This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
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?
I think this is an interesting question because I’ve read a couple of different places that the internet has made people read more, but they read differently now. People are reading quicker, to get more information, but they’re not necessarily reading better. That’s all I remember about that.
I define a reader as someone who, if asked what they enjoy doing, would answer with, “I like to read books.” Because it’s those people who read “everything in sight.”
Obviously we could define a “reader” as anyone who’s literate, but I don’t think that’s the point.
I define a reader as someone who would define themselves as a reader. They’re the ones who’re doing the most reading, anyway.
I mean, do you get excited if someone says, I read an article in the paper today….or do you get excited when someone says, I read this great book…. Who would you define as a reader?
What do you think?