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?
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 answers 🙂