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Discussion in 'Art, Entertainment, and Media' started by bonfire, Apr 22, 2018.
I'm a neurotic reader right now. How about you?
Polygamist, but usually the same kind of mix... A novel of some kind, and then something else exploring something psychological, philosophical or spiritual.
Polygamist. Currently I have two on my bedside table, one in my handbag, another one in my my office(one that I have parked for the moment)....and one that I'm waiting to be handed down to me.
Polygamist reader :lol: I just choose a book which matches my mood at the current moment haha
Introverted bigamist. Usually when I read and enjoy a book of fiction I completely get lost in it. I identify with certain characters and feel their emotions. I “live” with them for the period of time during which I’m reading the book. I wouldn’t be able to engage with another book of fiction. However, I’m usually also reading a more philosophical book on the side, balancing fiction with non-fiction.
This description, along with the new category, is an even better fit for me.
Glad you relate, fellow bigamist!
I'm an obsessive-monogamist-introverted reader. I'm an extremely picky reader to begin with, so when I actually like a book, I will obsess over it for weeks even after finishing reading it. As a result, I become very loyal to it, so I don't really start whoring around with other titles until I have dried up the book entirely. Alas, it's been a while since I've been enamored by a book like that. Kinda miss it, actually
I have developed from a monogamist into a polygamist, my introversion applies only to fiction, and I have noticed the approach of neuroticism that is not inherent in my nature as a book reader. I obsess only over books I like, which shows in the amount of pages I can read at once without pushing myself. I have also trouble with book-polygamy, which is probably where the neuroticism came from. A little while ago I managed to shorten the list of books being currently read by one book, which means I have now 2-4 books that I currently read. I ignore two of the four because the one I have to begin again, as I haven't proceeded too far, and the other is a feel-good-book that I read when I'm feeling low. Of the other two, one is fiction, and I am halfway through, the second is rather technical.
Definitely a polygamist. I enjoy reading multiple books at the same time. I think three books is the ideal. Two fiction, one non-fiction. I've never had any problem getting plots mixed up. I had actually never even thought that could be a problem until now. The way I read, is a lot like the way I consume media. I like to be watching a lot of shows at the same time. So it spreads out the time I have with them. I dislike binge watching, and almost take offense to the idea of just burning through a show rather than savoring it. Unfortunately, I have do to a lot of technical reading for my job, so I'm kinda burned out on reading when I get home, and haven't been reading that much for pleasure.
Do introverts receive an electric shock if they dare to try a new genre? uzzled:
Spoiler: Strictly Monogamist Spoiler: Ladies ;)But seriously, only 1 at a time; always non-fiction I haven't read fiction as an adult
How about philosophical essays?
Not an electric shock, but the gears in my head begin to rotate faster, trying to see behind the curtain of that new kind. Funny thing, though, I don't have problems with different genres (only specific ones ), but with different worlds. It's like a culture shock to the brain, desperately trying to grasp for straws of familiarity. It's easier when the protagonist is a character that also needs to be introduced to the world, so you can always trust to get what you need to know from them.
I am a monogamist reader.
I was a polygamist reader until I was 13 years old. Then I became a neurotic reader. For some reason I'm "unable" to read fiction books nowadays. I can't focus on them at all anymore. I used to love novels but now I can only focus while reading non-fiction books.
Autistic reader, a variation of monogamist