Different Types of Readers

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Not every reader is created equal. Each and every one of you is unique!

I’d like to introduce you to some different types of readers…Golden Dragon style.

You can probably relate to more than one of these dragons. You might even see yourself in all of them…but I bet there are a few that stand out. Let me know who your favorite is in the comment section.

(Show out to dragon.namegeneratorfun.com for helping me find some awesome dragon names. I added some flare, but this site was a big help. And thank you to dragondreaming.wordpress.com for the dragon picture.)


Lurrsim of the Lightning Tribe

He is known for reading books lightning fast. That is why he can be seen carrying a stack of books from the library to his cave every week. It is hard to keep him interested in any one book for long. As soon as you turn your back, he’s on to the second one. Take care when you challenge Lurrsim’s book knowledge. Just because he’s a fast reader, doesn’t mean he’s not paying attention!

Skopim the Humble

Don’t let his name fool you. He probably named himself that. He loves to tell people that they should read the book he just read. Sometimes he might just want to share a recommendation because he loves a book. However, sometimes he really doesn’t live up to his name. Then he becomes a walking billboard for his latest read. You often hear him say things like, “But you just have to read it!” and “I think I’ve found the greatest series ever!”

Hasakis of the Plastic Tribe

Hasakis is rarely seen without her Kindle. She loves being able to carry her entire book horde in one paw. The euphoria of purchasing a new e-book is only matched by the feeling of buying a new accessory. She can get a little touchy when she loses her power cord, so I’d keep my distance. In fact, I’d take an extra one along if you plan on going on a reading date.

Huplick the Crusher

I think he should actually be called Huplick the Crusher of Hearts. He doesn’t like surprises. That’s why he loves spoilers. Do you want to know why he’s so annoying? He also can’t seem to keep these spoilers to himself. Make sure to carry around some ear plugs if you plan to visit him before a new book release. Nothing angers Huplick more than someone else knowing more than him. Tread carefully!

Ismik the Hoarder

If you plan to visit Ismik, however, you won’t be able to get through her front door. She has piles and piles of bookish treasure laying around. I’m sure she’ll get through her TBR pile eventually…if she can stop bringing more books home. You can’t blame her though. There are so many good books out there. She may be willing to part with a few of her treasures if you’re really interested, but only if she reads them first.

Fyadrin of the Ageless Ones

Fyadrin’s actual age is unknown. So what’s up with her name? She’s forever young at heart. You can find her roaming around the children’s and YA bookshelves. She still gets excited for her favorite shipped couple and she can stay up the whole night with just a book for company. No shame! You can visit her anytime if you want to talk about the latest teen releases.

Stith the Thoughtful

This is truly a one of a kind dragon. He consumes non-fiction book like you might consume a chocolate bar. He loves to feel his head with new facts. However, Stith is far from a know-it-all. And I don’t know why, but he has an amazing grasp of the dewey decimal system. Stith is the first dragon you should call if you need to find out something about an obscure topic. Chances are, he’s read about it!

Kabick the Roamer

You’re going to want to stay out of Kabick’s way! He has a nasty habit of flying and reading at the same time. Most dragons know to give him a double wingspan if they’re traveling with him. Kabick might be a bit of a reckless flyer, but he’s waveringly polite. I’m not sure if an apology will make up for knocking you out of the sky, but you’ll get one anyway.

Fril the Forgetful One

Fril is a darling, but he doesn’t have much of an attention span. He has a hard time reading a book all the way through to the end. It sometimes takes him weeks to finish a book, because he keeps putting it down. There’s a whole list of books that Fril hasn’t even finished, and probably never will. But you really can’t blame him for trying!

Quixith the Many

I’m not sure if Quixith hangs out with friends that talk just like him, or if he has a dozen identical siblings. He is never seen alone when he has a book in his hand. You’ll always catch him chattering away to his friends about their new favorite book. It’s pretty cool that he always has other readers to talk to. Don’t be jealous! I’m sure he’d let you join in!

Cragick the Emotional

He would never admit it, but he’s kind of a wreak when it comes to characters’ emotions. Try not to mention it when you see Cragick tear up while reading. Just sit back and enjoy the special moment. It’s actually quite refreshing to see someone who is still so affected by the written word. You should probably have a tissue box on hand if you invite Cragick over for a reading party.

Ryiki the Hydra

Ryiki doesn’t actually have more than one head…at least, not that I know of. But you’d think she had more than two eyes if you saw the number of books that she reads at a time. I have no idea how she keeps all of those stories straight. A “code red” sign flashes in her head when she has only one book left. The interweaving of stories in her mind are more entertaining than any one story can be.

