How are we all today? Have you been having a good week? What have you been upto this week?
Last week, my lovely friend Kelly (of Kelly’s Rambles fame) tagged me in this “Reading Habits” tag and it was so interesting to read her ideas that I thought I’d give it a go too! Thanks Kelly, I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but go for it if you’d like to!
Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
I’m generally neither. I know. NO, I don’t fold pages (who even does this?!), I just tend to remember the page numbers I’m up to (and if I remember to update my Goodreads, then that can help!) I do own 7202747 bookmarks though, so I should probably start using them!
Stop reading randomly or after a chapter/certain amount of pages?
Generally, I’ll stop reading after a chapter, or a natural stop in proceedings. I’m reading Six of Crows at the minute and there was a little chapter break, so when I was too tired, I stopped there. HOWEVER, I generally go to the end of a chapter.
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Bed, haha! There’s nothing better than snuggling up in bed and reading. I’d love to, one day, have a library or like a little book nook under the stairs. Who knows what the future has in store!
Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
Not generally? I often have a cup of tea/coffee (when I’m in Starbucks, generally), but I’m not a “I must have a snack while I read” kind of girl. Snacks are bonus reading fun!
Multitasking: music or TV when reading?
Now, this is where I’m a strange egg. If I’m travelling on a bus/train, then I MUST have music on, it feels wrong not to listen to music/have some kind of noise going on. If I’m at home, I read in silence. I know I’m bizarre.
One book at a time or several?
Normally, only one. I can read books for me and books at school. But for my own reading pleasure, it’s generally only one!
Reading at home or everywhere?
I will read here, there and everywhere. I always have a book in my bag, so you’ll find me reading. If I’ve got more than 5 mins going spare, I’ll be reading!
Reading out loud or silently?
I love reading aloud at school, it fills my bookish heart with joy. If I’m just reading a book for me though, I’ll read it in my head!
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I don’t intentionally NOT break spines, nor will I think OH NO if I break a spine, but I like to look after my books.
Do you write in your books?
The general answer to this is no. I wouldn’t write in my books. I’m part of a group of friends who send around the same book and everyone annotates it. The first time I received the book to annotate, it felt SO WRONG. YOU CAN’T WRITE IN BOOKS, THAT’S NOT ALLOWED. There was a bit of liberation to it.
And there you go! Some reading habits from my little life.
Let me know if you do this tag, I’d love to see your answers!