A “reader” is many things. They read books of all kinds. They are an author’s audience. They love books and they pride themselves in what they have read. I think that the Internet has created a different kind of reader all together. There are people who get all of their information from web sites of all kinds, be it newspapers, magazines, e-books, or blogs. That is also reading. I guess that since I would categorize Internet readers within this definition I must also bring attention to the avid newspaper and magazine reader. My husband’s uncle reads at least three newspapers, front to back, daily. This takes time and is such a plethora of information it cannot be disregarded as not reading.
So, in conclusion, a “reader” is someone who spends time daily reading and taking in information from some source, be it books, the Internet, newspapers or magazines.