Booking Through Thursday ~ Definition

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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 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. 


4 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday ~ Definition

  1. Your husband’s uncle reads so many newspapers because he derives some benefit, I imagine. Therefore, a reader is not just a person who can read, but one who would choose to read. Do you agree?

  2. Good point on the newspaper. It’s funny, because I don’t read the newspaper because it’s so time consuming. I’d rather be reading. Which, when I think about it, is both a ridiculous statement and makes perfect sense.

  3. As a former middle school reading teacher I call a reader someone who has not only the skill to read and digest it but who actively reads for business, pleasure or the need to know at least once a day. You would be shocked at the number of children, teens and adults who don’t fall into this category.

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