Book Blogger Hop: Readers United

Q: Do you think that readers make better employees, as opposed to non-readers? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

A: As a bookseller I’m a bit biased in this respect, because I think that anyone who works in a bookstore should be a reader. I don’t care what you read, but you better have at least a passing understanding of genres and know at least some of the big authors (ie. Stephen King, James Patterson, JK Rowling).

However, in my various office jobs I also think that readers *usually* make the best employees for the following reasons:

  • can spell
  • open-minded
  • creative/imaginative
  • educated

All that said… there are readers out there who don’t have some or any of these qualities. I would honestly rather work with someone who is smart, caring, and friendly but doesn’t read at all if the alternative was someone who reads but is horrible.

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.


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