The English Teacher

What type of reader are you?
February 2, 2007, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized, What?

I can’t help it.  Sometimes, I enjoy completing silly online quizzes; especially if they aren’t very long.  Anyway, according to this quiz, I am a Literate Good Citizen.

What Kind of Reader Are You?

Your Result: 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.

Book Snob


Dedicated Reader


Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm


Fad Reader




What Kind of Reader Are You?
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December 1, 2006, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Daily Life, What?

I am a product of the public school system of the Chicago suburbs.  For 14 years, I’ve slogged through rain and snow, never missing a day of school for a weather related reason (except once, in elementary school).  With winter approaching, I occasionally hear students and faculty talking about how an inch of snow will shut down the school system while everyone lies cowering under their covers.  These past couple of months here, I’ve rubbed the special type of toughness that is required to live in the Midwest that these weak mid-Atlantic kids do not have.  HOWEVER, during the course of our nightly telephone conversation my dad tells me that my alma mater, and all the surrounding high schools in the suburbs, closed down today due to the weather!  It’s only the first day of December and the kids already got a snow day.  Ridiculous!  Why didn’t I get this when I was in high school?  I’m a little disappointed and just a tad bitter.