I love taking personality tests and “Which X Are You?” quizzes (where X = animal, Disney princess, Pooh character, element, etc.), so it’s no surprise that when I discovered GalleyCat’s recent feature of Laura E. Kelly’s Which Book Reader Species Are You? infographic, I OBSESSED OVER IT.
According to this infographic, I’m a free-range, “it’s complicated” reader – EXCEPT for the (un)fortunate fact that I love to be defined and categorized. Thinking about categories and classifications makes me super giddy! So I’ve decided to write several posts on each species that I can relate to, and hopefully you can relate to them too!
The omnireader is a reader who takes full advantage of the prevalence of the written text. A day doesn’t go by in the life of the omnireader without reading, and she doesn’t discriminate; for her, the value of a stick of lip balm is the same as that of a billboard… there are words on both! Her keen sense of sight allows her to seek out the most scratched out and faded words – characterized by either shifty eyes or a daydreamer’s gaze (she’s looking at that word on your shirt and repeating it over and over to herself!), she’s seldom bored and only occasionally embarrassed.
Because of her reading habits, the omnireader is quick to pull out random facts during small talk due to the vast amount of resting state reading she does each day. She knows the exact amount of calories per serving of the cereal she eats in the morning, although she wouldn’t call herself a health nut. After she buys an Ikea bookshelf, she spends more time perusing the instruction manual than building the actual bookshelf. She’ll bookmark recipes even though she never has the right ingredients on hand, but simply so that she can stare at the delicious food words from time to time.
To put it simply, the omnireader is an equal opportunity word-eater. She has the most awesomest survival instincts out of the entire reader population because she will read anything and everything. Hide your words, for the omnireader is coming to find them. Dun, dun, dun…
Now, fellow adventurer, go forth and see if you can spot the omnireaders in your life!