We can't even fathom a world without books - they're our ultimate escape and the perfect companion for work and play. Without them, we'd probably be a completely different (and probably less awesome) version of ourselves. We are simply head-over-heels for books, which is why we grin from ear to ear every month as we scour the world for the latest stories and our iconic book surprises. To say we have a major book crush would be an understatement.
Book lovers come in all shapes and sizes; some of us are avid readers, while others prefer to collect books for their beauty and aesthetic appeal. Some love a good romance novel, while others prefer the thrill of a mystery, and let's not forget those dramas – we love a great drama. No matter what type of book lover you are, you are guaranteed to be in good company, for we believe that book lovers are very special kinds of people.
But what kind of bookish person are you?
The Book Hoarder
The Book Hoarder is that book lover who just can't resist buying new books. They are constantly adding to their collection, whether they have time to read the books or not. The Book Hoarder's bookshelves are overflowing with books, and they often have piles of books stacked up around their home. Their love for books is almost insatiable, and they will never say no to a new book.
These are the types of people who definitely need to start a book journal!
The Speed Reader
The Speed Reader is a type of book lover who can read books faster than you can say " Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." They devour books at lightning speed, often finishing a book in a single day – we're not sure how they do it and are secretly quite envious. These Speed Readers love the feeling of getting lost in a story and the rush of turning pages quickly and are renowned for not putting it down until the last page has been read.
They are always looking for their next book and win our reading challenges by a country mile!
The Book Sniffer
The Book Sniffer is a type of book lover who loves the smell of books. They will often spend time in bookstores just smelling the books. For those of you who think we have lost the plot, you obviously haven't had the pleasure of opening a brand-new book and just breathing it in. Some Book Sniffers have a particular fondness for the smell of old books.
You even get those who claim that different genres have different scents – you just can't make this stuff up!
The Re-Reader is a type of book lover who loves to read their favorite books over and over again. They form a deep emotional connection to certain books and find comfort in revisiting the stories and characters they love. The Re-Reader may even have multiple copies of their favorite books, just in case one gets lost or worn out.
But let's be honest, who doesn't love re-reading their favorite passages – especially the romantics, they just can't help themselves!
The Genre Hopper
The Genre Hopper is a type of book lover who loves to explore different genres. They are always on the lookout for their next favorite book and are not limited to any particular type. The Genre Hopper might read a romance novel one day and a thriller the next. They love the excitement of trying something new and discovering new authors and styles.
They're the best type of book friend to have – they are always excitable and full of recommendations, though they may have a tendency to over-sell that dystopian novel!
The Audiobook Listener
The Audiobook Listener loves the convenience of being able to listen to a book while they do other things, like driving, cooking, or exercising, but we prefer to booksercize!. These tech-savvy bookworms are always on top of the latest releases and and love using technology to add to their reading experience.
They are known for being adaptable as they seamlessly switch between different formats of books, often listening to one book while they commute and reading another in bed.
The Book Clubber
The Book Clubber is a type of book lover who loves to read and discuss books with others – they definitely fall into our category, and you're bound to find them on our Facebook page. You'll find them at book clubs and literary events. The Book Clubber enjoys the social aspect of reading and loves hearing different perspectives on a book.
They are known for often choosing books they think will spark a good discussion over that crisp, cold glass of wine.
The world of book lovers is diverse and filled with different personalities and traits. Whether you're a Book Hoarder who can't resist adding to your collection, a Speed Reader who devours books quickly, a Book Sniffer who loves the smell of books, a Re-Reader who finds comfort in revisiting familiar stories, a Genre Hopper who loves to explore different genres, an Audio Book Listener who enjoys the convenience of listening to books, or a Book Clubber who loves discussing books with others, you will always find yourself in great company.
The love for books is a universal language that connects people from all walks of life. No matter what type of book lover you are, there is something magical about the way a book can transport you to another world and make you feel a range of emotions. We love celebrating the diversity of book lovers, and as Dr. Seuss once said, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
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