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?

A reader is someone who reads... anything (including audiobooks in my opinion, but let's not go there again!). Once you learn to read you can't help but read printed matter, whether you want to or not, or at least that's what I've noticed. But that doesn't mean you have no choice in reading for leisure, work, study, whatever. An author (or blogger) might use the term to refer to someone who reads his or her work, or someone who reads books in general. Librarians and booksellers use the term to refer to their customers or patrons. There are probably even more ways to define a reader. What do you think?