Thursday, June 26, 2008

Booking Through Thursday.

What, in your opinion, is the definition of a “reader.” A person who indiscriminately reads everything in sight? A person who reads BOOKS? A person who reads, period, no matter what it is? … Or, more specific? Like the specific person who’s reading something you wrote?

Once again, thank you to Booking Through Thursday for the great question. I love all kinds of readers. There are the folks who read the back of the cereal box at breakfast and everything else they can get their hands on. Then, there are those that only read a certain fiction genera or only professional literature.

What ever they read, these are my people! Librarians get tingly all over when someone tells them they've just read something good. It doesn't matter what it is. I once went to hear a visiting lecturer at Emory who described in detail the erotica collection at the NY Public Library. Fascinating stuff.

My son is currently engrossed in the world of Menga (sp?) It only marginally involves reading. But, I still count it as there are words on each and every page and he does read them all. I've even begun comic book reading myself! Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all time favorite TV show, has an 8th season as a comic. I get a new episode about once a month. Do I feel a bit silly? Yes. Does it count as reading? Yes it does. And, if there's anyone out there as big a nerd as I am, I'll gladly let you know all about it!

Oh yeah, I also love to read blogs.....

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jlshall said...

I'm a nerd, too, and proud to be one. And I have to admit, I'm spending more and more of my "book time" reading blogs, too. Well, reading about books is almost as good as reading the books themselves.

Anonymous said...

I used to be a "classics only" reader, except for Stephen King. Then, a friend of mine gave me a copy of Harlan Coben's The Woods and suddenly I realized there was a whole world of wonderful books out there I'd been denying myself! Now I'm trying to catch up with all I've missed. But I haven't forgotten the classics. I am currently doing my Jane-a-thon, and reading Jane Austens novels in chronological order.

Smilingsal said...

Since you like reading blogs, I hope you'll visit mine. I'm one of those "folks who read the back of the cereal box."