When it comes to food, the saying ‘You are what you eat’ means I must consist of 90 percent cake. I am one moving pile of sugar, butter and flour. If the saying applied to reading books then what would that make me?
Have you ever reflected upon the sorts of books that you are instinctively drawn towards?
Do these books actually reflect your daily life?
I thought this would be something fun to think about. Have a go at the following questions and you will see that I have noted down my own thoughts on each one, just for fun.
Do you like to make everyday situations into dramas?
Most people will know that I love a bit of healthy gossip. I was brought up in a rural village where my nan used to twitch the curtains and watch the world go by, looking for potential drama.
I have a tendency to find drama or seek it out. That’s just me. And therefore there is no surprise to the fact that I am hooked on contemporary drama novels by Joanne Harris, Celeste Ng and Liane Moriarty.
Were you the joker at school?
Maybe you were the class clown when you were younger. Or perhaps you are the office entertainer these days. I was not and am not but I love seeing people being silly and am always up for a laugh.
I suppose if the saying is true, then a person who makes others laugh probably reads comedy books all the time. Although I have read biographies of funny people like Mindy Kaling and Jennifer Saunders, I don’t read many comedy stories. Maybe I need to though.
Are there times when you live in an imaginary world?
When I was young I used to dream a lot about Narnia. I especially loved to imagine having adventures with Aslan the lion. I don’t normally visualise myself on another planet or in a Sci-Fi setting, but I know people who sometimes do.
Perhaps that’s why I don’t read much fantasy. I do however watch a lot of Sci-Fi movies and am a massive Star Wars fan.
This was just a short article to make you think about whether or not your personality or lifestyle links in any way to the books that your read. For a post about how interactive your reading is, click here.
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