The Reading Habits Book Tag

reading habits book tag

I’d seen this tag on some of the blogs that I follow but then I asked (persuaded, begged!) Claire at Art & Soul to tag me as it’s one I’d fancied doing…

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I mostly read in bed in the evenings, it’s rare that I read in the lounge as there are just too many distractions; the TV, the ironing pile, the inch of dust etc etc…..

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Both; I have a couple of really nice special bookmarks but sometimes they just aren’t in the right place at the right time. Occasionally I’ll use a receipt or ticket that’s some kind of memento.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at the end of a chapter/a certain amount of pages?ย 

I have to stop reading at the end of a chapter. I prefer that break rather than having to look ahead in the page and see where I can stop.

A book that I’ve read recently, its chapters start half way down the page, I mean, what’s that all about!

Do you eat or drink while reading?

There’s usually a cup of coffee involved…



Multitasking: music or TV whilst reading?

Oh definitely in a quiet environment or else I just find my mind wandering.

One book at a time or several at once?

One at a time. I’ve never been one to read more than one book at a time. There’s the mixing up of plot and characters issue but surely if takes you to x amount of time to read one book, it’ll take longer to read two at the same time ??

Read at home or everywhere?

The majority of time it’s at home. Unless I have a train or plane journey. I commute in a car so can’t even use that time unfortunately.

Read aloud or silently in your head?

In my head. I used to work with children so spent many a day reading aloud and always felt self-concious.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I try not too but I have found myself on occasion with certain thrillers and not being able to wait to find out the twist I’ve skipped down the page.

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I love breaking the spine of a new book; I know, I know I’m in a minority but there’s nothing better than breaking open the book knowing no-one has been there before.

Do you write in books?

No way! That’s what notepads and page markers are for. Sacrilege!

Feel free to share your book reading habits in the comments below.

I’m not going to tag any other bloggers as I’m aware that we all have to use our time wisely and not everyone has the time for tags. However, if you fancy completing the tag yourself, do let me know I’d love to read your answersย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Jera's Jamboree/Talk of the Town


  1. 13th November 2015 / 10:02 am

    It’s lovely to see your answers ๐Ÿ™‚ I imagine the feeling when breaking the spine on a new book is a bit like the one when puncturing the seal on a new jar of coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 13th November 2015 / 4:37 pm

      I love doing that too; that little ‘pooof’ sound it makes…and the smell mmmm

  2. 13th November 2015 / 10:23 am

    I have no problem breaking the spine either, surely it makes for a more comfortable read anyway ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 13th November 2015 / 4:39 pm

      Exactly! Glad it’s not just me as it’s very frowned upon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 13th November 2015 / 12:04 pm

    I enjoyed reading about your reading habits. Would it be ok if I tag myself so I can join in? I’ll link it back to you if I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 13th November 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Absolutely, go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 13th November 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Your answers are pretty much the same as mine hehhe. Glad to see we have so much in common ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. 14th November 2015 / 7:22 pm

    You know I do that with spines too ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can read anywhere as I’ve learnt to block out external noise (no, not selective hearing hahaha).

    Thanks for linking up Lindsay #TalkoftheTown

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