One of my favorite quizzes is the one that tells whether you are a Nerd, Geek, or Dork. But there are a lot of different types of nerds and geeks. The quiz below discerns what type of nerd (I would argue they mean geek, but that is neither here or there) you are among several types of different nerdy obsessions.
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Your Result: Literature Nerd
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While this marks me as a reading nerd, I come in pretty much a dead heat (86% vs 77%) as a math/science nerd. Since I'm an engineer that makes sense too. My literary side tends to get ignored by people that know me in real life since my livelihood is so nerdy. But my house is literally filled with books. Many are math, science, or science fiction, but I also have plenty of mysteries, beat writers, contemporary literature, and history.
In high school, one of my English teachers lamented the loss of literature as a common intellectual bond. I argued that serious literature would never go away entirely but would instead become just one of many obscure hobbies that people have. This quiz proves that. Reading is just another style of nerding out, like anime or costuming.
A recent study showed that one out of four Americans haven't read a book of any type in the past year. Even among people that have read, the median number of books was seven. That makes me feel a lot less guilty for "only" reading twenty or thirty books a year. Like sex survey quizzes, there are always a few outrageous outliers that skew the results. It seems that when it comes to reading, I am one of the promiscuous nerdy sluts.
BlatantCommentWhoring™: What type of nerd are you and how many books do you read?