I stumbled across this tag a couple of weeks ago over on Starring Pamela’s blog. As I’m sure most of you know by now I am aiming to read 50 books by the beginning of September. I thought it would be fun to share more about my reading habits with you!
1. Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
I prefer an actual bookmark but if I don’t have one with me and I do have a piece of paper I will use that. My current bookmark is from Book Depository and it has all the starsigns and dates on it. I’m an Aquarius which is at the top of the bookmark so I have a little bit of that end sticking out.
2. Stop reading randomly or after a chapter/certain amount of pages?
I like to stop reading at the end of a page with a full stop, I can’t stop mid-sentence. Even better if the full stop happens to be at the end of a chapter.
3. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Usually I sit on my bed or the couch, so, yes.
4. Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
No. I don’t want to spill anything on the book and I don’t like to be distracted when I read, I like to be fully immersed in the pages of what I’m reading.
5. Multitasking: music or TV when reading?
I can tolerate if someone has it on in the background but when it’s just me I prefer silence.
6. One book at a time or several?
One book at a time for sure, I’d start getting plots and characters confused if I had more than one on the go.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere (within reason). I read at work on lunch breaks, I go out into the community as part of the Mobile Library and I’ve started taking a book with me then as well. I can’t read on the bus or in the car though, I start to feel sick after a while. With the eBook apps I’ve downloaded onto my phone and iPad I could have a book with me wherever I go if I wanted.
8. Reading out loud or silently?
Silently. Slightly off topic, but I don’t like audiobooks. I’d rather read the story myself and that way I don’t have time to kill while I listen to the story and get distracted and start thinking of other things. Audiobooks are like baths for me, people love them and enjoy them but I don’t get the hype.
9. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I try my best to keep the spine like new, it’s much easier with hardcover books but if the spine breaks a little as I read I don’t mind.
10. Do you write in your books?
Fellow bibliophiles, I’d love to see you do this tag too! If you don’t want to do the entire tag, pick one question and answer it in the comments.