The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy @ the Ramblings of a coffee addict. . Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
I just love this meme and the questions that come up. They generate so much discussion which is great.
This weeks question is: Which do you prefer to be known as: a voracious reader or a book nerd?(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer))
This week’s question is a really easy one to answer. I would definitely want to be known as a voracious reader rather than a book nerd.
I’ve always read lots and quite quickly. When I was in primary school, my teachers sometimes wouldn’t believe that I could have a read in the time that I had. I usually get through a minimum of 4 books a week and if they’re relatively short, then it’s often more. I also read fairly widely. My favourite genres are fantasy, crime and historical fiction but I will read pretty much anything if I’m bored. I’m not that struck on my husbands military history books though.
Book Nerd sounds lot more negative to me whereas I think that reading lots is a positive thing. The best online definition that I found was this:
a person who is extremely interested in one subject, especially computers, and knows a lot of facts about it:
I don’t think that I am particularly nerdish about books. Apart from with a couple of members of my family, I don’t really discuss them outside of this blog. I don’t remember quotes or author facts either. I just love to read the stories.
What about you? Which would you rather be known as?