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98. What kind of reader are you?

The Devourer

This person doesn’t read books, they devour them! Hunger Games trilogy- yeah read it in 3 days. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- read it one day. They are hellbent on finishing their book as soon as possible…
Goes to the bathroom, takes book with them. Sitting at the dinner table, takes book with them. Meeting friends? Not anymore! Cancels and reads book instead.
For that day, they are completely and utterly immersed into another world.

My Harry Potter Experience

The Slow Coach

This person is still reading the same book 6 months on, reading approximately 5 pages a day and justifying it with ‘oh the plot is super complex and there are lots of characters’. Seriously I could hand write the book in that time…

The Organised One

This reader sets a guideline ie. they decide to read between 30-50 pages each days and actually stick to it! They pace themselves and take time to savour the details.

The Commuter

They guys are always reading on the bus/train making sure all the other passengers can see how well they are using their time and looking down upon the peasants reading the Metro. That is of course unless they’re reading 50 Shades of Grey in which case they’ll replace the book cover or hide behind their Kindle. You need not have bothered- your dilated eyes and panting give you away…

The Literature Hipster

Not content with what the ‘average’ folk read, they insist on reading things like the Iliad or something in Latin. More importantly they must inform everyone what they’re reading and occasionally quote it to really dig it in. You think you’re well read- I get it. Now shut up and let me read Twilight in peace.

The ‘oh whoops spoiled it’

This happens for books that are part of a series. This person reads the first one, is desperate to know what happens next, wiki’s it (or watches the TV series) and then decides that they don’t need to read the rest of the books because they now know how it ends. Well done.

The Later Later

Gets the book, leaves on desk for 3 months, renews it 10 times and eventually returns the book having never opened it.

The Pretender

Reading the spark notes version does not count as having read the book no matter how well you know the ‘themes’ and ‘symbolism’. Cheater!

Guilty!

Illiterate

What’s a book? These idiots can’t read nothing unless it’s in chat-speak or all gangster like. Yeh sik blad. Safe safe.
Let me know when you get a job.

Over and Out!

44. Para- Para- Paradise

Coldplay’s song ‘Paradise’ is one of my favourite songs…ever. I fell in love with it when I saw it being performed at a glowing light concert and since then, it has been my JAM. I mean you can’t dance to it but my god is it perfect for when you are lying down, headphones on and drowning out the world!

Anyhow, I stumbled across some peeps on Youtube who call themselves ‘ThePianoGuys’. They are quite simply, amazing. They play music effortlessly and you can feel their passion through the screen. It is extremely infectious! Moreover, these lovely people did an African cover of ‘Paradise’ and it sounds like music heaven.

As soon as they started playing, I found myself grinning like an idiot. My eardrums did a standing ovation at the instrument change at 0:57. I got chills by the end. Don’t just take my word for it. Join 14.5 million other people and listen to it yourselves:

Also the location of the music video is stunning! They actually got a helicopter to airlift a brand new grand piano up there. There also has to be a notable mention for the guy’s cool matrix trench coat. He is totally working it.

(Photo Credit: luminaryjackets.com)

If you want to hear more from ThePianoGuys, I definitely recommend their cover of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. They were so good, I felt like I could visualise the scenes in my mind as they played.

Over and Out y’all!