Readers face many problems.
LIFE IS HARD FOR US, M’KAY?
Here’s a smol list of Reader Problems™
- Reading?? Who even has the time??? What??
- Losing the page # (They disappear. Just like socks. WHERE DO THE SOCKS EVEN GO.)
- Other non-readers bothering us while we’re reading. #NoOneUnderstands
- WHY DON’T FICTIONAL WORLDS AND CHARACTERS EXIST THOUGH,
We’re going to focus on the READING TIME THING buLLET POINT.
Excuse you, I’m great at creating sentences.
But anyways, there are two types of readers and they read differently.
Well, fine, there are probably more than two types but these are the two types I know of so I’m going to talk about them, capische?*
There’s the mood reader and the… non-mood reader. Ok. I really have no idea what to call the non-mood reader, so I’m just going to call it the “Schedule Reader.” *awkward laugh*
I’ll be talking about the characteristics of the mood reader and the schedule reader and comparing them. And also I made a quiz that you should take to figure out which type you are.
B ecause I need that #wordcount.
*I NEVER USE THE WORD “CAPISCHE” IN MY POSTS I FEEL COOL.
THE MOOD READER
- Sometimes is several books ahead of their Goodreads challenge. If they have a Good reads challenge. (But only sometimes.)
- Has reading sprints and usually can finish books in a day.
- When they are in the mood for it, they sometimes go through whole sprints and can finish a book in one sitting. And then sometimes they read three books in one night.*
*I am speaking of the FABLED time I read Cinder & Scarlet & Cress in one night. I WAS NOT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED FOR MARISSA MEYER’S WORK.
- Usually is several books behind their Goodreads challenge. If they have a Good read challenge.
- They “would” read more but they are so #busy
with Netflix and food.
- Whenever they try to do read-a-thons, they either horribly fail or horribly fail. THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN. Or ANY OTHER OPTIONS.
- They bring books around with them to read but end up just… not reading. Because they’re not in the mood for it.
- Sometimes they read 2018 ARCs when they still have 2017 ARCs to read.
- IT’S NOT GOOD FOR ARCs IN GENERAL.
- Especially Netgalley. It’s like “click click click” OH NO WE HAVE TO READ ALL THESE BOOKS THAT WE WERE ONLY MILDLY INTERESTED IN.
- Sometimes they’re SIX (!!!) books behind their reading challenge.
They make bullet point lists about themselves to complain about how they’re six books behind their reading challenges.
(Or maybe I’m just talking about myself. Who even knows anymore.)
(Also there are so many more cons than pros. *shrugs*)
THE SCHEDULED READER
- They actually read at a designated time???
- And usually SCHEDULE and are RESPONSIBLE
- They also can force themselves to read something that’s not that interesting.
- They force themselves to read and whenever they do that, it’s not an extremely painful experience.
- They keep ON TRACK with their reading challenges/TBR
- They read books in order. And they don’t read books from 2018 before their 2017 ARCS.
- They usually successfully complete read-a-thons.
- They can *probably* finish the books on their bookshelf.*
*I’m not sure. After all, scheduled and responsible readers are a mythical creature and DO THEY EVEN EXIST.
- Sometimes they don’t like the book. Because they’re not in the mood for it. AND THEY WILL NOT BE HAPPY.
- They could be craving a fantasy but read a contemporary. And thus THEY WON’T BE SATISFIED.*
- Sticking to a schedule might take the joy out of reading. Because reading mainly for pleasure. (And also knowledge and a bunch of other reasons but MAINLY PLEASURE.)
- If you’re forcing yourself to read a book you don’t like, you might not absorb the content that you’re reading. And then what even is the point.
There are a lot more pros than cons.. GUESS YOU GUYS KNOW WHICH TYPE I’D LIKE TO BE.
*I WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED.
Which one is Julianna, you ask, since I am an interesting
creature human that you want to know more about. I most definitely a mood reader. Meaning I read depending on my mood. This CAN BE HORRIBLE SOMETIMES.
Especially since I’m currently six books behind my reading challenge. *cries in corner*
But at SOME point this year I was like, five books ahead of my reading challenge. Ah, the good times.
So, which type of reader is better?
WELL, OBVIOUSLY thE SCHEDULED READER.
Wait, no, I’m not supposed to say that.
*coughs* What I mean is- NO ONE KNOWS WHICH ONE IS BETTER. It’s a MYSTERY. *weird ghost and spooky noises*
Both have pros and cons!
The scheduled reader generally has a more stable (albeit less spontaneous) reading life, and the mood reader has a very bumpy reading life (although it might be more exciting and random).
Anyways. LOOK, I POSTED, and your bodies can stop decaying. Yay!
I’ll keep on posting regularly, and August was kind of like my break~ and me getting ready for school. (And no, I’m not prepared. What, you mean that I can’t keep on waking up at noon?)
I’ll also do an August recap. Because I LOVE doing recaps so WHY NOT.
Which type of reader are you? Which type of reader would you like to be?