I saw this cute tag as done by Stephanie from Between Folded Pages and I could not resist doing it myself. I have been struggling mightily with my reading lately and this tag was perfect for evaluating my habits. Make sure and pop over to Stephine’s blog and check out her answers and please, feel free to do this tag yourself!
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Nope. I will literally read anywhere. I always have a book in my purse and if I find myself unoccupied for more than 3 minutes I will start reading.
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Niether. While I really love cute bookmarks I try to remember the number of the page I am on when I close it. I know it sounds silly but I always feel like Sherlock Holmes when I remember it.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I can stop mid-sentence if I have to. I rarely care if I am at the end of a chapter. Instead, I will read until I have to stop or fall asleep.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
I often do both but I don’t required it. I love to sip a hot beverage and read but I will admit to loving reading while eating popcorn. When I am alone for a meal I always read.
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Neither. I like to immerse myself in the book.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
If I love a book I will read it to the exclusion of everything else. When I come out of a book I love though I will sometimes go through a bit of withdrawal and then I might multi-task. Recently, I have been reading far too many at the same time because I cannot find anything I love as much as my most recent book crush.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Home is best because people don’t interrupt me. But, I never let people come between me and a good book so I have to answer honestly: everywhere.
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?
Silently unless it is poetry which I always appreciate more aloud.
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
If I really really hate a book I will skip ahead in an attempt to find something that will improve my opinion of the book. If I find something worthwhile, I will backtrack. If not, it goes into the do-not-finish pile. But, I do not like spoilers so I only do it to reassure myself that I am just in a bit of a slump in the story.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I never do it on purpose but I always accidentally break them. The only exception is when the book is borrowed from a person or the library. I am far more careful with other people’s books!
11. Do you write in your books?
Not my books for enjoyment. However, I always write in my textbooks. I have also been known to write in non-fiction books but recently I invested in some cute paper tags just for this reason.
Like I said, this one is up for anyone but I’d love to see some more answers! If you don’t feel like doing the whole tag….
Tell me, please!
Which of my answers surprises you or disagrees with you the most?