Apr 29, 2009

Whimsical Wednesday

First, a minor rant.

Don’t talk to me while I’m writing. Not only is it distracting, I’m not paying attention to you.

Last night I was trying to write my daily poem. It was another one of the more challenging ones so I’d put it off ‘till late in the evening. Writing poetry requires more concentration than writing anything else, at least I find it does.

So, the husband comes home from work and sits down with me to watch Stargate SG1. I have to turn up the T.V., which is a minor annoyance but one I can live with. But then he starts talking to me. About bowling. I’m sure what he had to say was very important, but what I heard was: Blah blah blah bowling. Blah blah blah bowling shirts. Blah blah blah blah blah.

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Long enough ago that I can’t remember exactly when, I saw a YouTube clip on someone’s blog that showed college students reading out loud from works of erotica. It was hilarious! I thought it would make a great post for my Whimsical Wednesday, but I can’t remember what blog I saw it on, nor can I find it on YouTube.

So, instead you get a quiz that’s kind of a follow-up on Saturday’s book meme. What kind of reader are you:

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm

You're probably in the final stages of a Ph.D. or otherwise finding a way to make your living out of reading. You are one of the literati. Other people's grammatical mistakes make you insane.

Dedicated Reader
Literate Good Citizen
Book Snob
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Go ahead, take the quiz. And don’t be afraid to leave a comment letting me know how you did.


Jamie D. said...

Apparently, I am a "Dedicated Reader": You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

That is so very true - though I had to pick the "best of" on the sets of books, since I'd read several from each set, but not all from one. I'm eclectic like that...

You and I were having the same problem last night, apparently. I was working on edits to my novel, and my hubby was happily chattering away from the next chair over. He does that while I'm writing too. I guess it's my own fault though, for working on writing projects in front of the TV with him, rather than somewhere else (somewhere quieter?). But I can't seem to give up my TV time...

C R Ward said...

LOL I know exactly what you mean! I have a home office but the living room is much more comfortable. And I'd miss the TV if it wasn't there. And I'd really miss NCIS and LOST . . .

Anonymous said...

Apparently i'm a Literate Good Citizen: "You read to inform or entertain yourself, but you're not nerdy about it. You've read most major classics (in school) and you have a favorite genre or two."

Though, like Jamie, i had to pick the best of from the set of books--which meant 3 out 4 (i haven't read the Great Gatsby). And i probably haven't read as many major classics as they think :D