Book Looks

Folks read to learn or at least appear smarter, to be entertained, to escape, to understand, to stimulate, to get scared safely, to pretend, to remember. These are fun but the best part of reading is choice. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. Here’s a few types of readers:

Multitaskers have piles of books, open them willy nilly, pause, move on. They challenge a book to capture their interest.

Guilt-holders leave any not-finished book nearby. They believe they owe every book they open a read.

Word-for-worders are people who also read maps just for fun. They hope to hijack something in the book no one else can.

Detectors are usually smart at something other than reading, like data mining. They are on a quest for a book’s flaws.

Page-turners are furtive about skipping the boring parts but can’t help themselves.

Plot chasers are alot like page turners, except they are on the hunt for the best parts.

Achievers read lots and lots of books. They really need a more public outlet for such ambition.

Scanners are a little egotistical in that they secretly believe they already know the book.

Fortunately, books are nice and they don’t mind at all, with the exception of critics, who of course should NEVER be allowed to read at all.



About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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