Reading Habits… Mmmm #reading #books

I love books

I made a visit to a lovely book blogger’s page this evening. I read her random post on her reading habits. Inspired me to keep the post chain going. I love to read, I was (and still am) an avid reader before writer. Here are my habits what are yours?

Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?

Not really, I read anywhere. Including public places. Normally when I’m at home I read  in bed or in the living room on the sofa. Curled up with a cup of tea or coffee, sometimes something a stronger. Okay, not sometimes most of the time.

— Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmark all the way! I have collected some pretty ones over the years. It annoys me if they slip out or I lose them.

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

Most of the time I aim to finish the chapter. I find it hard to cut off and disconnect. If I’m really tired I may stop part way through, but I always aim for the long haul and finish a chapter.

— Do you eat or drink while read?

All the time! The crumbs on the E-reader is unbelievable.

— Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Ahh, hard one I always have something on in the background, the hard decision is music or TV. If I have the TV on it’s always the news channel I place it on, I have no idea why. If it’s music, something easy going is playing.

— One book at a time or several at once?

Just the one thank you! I give it my full attention.

— Reading at home or everywhere?

*Raises an eyebrow* what do you think?

— Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head… what am I? Five years old?

— Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

No. Never. It’s a sin.

— Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Keeping it new…

— Do you write in your books?

Who? What? … Hell No! Why would you? When I was at university I didn’t even like making notes in my text books.  But reading books? My escapism?..  You’ve lost ya damn mind.

What are your reading habits?

11 thoughts on “Reading Habits… Mmmm #reading #books

  1. 1. In my room sitting propped up on my bed.
    2. Usually bookmark that I’m not above using a piece of paper!
    3. I usually stop at the end of the chapter. But if my mother, who I’m living with, has a need I stop right away wherever I am.
    4. Water I hardly drink anything else.
    5. Music, Christian contemporary
    6. Definitely one book at a time
    7. Usually just at home, while I’m on vacation and I always have a book with me
    8. Always silently
    9. I never skip ahead, I want to get the full experience of the entire story.
    10. I prefer to look new.
    11. Definitely write in my Bible. And I write in any book I am reading as a study. Otherwise absolutely not.

    Fun questions!

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  2. I have never understood people who write in books. I didn’t even like highlighting textbooks! I had a class once where the professor wanted us to turn in our books with notes on the pages about quotes and images we liked. I did my notes on post-its and stuck them in the book because there was no way I was writing in it.
    As for the rest, I’ll read anywhere, use anything as a bookmark {except dog-earring the pages}, always snack while reading, usually have music in the background, and am famous for reading multiple books at a time.

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    • Hello Izrael, I used to feel this way also. When I ran a book club for almost five years before I started writing I would finish a book, no matter how much I disliked it. Now that I write too, time is so limited if I can’t finish a book sometimes I put just put a book down due to time but feel really bad about it!

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