It’s time for another tag! Again, I stole it from booktube, but unfortunately, the original video is no longer available, so I can’t link it for you. Still, I hope you enjoy finding out some more things about me 😉
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Yes, definitely – 99.99% of the time, I read while sitting/laying/hunching/using-some-other-weird-position on my bed. However, when it’s really nice out, I also like to take my book outside and read on our Hollywood swing or on a picnic blanket.
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I hardly ever use anything to mark my page. I usually read books so fast that I’ll just remember the page number I was on until I pick the book up the next time. Or I’ll use the cover flaps if the book is a hardcover edition. Very rarely, though, I do decide to mark my page – then I’ll use a bookmark or an old postcard.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain number of pages?
I usually don’t stop until after a chapter, unless there’s an emergency. And in this case, an emergency usually means that someone is calling me to eat some kind of food, whether it be lunch, dinner, or a snack. When you’re part of a family of six, you have to be very fast if you want the good stuff! In that case, though, I’ll just stop wherever I am and finish the chapter immediately after I’ve finished the food 🙂
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
ALL the time. I am a master at this. Usually, I’ll eat something like fruit, chocolate, or a sandwich, but if I’m really hungry, I’m also very skilled at eating leftovers and cereal. It’s not that hard – you just hold the bowl with your knees, eat with one hand, and turn the pages with the other. And as to drinks, I love hot chocolate and tea, especially during winter.
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I don’t even have a TV, but I would never watch something while reading. If I did, I’d have no clue about what was going on in either the book or the TV show. I barely ever listen to music while reading either, for the same reason. If I do, it has to be something without lyrics – so just instrumental.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
One at a time. Unless I’m not particularly enjoying a book. Then I might put it down for a while and try again later. I do break the one-at-a-time rule for rereads, though – I will sometimes read those in between other books.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
I prefer reading at home, but that’s mostly because my bed is so comfortable, there’s food, and there are fewer interruptions (Seriously – at university, you always run into someone who wants something from you!). Although I do also read at the bus stop, on the bus, on car rides, when waiting for my violin lesson – so pretty much everywhere. It’s just not as great as at home.
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently! I only read out loud if I’m reading to someone else – like the kid I babysit, for instance.
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
No, never. I really don’t understand why some people do this. Doesn’t it take so much excitement out of the story if you spoil yourself for it?
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I don’t break my spines on purpose, but it does happen a lot. To be honest, I don’t really mind – for me, it’s just a sign of how well-loved my books are 🙂
11. Do you write in your books?
Never! The idea absolutely horrifies me. I don’t mind when other people do it in theirs, but I don’t want writing in my books. It would drive me absolutely crazy whenever I reread something. Even in school and now university, I have always kept my annotations on separate pieces of paper…
So yeah – those are some of my reading habits! Do we have any in common? Is there anything I do that you think is totally weird? I would love to know!