Xedrin the Destroyer

If you get one thing out of this, remember that you should never ever let her borrow a book. That’s right. I said “her.” Xedrin has a habit of bad habit of destroying her books. However, Not many people know that her only crime is loving her books too much. Smudges pages, bent corners, and creased spines are all signs of books that have been read to death. THye are her most valuable treasures.

Zyaagil of the tribe of Thunder

Even if you haven’t ever met Zyaagil, I’m sure you’ve heard him before. You can hear him reading out loud a half mile from his cave. It can be quite entertaining…and distracting. My advice to you is not to sneak up on Zyaagil while he’s reading. He might forget that he’s not one of the characters in his book and harm you by accident.

Bravick the Chronologist

Bravick doesn’t read standalone books…ever. He loves series, the longer the better, and he refuses to read a series out of order. His loyalty to his favorite series makes it harder for him to watch movies based on them. You just can’t do justice to a ten book series in a trilogy of movies. Do you want to make him mad? Drop by his cave when he’s about to finish a series, hide the last book, and then run!

Akris the Slow

She’s a bibliophile, but you would’t know it if you looked at her reading pile. She loves to digest books slowly. A book that you read in a weekend might take her several weeks. Don’t worry. She’ll finish it eventually, and she’ll have a lot to talk about when she’s done. Akris might have trouble keeping up with a reading assignment, but she can conquer any book in small, measurable doses.

Ollur of the Theater

Ollur enjoys watching the movie adaptations of his favorite books. I’ve even heard him say one or twice, “The movie was better than the book.” Some of his fellow dragons shun him for that, but I’m not too worried…as long as he reads the book first. Think twice before going to the movies with him if you don’t enjoy long, indepth, nerdy conversations.

Ryaavi the Bloody

Ryaavi isn’t scary…until he starts pulling apart his latest read. He doesn’t plan to hurt others. He just wants to share his opinions on everything he reads. Sometimes he knows what he’s talking about, and sometimes he just really doesn’t like an author. Tread carefully around Ryaavi if you know he doesn’t like one of your favorite books. He will tell you exactly what he thinks.

Ksadith the Sharer of Souls

Her name is rather impressive. She didn’t earn this title. It’s simply who she is. She connects to the books she reads in a special way. It’s almost like they become a part of her. You should feel honored if Ksadith offers to give you a tour of her book hoard. She’s letting you see a private part of her that few people do. The fastest way into her heart is having a favorite book in common.

Naizz the Snuggler

Do not, I repeat, do not disturb Naizz if she is in her reading nest. She may seem all harmless and cuddly while reading, but you don’t want to be the one who makes her get up. It’s hard for Naizz to read just anywhere. She needs to be comfortable. Her favorite time of the day is just before bed when she can fill her head with book-related dreams.

Syadis the Determined

Syadis is a fan of reading marathons. She can spend hours, days even, curled up in her cave reading books. Just a few chapters here and there aren’t enough to satisfy her love of reading. It can be hard to pull Syadis out of her books. She can read a whole series in one day. Nothing is as entertaining as an afternoon spent reading.

Jayik the Loyal 

His love for books is rather narrow. He is devoted to one set of books or one author at a time. Unlike other reading dragons, Jayik can answer the tough questions like, “What is your favorite book?” He is perfectly content reading one series over and over again, and anything by his favorite author is worth reading. Don’t even try to get him to read a book that isn’t part of his approved reading list. He is hopelessly devoted to his favorites.

Daxilian the Traveler

Draxilian has a lot of duties, and yet he longs to escape them all. He takes vacations away from his cave whenever he gets the chance. What does he do on these vacations? He reads! It’s hard for him to spend time with his books while he’s busy with other things. It’s actually rather unpleasant trying to find time for pleasure reading. If you want to get on Draxilian’s good side, offer to help him out so he can go away for a little reading time.

Faidril of the Paper Tribe

This dragon is extremely loyal to paper books. You will never catch him anywhere near one of those new fangled reading machines. He’s not completely in the dark age. He just prefers the feel of turning a book’s page between his claws to anything else in the world. It’s rather easy to get his nose out of his latest find. Just dangle another book in front of him. He’ll go bananas!

The Blogger, Name Unknown 😉

No one knows the name of this dragon, but many have spoken of her glorious golden scales. They are quite blinding, which might be why she spends most of her time holed up in her cave reading. She reaches out to other readers through her dragon-sized keyboard. Although she is a bit of a mystery, she is quite friendly and well informed! She just loves books so much that she has to write about them!


So have you spotted any of these bibliophile beasts in human form? Let me know. 

 

 

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