Reader Classifications

Well, I missed Save-A-Word this weekend…my parents came down and we went to see a production of The Who’s Tommy, so I didn’t have the chance to write one! (Which is a shame, because it was a great theme).

However, I did see this on The Feather and the Rose last week, so I’m going to share it, because I think it’s great.

Originally from Laura E. Kelly, this is a great classification chart for readers!

I am an OCD Reader/Book Worshipper/Compulsive Book Buyer/Library Lover (although I admit this is mostly because I work at a library, =P)/Multitasker/Comfort Reader/Audiobook Listener/Bedtime Reader/All-The-Timer/Cross-Under/It’s Complicated/Critic/Conscientious Reader/Professional Reader/Delayed Onset/Slow-Starter.

Some of those fit me perfectly, others are only occasionally true for me, and some are dependent on certain situations. I think probably “It’s Complicated” is the best overall description of me and my reading habits!

What about you?

Please include attribution to Laura E. Kelly with this graphic. (Click to view at original large size.)
What Species of Reader Are You?--Infographic
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4 Responses so far.

  1. This is hard. I'm kind of a Free Range Reader, but I can easily set a book aside if I've made a bad choice. Of course, I'm Compulsive, but that's my nature.

    Thanks for posting the chart. It's very interesting.

  2. I think I'm overall "It's Complicated" too–mostly because I really struggle to balance all things with the time in my life, not just reading. But I never stop trying.
  3. DMS says:
    This is so fun- I am a mix of so many of these! 🙂
  4. T. Drecker says:
    How cute! I'm definitely a Free Range Reader, hanging heavily on the Cross-over, All-The-Time reader side.