It has been some time since I have done a Book Tag and I have been looking at some recently and it has made me really want to start doing them again. It was this one I saw first and I really liked the look of it so here is my Reading Habits.
- Do you have a certain place at home for reading.
I have got two places at home where I love to sit while reading as to me they are the most comfortable place I could find. However I can only do this when I am home alone because then the house is quite and perfect conditions for reading. So these places are on my bed with the pillows (I have 4 on a single bed) pushed into the corner between the headboard and the wall with one acting as a back support. The other place is on my L shapes couch and in the corner cushion right in the corner with my legs on both of the other cushions. It just the best place at home where I can read, I love both of them.
- Bookmark or random piece of paper?
A few years ago it would have been just a piece of paper I can find lying around but the last years I have been just remembering what page I am on when I have finished reading for a little bit. It also helps I very really stop in the middle of a page or anything I really like to either get to the next chapter or even just finish the book before I put a book down for the day.
- Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
Well I kind of said this before but I always like to read to the nearest chapter if I know I have to stop reading, however if I am reading a large book then I always want to read at least 100 pages a day if not more.
- Do you eat or drink while reading
I used to eat a lot while reading but then I spilled some sauce from a paste dish and I felt like crying when I landed on the book as to me it ruined the book and I would need to get a replacement. If I am going to drink while reading then only one drink will do and that it water, that way if I spill it wont stain the book in anyway, but I have yet to spill a drink onto a book (touch wood).
- Multitasking: Music or TV while reading
I do listen to music when I read quite a lot but it has to be a song that has a large amount of instrumental in it otherwise I get distracted from reading and start listening to the words of the song. This means that watching TV is a big no no as I have no hope of paying attention to what I am reading.
- One book at a time or several at once?
If I could then it would be several at once but I barely have the attention to focus on one book and be able to remember everything about what I have just read. So to the people who read several at once well done I wish I was you,
- Reading at home or everywhere?
I do prefer to read at home but I used to do a lot of my reading while traveling to work on the bus. It was an hour long journey everyday so I could get about 80 pages read which was great then when I got home I could get another 100-200 read depending on how busy I was that day.
- Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I have never read out loud to myself and I don’t think I could ever do so as for me reading in my head helps with imagining what the author is trying to get across. If I was going to read out loud then I would focus to much on trying to say the right words.
- Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Dear god no, if I skip pages or read ahead then it ruins the whole atmosphere that the author wants to have while reading and your basically just trying to skip to the parts with more action or see if your favourite character has died. I don’t think I could read ahead and then say I still enjoyed a book.
- Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Keep it like new every day, I hate looking at a books on other people’s shelves and seeing them with a broken spine. It hurts my soul a little bit and it looks like you don’t care about the book and want to show it off on your book shelf. Saying that I did used to break the spine when I first started to read and I even broke a book by doing so (Harry Potter and the half-blood prince) so since then I have always made sure my books are in perfect condition.
- Do you write in your books
Again this is one of those questions where a few years ago then year I would write my name in the front of the book but now when I look back I hate that I have done that and I feel like I ruined the book doing so. I don’t even keep a pen anywhere near my books in case I get something on the pages.
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