So You Think You're a Bookworm?
1 May 2018
Ryland Peters and Small
Ever find yourself mainlining coffee at work in an effort to stay awake after a late night with a page-turner you just couldn’t put down? Does the thought of being stuck on a train/plane/bus without a book fill you with more existential angst than a Camus novel? Were you too traumatised to leave your bed for days after finishing The Time Traveler’s Wife? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then chances are you’re a book lover, but what kind of bibliophile are you? Perhaps you’re The Classicist, who consumes Dickens, Austen and Fitzgerald in the same way consumption consumed the Brontës. Or maybe you’re The Polyamorous type who never has less than four books on the go, or The Abuser, whose “treat ’em mean” attitude leads to turned-down corners, broken spines, and water-damaged pages. With over 20 hilarious bookworm profiles, you’re sure to spot a good few character traits that any member of the literati will recognise. While we won’t claim it’s as funny as a Philip Roth novel, So You Think You’re A Bookworm? will definitely raise a smile or two.