What kind of reader are you? Anne Fadiman gives a book-length answer to that question in Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. She tells stories about her passion for reading books. For example, she describes the thrill of going to a place that a book describes, then reading about it, so she can have both the book and the place right in front of her. The ideas is that they enhance each other. She calls it “You-Are-There” reading. (I’ve done that) She’s a serious reader who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Fadiman strikes a balance between lightheartedness and depth.
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 200), 66.