Are you a book nerd? A quiz

There are people who like to read. And then there are people who are truly bookish. Which are you? Take this quiz to find out.

Photo: Petr Dosek

Photo: Petr Dosek

Take the quiz

  1. Does your heart beat a little faster when you step into a bookstore or library?
  2. Do you start to feel panicky if you are waiting in line somewhere with nothing to read?
  3. Have you ever wept or lost sleep over the fate of a fictional character?
  4. Do you sometimes grieve when you finish a novel, because you have to leave those characters behind?
  5. When you go to someone’s home for the first time, do you immediately check out their books?
  6. Do you live among stacks of books that resemble a redwood forest?
  7. If you have an e-reader, does it contain more books than you could possibly read in a lifetime?
  8. Do you often have more than one book going at a time?
  9. Have you ever snuck out of a party to read for a couple of minutes?
  10. Have you ever cancelled or declined a social event so you could stay home and read?

Your score

If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions, you are a certifiable book nerd. My condolences. It is a chronic condition and there is no cure.

But to help keep the cravings under control, you should quickly sign up for Being Bookish, my free monthly newsletter: book talk, giveaways, and other stuff that only a book nerd could love.

Sign up here. You’ll feel better.


4 thoughts on “Are you a book nerd? A quiz

  1. I love Marcia’s comment! I am happily afflicted. Number 7 is the only one I’d have to take a pass on. I’ve tried an ereader and it made me miserable. I need to hold a book, feel its heft, have the tactile and mental satisfaction of turning an actual page. Not to mention the release from eye-strain, after staring at and writing on a computer all day long.
    I consider it my duty as a writer to readreadread as deeply and widely as possible. Literacy is such a gift, isn’t it?


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