Hello! I’m back with another tag (oh man, I have so many in the drafting stage that need to be published). Back in April, I was tagged by the sweet Analee to do The Reading Habits Tag. She’s a daily book blogger and I’m always amazed by how fast she reads. Her blog is lovely, make sure to give Book Snacks a visit!
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I pretty much lounge around anywhere to read a book, but I often read in my reading room (the room where my bookcase is) because there’s natural sunlight in there. Also the bed because that area’s always comfy.
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
My dad often sends me gas cards (especially ones from Wal Mart because the gas there is cheaper, at least where I live) and they make perfect bookmarks. They’re cute and thick enough for you to find your place quickly the next time you pick the book up.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?
I have to stop at the end of the chapter. If I’m reading before class, I’m usually unable to stop at the end of chapter by the time the instructor calls for the class’s attention, so in those moments I try to find a good stopping point like those weird scene changes within a chapter. I don’t know what they’re called… You guys know what I’m talking about (tell me the literary term if you know, lol).
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
No. If I’m too absorbed in a book I forget I have food altogether. (Food is so good. How can I, right? But it happens!)
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
You can say that I “multitask.” I started to enjoy reading in late elementary school and I often read when waiting for my dad to pick me up. So I used to read everywhere. Outside on the sidewalk, in the noisy cafeteria, at the salon (my dad’s business), etc. Music and T.V. hasn’t ever been a problem.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
A few years ago if you asked me to juggle several at once, I’d tell you you were crazy. But now I definitely see the appeal. My day consists of a lot less reading than most book bloggers. When I was younger, I had more free time and read faster, I think. I find that for readers that don’t designate a lot of time to reading, like me, it’s good to read several at once. That way when they have time to pick up a book, they’re in the mood for it. My current reads are all from different genres, so there’s no problem with mixing up the plot or characters.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere, for sure!
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Do people read out loud normally?? For me, it’d be weird if I read out loud in the public. 😄 And I’m not sure I want strangers to know I’m reading some steamy romance or something, it would be pretty awkward.
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
…I’m guilty of reading ahead, haha. But I don’t skip pages or skim passages. I read every single word. Except for books that I rate a 2, those have skim worthy parts usually.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
BREAK THE SPINE?! :O NO. I used to do it all the time though, like with my copies of HP and Percy Jackson. They were well loved but they’re pretty painful to look at. Now, I try really hard to keep my books in nice condition. That could be why I gravitate towards hardbacks these days (and they just shelf so pretty).
11. Do you write in your books?
I had to do in-text annotations a couple of times in high school, so I do own books that have some writing in them. For pleasure reading or books for review? Nah. I hardly have time to read for fun let alone time to mark my reads and make notes for reviews. I’m just not much of a quotes-puller, sticky note sticker, note-writing reader if that makes sense.
I tag these cool bloggers –
- Alex @Alextheshadowgirl
- Ashley @Dreaming Through Literature
- Assia @The A Blog
- Becky @Blogs of a Bookaholic
- Casey @Inspired By the Page
- Erika @Erika in Bookventureland
- Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts
- Lauren @SERIESous Book Reviews
- Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Miguel @The Quirky Reader
- Poulami @Daydreaming Books
- Raven @Dreamy Addictions
- Savindi @The Streetlight Reader
- Shelumiel @Bookish and Awesome
- Thuong @I Read Therefore I Am
- Tiffani @The Book Venom
- Trey @Trey Schnarr Books
- Trisha Ann @The Bookgasm
- Victoria @Addlepates and Book Nerds
- And YOU (if you’d like to participate)! 😀
Happy 4th of July to the other U.S. bloggers!