 10 plus books a year.
The sleepy reader. Remember the boyfriend I mentioned earlier, Matt, he is the reason this category exists. Always saying they “should” read more. But he picks up a book and in less than 10 pages he will be snoring…..Also no exceptions.
The retired reader. You would think I mean that people retire have lots of time now so they entertain them selves with reading, nope not for this group. These are the busy people that used to read probably quite a bit. But now there is always something else to be done so their books new and old sit on a dusty shelf. They have for the time being retired from reading. This would be my moms group.
The distracted reader. This group also exists because of Matt, you’re going to feel like you know him by the end of this post. The people that stop to talk while reading, either about the book or anything else that happens to pop into their mind. I would say that Matt can’t make it through one page without saying something to me or checking his phone. Because yes his e-mail is that important…..on his days off. Maybe that is why he is so tired after 10 pages.
What do you guys think, do you agree with my reading groups? Are there some that I missed? Small family so not to many groups.