Quiz: Are You More Of A Fiction Or A Non-Fiction Reader? We Can Tell!



‘The Girl on the Train’

This one takes the concept of an “unreliable narrator” to the absolute max thanks to the main character not being able to trust her own memory. Which tends to be a problem when people around you go missing and you wake up covered in blood….


Another one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s thriller where he plays a thief who has the ability to steal elements of one’s subconscious by entering their dreams. Though what qualifies for this genre is because you will never understand whether it was all a big dream, or a dream in a dream. But all we know is that the movie matters because apparently reality matter to people; at least that’s what the director Christopher Nolan tells us.

“I write almost always in the third person, and I don’t think the narrator is male or female anyway. They’re both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human – they’re sprites.”
Philip Pullman

“My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don’t read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children’s rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent’s rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says ‘PRIVATE–GROWNUPS KEEP OUT’: a child sprawled on the bed, reading.”
Anne Fadiman,

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.”

“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”
Edmund Burke

“My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it’ll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It’s like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.”
A.J. Jacobs,

“She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.”
Dean Koontz,

“If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.”
Italo Calvino,

“A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“The art of
Arthur Schopenhauer,

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.”
Betty Smith,

“Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.”
Nicola Yoon,

“In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.
Thomas a Kempis

“She remembered one of her boyfriends asking, offhandedly, how many books she read in a year. “A few hundred,” she said.
Eleanor Brown,

“Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”
Eudora Welty,

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.”
Edgar Allan Poe,

“I took a speed-reading course and read
Woody Allen

“Once upon a time in the dead of winter in the Dakota Territory, Theodore Roosevelt took off in a makeshift boat down the Little Missouri River in pursuit of a couple of thieves who had stolen his prized rowboat. After several days on the river, he caught up and got the draw on them with his trusty Winchester, at which point they surrendered. Then Roosevelt set off in a borrowed wagon to haul the thieves cross-country to justice. They headed across the snow-covered wastes of the Badlands to the railhead at Dickinson, and Roosevelt walked the whole way, the entire 40 miles. It was an astonishing feat, what might be called a defining moment in Roosevelt’s eventful life. But what makes it especially memorable is that during that time, he managed to read all of
David McCullough

“I have good reason to be content,
John Keats

“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.”
C.S. Lewis,

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Choose a classic author!

    • J. K. Rowling
    • Jane Austen
  • Question of

    Which are you more drawn to?

    • Fantasy
    • Realism
  • Question of

    If you had to choose one book to read every day for the rest of your life, it would be _____.

    • a book that would transport you to a new world
    • a book that would teach you something
  • Question of

    You’ve decided to give your friend a book. What do you get him/her?

    • A book by a new author I’ve just discovered
    • A current bestseller that I think will suit him/her
  • Question of

    You’ve finished your last book… now what do you do?

    • Reread my favorites until I find a new book to enjoy
    • Look up the list of books I’ve wanted to read and order one
  • Question of

    Which of these quotes appeals to you most?

    • A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.
    • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
  • Question of

    What do you look for when choosing a book?

    • Something a bit different/unusual
    • Something recommended to me by friends
  • Question of

    You’ve got an hour to spend in the bookstore/library. Where do you start?

    • Check out my favorite authors first
    • Bounce around from section to section
  • Question of

    If I had to read a classic, it’d be:

    • Wuthering Heights: feel for the star-crossed Heathcliff and Cathy
    • Anna Karenina: its ending is tragic, but she deserved her fate
  • Question of

    Happy endings are usually…

    • satisfying
    • boring
  • Question of

    When do biographies and memoirs interest you?

    • When the person lived an exciting life
    • When I admire the people they’re about
  • Question of

    When reading, what are you most drawn in by:

    • The experience of living in another world for a little while
    • A new perspective on ideas I’d never considered before
  • Question of

    You’re most likely to choose a book because:

    • It’s on a best-seller list
    • The cover or title caught your eye
  • Question of

    You will abandon a book when:

    • None of the information is new or useful
    • The writing isn’t original or creative
  • Question of

    The last time you read a 500-page book, you:

    • Learned so much
    • Loved getting lost in the minutiae of the story

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