I guess I’m not sure if I take this as a compliment, a criticism or a cop out.
BookBrowse has a “What’s Your Reading Personality?” quiz. After answering the seven questions, here’s what I got:
Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:
Involved Reader: You don’t just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase – discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others.
Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you’d like – so you’re very particular about the books you choose.
Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin.
Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You’re open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.
Hmmm, given the fact the book I just completed was a novel about Afghanistan and I’m currently reading a supposedly “irreverent” world history book and a book on conspiracy theory in film and television, maybe the test is it more accurate than its designers thought.
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.