Day: June 26, 2008

What, in your opinion, is the definition of a “reader.” A person who indiscriminately reads everything in sight? A person who reads BOOKS? A person who reads, period, no matter what it is? … Or, more specific? Like the specific person who’s reading something you wrote? – BTT

When someone proclaims that they are a reader, I infer that the person reads a lot of books or periodicals frequently and enjoy it. I tend to relate it to a hobby so people who use the term mean they enjoy it. I guess some people can say that a reader is just someone reads whatever, but most of us in the Western world are literate, and those who enjoy it or do so often enough can be considered readers. My definition of it is a bit broad.