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Reading Habits Tag

I’ve read a bunch of reading habits tags and thought they were really fun so I decided to try one for myself. This one was created by TheBookJazz and you can find the video here.

Reading Habits

  1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I think outside on the deck, there’s nothing better than sitting in the sun with my fingers curled around a book. If it’s not nice weather though, I like to snuggle on the couch with a soft blanket. So nothing super specific, as long I’m comfortable and warm.   

  1. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Umm… Neither… Ya, I know bad right? But for some reason, I always lose my bookmark or forget to actually put it where I stop, I guess I’m just not a bookmark person. I do occasionally get annoyed because I’m having a hard time finding where I stopped, but apparently not enough to actually use a bookmark.

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

I can stop anywhere, except for at a cliffhanger. A lot of chapters end with cliffhangers so it’s impossible to stop there. Thus it usually ends up being a boring middle part of the chapter.

  1. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Okay, wait a minute. Isn’t that a given? Tea/coffee + reading = complete bliss. I loooove my tea and coffee with reading (or writing), they just seem inexplicably entwined. Sometimes I eat, but that’s only when the book has me so captivated that I can’t take time away from it to eat my breakfast or dinner. Which I’m sure many of us have done 😉

  1. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Sometimes music, but not usually. Reading is actually one of the only things I find difficult to do while there is music playing. I can write, draw, bake, workout, clean, etc., while there is music playing, but reading… Not so much.

And TV… No, not at all. I can’t pay attention to two stories at once. When I read, I want to read with my entire mind, not only half of it because that kind of defeats the purpose, right?

  1. One book at a time or several at once?

Just one. But that’s mostly because once I start reading a book I can’t stop and I finish within a few days. Besides if I read more than one at once, then I liable to get the storylines mixed up. Plus I like focusing on one at time so I don’t have so many different stories running through my head. Simply my own stories rattling around in my brain is enough to drive a girl crazy.

  1. Reading at home or everywhere?

If a book is calling my name it doesn’t matter where I am, I have to read it. The only exceptions are really busy places where there are a lot of noises or people. Especially if there are a lot of people, I find myself constantly watching them (I know that sounds creepy, but I don’t mean it in a creepy way), I just wonder what their stories are – where they’re from and where they’re going. Please, don’t say I’m the only one who does that.

  1. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently. Reading out loud seems to take so long and even if I try, I can’t do all the voices quite like I can do them in my head. I mean, come on, the voices sound amazing in your head, right? Plus, if I read out loud, people would think, “Who’s that crazy girl over there talking to herself.”

  1. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Umm… I will confess, I have read ahead a few times. I know, I know, how could I do such a thing? Awful of me isn’t it? But in my defense, I haven’t done it in a long time. Now, I have a rule that I suppose is more of a guideline, that says that I will never experience the full impact of the ending if I skip ahead, the emotions won’t be the same, the relationship I have with the characters won’t be as strong.

  1. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I try to keep it new, but the key word is try. I drag my books with me everywhere so although I attempt to prevent it, there are at times casualties.  

  1. Do you write in your books?

Never! That would be sacrilege. If there’s a quote I really like, then I’ll write it down in my notebook, but I won’t mark up the beautiful pages of a book.

Now I have to mention, though, textbooks are an entirely different story. At times it is crucial to write in textbooks, to underline and highlight important information.

Readabits

  1. When do you find yourself reading? Morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you get the chance or all the time?

Whenever I get the chance! Which, now that school has started, I am forced to read in class is not that often, but I try really hard to always have a book around so that just in case my teachers don’t drown me in homework, I’ll have something nearby to read.

  1. What is your best setting to read in?

Sun. Lawnchair. Tanktop. An open view (like a cornfield). Birds singing. Trees rustling faintly in the breeze.

Or….

Cup of tea/coffee. Warm blanket. Soft couch. Comfy clothes. Smell of a lavender or vanilla candle.

  1. What do you do first – Read or Watch?

I try to read first because TBH, the book is usually better than the movie and I don’t want the adventure of reading the book to be ruined.

  1. What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book?

The physical book! But… I don’t mind audiobooks, although it depends on the book and as much as I hate to admit it, I do sometimes buy e-books because they are cheaper. However, those things aside, I would much, much rather hold a real book in my hands.

  1. Do you have a unique habit when you read?

No, I don’t think so. At least nothing that I am aware of.

  1. Do book series have to match?

They don’t have to have to, but I prefer it if they do. It just looks so much better on my shelf.

Okay well, that’s the end of the post. Thanks for reading! And I would love to hear your comments or what some of your reading habits are.

 

Ta ta for now!

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