'My Reading Habits' Tag

2:45 pm

Browsing my bookmarks (computer, not physical) once again, I've found even more book tags for me to complete, yippee! This time it is The Book Jazz's 'Reading Habits' tag that I found on Youtube, so here we go...

Do you have a certain place at home for reading? Where do you like to read?

I normally cosy up in bed to read, but then it turns into a nap, so I'm thinking I might need a new reading place! If nobody else is home I snuggle up in the armchair in the living room with my dogs with a cup of tea, wallowing in the rare quiet of my house. Wallowing is definitely the right word.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

It depends, most of the time I forget I even own bookmarks then find them in half-read books months later. Persephone Books has a regular newsletter/catalogue thing going on and every time there's a new bookmark, so I usually just use those. They're beautifully designed and have the information on a new book they're publishing from a female writer.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/certain amount of pages?

I am so irritated by books that don't have chapters or parts! How else am I meant to know when to stop?

Do you eat or drink while reading?

I usually have some sort of drink floating around but I will forget about it and if it's tea it will go cold.

Music or TV while reading?

Hell no. I'm not that good at being focused.

One book at a time or several at once?

Usually one fiction with a few non-fiction in the background or whatever I'm supposed to be reading for an essay.

Reading at home or everywhere?

I get a lot more reading done on the train than I ever do at home. My commute to class means I can work through a book in a very small period of time without distractions, like my laptop or dogs. Or sister. Or television. Or food.

Reading aloud or silently in your head?

I only ever read aloud if it's poetry as I find it a lot easier to understand when spoken. Literature, no.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Never. I only look further on in the book if I'm looking for where the chapter ends.

Break the spine or keep it like new?

I find it near-impossible to keep books like new, especially lugging them around in your bag all day. I don't see a point in being precious with books, they're there for enjoyment and look so much better if they've lived a life!

Do you write in your books?

Only sometimes. I have no problem with writing in books, unless it's underlining in pen. Just looks messy. Highlighters, pencil underlining, and side annotations are fine, but there's something about underlining in blue pen that makes me shudder.

Who do you tag?

Everyone reading this now!

M x

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