Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Reading Habits Tag

I think this tag originated on BookTube and made its way over to the Blogosphere, but I'm not entirely sure who started it. I was not tagged by anybody, but I thought this would be a really fun one to do, as well as a way for you to become more informed about my bookish personality. I don't think I can really tag someone, as I was not tagged myself, but if you want to do this tag.... I encourage you to do it. We can be rebels together!

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

I will usually read wherever I feel comfortable in the house and it doesn't really matter where, but some of my favorites are my bed, the couch in the family room, and the balcony. 

 2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? 

I know bookmarks were invented to, I don't know, mark places in books, but I don't use them because it tend to lost them waaay too easily. When I read, I read in large chunks of time, so I will put my book mark beside me, read 100 pages, then go do something. I completely forget that the book mark was even being used. 

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?

Because of the whole "read in large chunks" thing, I will usually plan where to stop. I don't HAVE to stop between chapters, but my OCD tendencies make me stop reading at numbers ending in "0" or "5." 

4. Do you eat or drink when reading? 

While I would like to, I've learned that it is so freaking difficult to eat/drink while reading. The book won't lay flat and stay open while I eat. I also hate eating baked goods while reading because the crumbs will either go in the book, or all over me. 

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music whilst reading? 

I frankly don't know how anyone can watch TV while reading (unless it's golf), but I listen to music around 95% of the time m

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

I go back and forth on this question because I'm not sure what counts as "one book at a time." I DNF a lot of books before the 50 page mark and won't even turn the book to "currently reading" until I'm about 100 pages through. So if you count how many books I have read less than 50 pages of, I'm reading A TON of books at the moment. But I tend to only read one book at a time. 

7. Reading at home or everywhere? 

I can literally read anywhere if I'm in the mood for reading. My only issue is that I will get in the weirdest non-reading moods when I'm in places that people would normally read such as waiting in the Dentist's office. 

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? 

I always read silently (I'm not in kindergarten), but if I'm having a hard time comprehending poetry, or a novel written in verse, I will read a few pages out loud until I get back into the groove of it. 

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages? 

I don't know how to skip pages. Even if it's a boring book, my brain is not hard wired to skip pages. Reading ahead is a whole other matter. I am known to read the last page, or maybe even the last chapter of the book after barely starting it. 

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new? 

I never purposefully break the spine and don't see a need to unless the book is really stiff and new, and the spine has become an impediment to my reading enjoyment. 

11. Do you write in your books? 

Lately, I've been writing in the margins and highlighting my books for review purposes, but it's really painful to see my books have writing in them if it's my own. 

12. What are you currently reading?

Good question. Do you want the long answer or the short [refer to question 6]? At the moment, I am technically reading all of these books, but I'm only focusing on one of them. 

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