Take this quiz to find out how much of a booknerd you really are! For every answer you pick, record the point value located to the left of your answer. At the end of the quiz, tally up your total points. Leave a comment letting me know what kind of booknerd you are, and if the results of the quiz were accurate. 🙂
You’re going out on a trip and you’ll probably be gone all day. Do you grab a book before you head out?
- Probably not. I mean why go out if I’m just going to read, right?
- It depends. Will I need to socialize on this trip?
- It wouldn’t hurt to grab my kindle just in case…
- Why just take one? I don’t know which book I’ll be in the mood for while I’m out.
Your friend borrowed a book but hasn’t given it back yet. How long do you wait before mentioning it?
- Wait…I totally forgot about that book! Thanks for reminding me.
- Well, she’s been super busy and I already read that book. A year, probably.
- Some people are slow readers. But, a month should be more than enough time.
- He borrowed that book two weeks ago, and I read it in a single night! There’s no way he’s not done yet…I’d better text him about it to make sure he hasn’t lost it or something.
You overhear someone in your class/workplace saying that “reading fiction is a waste of time”. What do you do?
- Why am I expected to do something?
- Well, I don’t agree…but I don’t want to start a debate, so I’ll just keep my opinion to myself.
- I’d politely ask the person why they think that, and then proceed to tell them why I disagree.
- OH HECK NAH! That person clearly wants to fight me because they always see me with a book in my hand. Let’s go.
You see the author of your favorite book at a local bookstore. What do you do?
- I don’t really know what that author looks like, so I probably wouldn’t recognize him/her anyways.
- I’d probably just make eye contact, smile, and then tweet a discreetly taken picture. I wouldn’t want to bother them.
- I’d walk over, introduce myself, and then ask for a selfie!
- SQUEEEEE! I’d try to calm my breathing first, and then I’d run and buy a second copy of their book so I can have them sign it for me. It’ll go perfectly right in the center of the
shrineshelf that I have dedicated to their series.
You found out that one of your favorite books is going to be turned into a movie. How do you react?
- I’m going to watch it, obviously. I might even like it more than the book!
- Make a fan account on Twitter solely dedicated to the movie. I’m so ready!
- I’ll be honest, I’m a little skeptical. I still have violent cringes when I think of the City of Bones and Percy Jackson movies.
- I will NEVER watch that movie. Everyone knows the movie can never be as good as the book.
How do you feel about illegally downloading books for free?
- One download isn’t going to kill the author.
- You have to understand, I’m broke as heck. I do it on occasion, but I always feel extremely guilty afterwards.
- I did it once, but I felt so bad that I went and bought the book the next day. Never again.
- Most authors are not rich millionaires. They depend on book sales for income to feed their families, and I will never steal from them.
Your favorite author tweets that they are going to be releasing some important news the next day on their social media accounts. What do you do?
- I wouldn’t know about this. LOL…who even follows authors on twitter?
- Wait for the news, I guess?
- Notifications- on.
- OH MY GOSH. I would check out all the fan theories on what it could be about and refresh my feed every chance I get. No need for notifications- it’s not like I’ll ever be off of my phone long enough to need them.
Now tally up your points and find out what kind of booknerd you are!
If you scored…
You’re a casual booknerd!
Don’t get me wrong, you think books are great, but they’re certainly not the most important thing in your life. There are other forms of entertainment that you enjoy more than reading, but you pick up a book every once in while (especially on rainy days). You don’t go looking for books to read; you find that the recommendations your friends give you and the ones Barnes & Noble’s offers on its “Best Sellers” list are more than enough.
You’re a booknerd in disguise!
You read slightly more than the average person. At times you may find yourself surrounded by “normals” who don’t care for the magic that is a good novel. You know in your heart of hearts, however, that if they just picked up your favorite novel they’d change their minds. Nevertheless, you’re okay with being the only booknerd in the group. You don’t have a bookshelf of your own, but your family/significant other’s bookshelf contains traces of your literary tastes. You consider your library card to be one of your close friends.
You’re a part-time booknerd!
A good deal of your life is dedicated to book related activities, and many of your friends share your love of reading. You know all the best instagram and twitter accounts to follow for giveaways and recommendations. Quite honestly, with all the time you spend reading, publishing companies should give you ARCs. Sadly, you never got around to making a blog; it would just take too much commitment that you don’t have time for right now. On the bright side, you’re so connected in the literary world that you have more than enough online friends to trade books with, so you’re not missing out on too much.
You’re a professional booknerd!
Books are your life, and some authors might even recognize you in real life because of your dedication to the fandom. The sight of a book store fills your heart with joy and excitement, especially because you’ve already read many of the books on its shelves. Oftentimes, you form relationships with people based on whether or not they like to read. When you’re not reading, you’re thinking about your favorite ship, writing a fanfiction, updating your book-blog, creating book related playlists, or drawing some wicked cool fanart. Your Goodreads account is essential; how else would you share your various feels with the world? Every time you imagine what fangirling would be like without the presence of social media, you shudder. The days before bookstagram and book twitter were lonely days indeed.
I hope you had a fun time taking this quiz. Share it with your friends to see what their results are. As always, thanks for reading!