Here’s a fun post, it’s a Book Lovers Tag challenge. I came across this fun tag over at Sarah Brentyn’s blog, Lemon Shark, where she invited anyone to join in. I thought it would be fun to do so and share my own reading habits here with all of you.
Do you have a specific place for reading?
I sure do. It’s in bed. I wish I had the leisurely time to kick back and read whenever I want but my days and nights are full so bedtime is my usual reading time. Depending on how long I can stay awake determines how long I get to read. But, with that said if I can steal other moments like waiting in a doctor’s office, subway rides or on vacation, I’ll take whatever opportunity I get to escape into a book.
Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
That’s a funny question. I have an assortment of bookmarks. Do I use them? Not. I have a bad habit of folding pages where I left off. Old habits die hard.
Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of a chapter?
Noooooo, I could never leave off mid page, mid paragraph, or mid sentence. Usually I will try my best to finish a chapter. At the very least, I will always finish a page before destroying corners and putting the book down.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
No, because I’m reading in bed and nothing potentially that could spill or leave crumbs in my bed is allowed in there. My rules. But if I’m on vacation, say reading at a pool or beach, I may have been known to have a pina colada by my side along with bottled water.
Music or TV while reading?
Neither. I absolutely can’t concentrate on what I’m reading, or writing for that matter.
One book at a time or several?
Absolutely several. I will always have from 2 to 4 books I’m reading for variety. I’ll usually have a nonfiction book on the go as well as a good fiction book or two and possibly a memoir. That way I pick up whichever one I’m in the mood for at reading time. Variety is the spice of my reading life.
Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
I love reading in bed, but I love reading while on vacation more because I can read more during the day. I’ve also been known to read in the car on longer drives to somewhere when my husband is the driver. If I can steal an opportunity to read I will.
Read out loud or silently?
I definitely am a silent reader unless I come across a sentence that doesn’t make sense and I have to reread it , . . more than once. That’s when I’ll remark something like “What was that?”
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
No, I don’t read ahead but I sometimes go back to the blurb or back cover of a paperback in the midst of reading if the book is heating up and I can’t wait to find what happens. I like to see if I can pick out any clues from the blurb. I’ll admit that sometimes I skim over too much description.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Lol that is so funny. I am THE worst destroyer of a book’s beauty. I like to read a book holding it one hand which has me folding it practically in half – book abuse.
Do you write in your books?
I don’t write in fiction books but in nonfiction reference books I go to town with highlighting, penned notes in margins, and my favorite, using post-it-notes as markers for passages of relevance to me to be picked up easily.
I invite you all to join the Book Lovers Tag challenge and share your reading habits. Feel free to link back to this post so I can visit and share yours too.
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