Filipino Fridays 2013: What Reader Species Are You?

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On October - 11 - 2013

It’s a bit less than a month before the 2013 Filipino Reader Con, and as has become tradition, part of the run up to the event involves Filipino readers blogging about a particular topic every Friday, for the four weeks leading up to the event. “Filipino Fridays”, as the event is called, are a great opportunity to do some self-reflection, and to learn more about other Filipino readers and bloggers. If you’ve got a blog or a social network account, do try and join — it’s a great way to support the convention and to meet new people who share your passion for reading. Although, maybe not exactly in the same way — there are many kinds of readers, as the first installment of Filipino Fridays aims to show:

Hello, Reader! Let’s get to know you, and more importantly, what kind of reader are you? Laura E. Kelly released an infographic about Reader species — under what Domain/Class/Family/Genus/Species do you fall under? Give examples, and feel free to talk about why you belong to that species. Who knows, you may find readers in your own genus. ;)

I’ve linked to the chart below, but this one’s pretty easy for me to answer: I’m a Book Abuser, specifically an Underliner and Scribbler. Even with ebooks, I’m a voracious highlighter, particularly when I’m reading non-fiction, but even fiction is fair game, as I love returning to well written passages or turns of phrase and figuring out what makes them tick. I’ve got a little bit of the Multitasker in me as well. I used to be a Book-Buster, but sadly no longer have the time to re-read a book 8 times in a year, so most of my current hardcopy favorites are pristine compared to my teenage infatuations.

What about you guys? What kind of Reader Species are you? Check the chart below, and write about it, then link your post to the Filipino Fridays (1) post so they can, in turn, link to you. If you’d like to get a head start on the other Filipino Friday topics as well, the complete list of forthcoming topics is here.

Please include attribution to Laura E. Kelly with this graphic.
(Click to view at original large size.)


Please include attribution to Laura E. Kelly with this graphic. (Click to view at original large size.)

What Species of Reader Are You?--Infographic

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2 Responses to “Filipino Fridays 2013: What Reader Species Are You?”

  1. Kat says:

    I’m the opposite. I can’t, for the life of me, make myself write on a book. The exception being textbooks, but that’s the boring mimeograph paper kind and not the colored ones that are so darn expensive. Although… ebooks are a fair game. :D

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