What Kind of Reader Am I?

Yes, there are different types of readers. As a teacher I hear students every day say that they hate reading. That’s no exaggeration. The conversation usually goes something like this:

Me – “Hey, put your phone away. You should be reading, where’s your book? What are you reading?”

Student – “I don’t have a book. I hate to read.”

Me – “Didn’t you get a book when we went to the library?”

Student – “Yeah. I didn’t like it so I took it back.”

I really believe that there are different types of readers and that everyone can enjoy reading if they find the right book. I have spoken with a variety of people from successful business people who have college educations, to teenagers who can’t put their phones down. Even though they say that they hate reading, they always say something like, “I hate reading but I will read the newspaper”, or, “I hate reading but I liked that book by John Green”.

We could put any book, magazine, or graphic novel into the scenario. It all comes down to the fact that we will read about what we are interested in.

I wish I could spend more time with every student and find out what they like to read. It takes time and trust, but everyone has read something they enjoyed. Everyone has a story that stays with them because of the character, or conflict in the story. Everyone no is interested in something and wants to learn more about it.

We are all readers. Really.

So what kind of reader are you?

Let me know in the comments below!

Read on!

-Dave

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#WeAreAllReaders

4 thoughts on “What Kind of Reader Am I?

  1. Susan Jones says:

    I like mysteries, sci fi, fantasy, etc.
    but I need to go through quite a authors before I can find one I care about. That’s the ticket… if I care about the story and it’s characters then I finish the book and look for more by the same author. If at 100 pages I find that I don’t care if I find out what happens, I close the book and look for something new.

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  2. JJRichie says:

    I like to read finance books (Millionaire Next Door, Total Money Makeover, ect.), but occasionally I start one that makes me hate reading (Automatic Millionaire and Secrets of the Millionaire Mind). After one of those I need something fun like Ready Player One and Hitchhiker’s Guide. So I’m trying to be a grown-up, but at heart I’m a sci-fi reader.

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    1. Dave says:

      I feel the same way JJRichie! It seems to be an imperfect balance. Have you read Armada? It’s also by Ernest Cline. I think I liked it better than Ready Player One. Thanks for sharing!

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