A week ago I developed a little quiz so readers could find out what kind of readers they are. One category was Technical. So, let’s look more closely at the Technical reader and determine what they like to read and how they prefer to read.
They are cautious and controlled. As readers they tend to read sure bets. They prefer nonfiction to fiction and do not mind reading a lot of detail. In fact, the more detail the better. They will do their due diligence before embarking on a book. They listen to their friends and colleagues who recommend books, and they read the reviews very carefully. Often, they get a sample of the book (if it’s an ebook) beforehand.
For Technicals if they actually start a book, they will finish it even if they dislike the book. Leaving a book already begun, unfinished just isn’t in their nature. Technicals are neat readers. They have never marked up a book or turned down a page. They do take notes as they read, but never to deface a book. That’s one reason they like to read on ebooks. They can mark and underline without hurting the book.
Technicals do like reading real books, preferably hardbacks, but they tend to read both books and ebooks. It took them a long time to switch to reading ebooks because they do not make changes easily. Unlike Bolds who are quick to change, Technicals are more deliberate.
You may be a Technical reader. If so, you read nonfiction, fiction based on real facts, biography, scientific books and other books full of detail. Book length doesn’t bother you. And, you prefer to read at night or early in the morning.
Here’s a book selection for the Technical reader. Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. You can read my review and then decide.