What kind of reader are you? A book abandoner? The bookophile? The Atlantic has a diagnostic guide.
Blogger Jen Doll quotes New Yorker writer Mark O’Connell, who confesses to his own reading habits. “â€™ll be reading a novel and thoroughly enjoying it. Then Iâ€™ll be in a bookshop and Iâ€™ll see something Iâ€™ve been anticipating, and Iâ€™ll buy it. Iâ€™ll start reading the new book on the bus home that evening, and that will be the end of the original affair. Iâ€™m certainly invested in the relationship with the book that Iâ€™m currently reading, but I canâ€™t help myself from pursuing whatever new interest happens to turn my head. Perhaps thatâ€™s just a tortuous way of admitting to being a pathetic serial book-adulterer whoâ€™ll chase after anything in a dust jacket.”