I got tagged for the Reading Habits Tag (thanks Christine!), so this is where I confess my not-so-weird reading habits and get you to do the same!
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Any place with a couch or a bed (with anything fluffy like fluffy socks or fluffy pillow as an added bonus). I’m not too picky! It just makes it that much easier for me to transition from reading time to nap time, haha.
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I used to collect bookmarks, but they got buried under a lot of other stuff in the house and I don’t really remember where my bookmark bag went. So I’ve been using random pieces of paper, and these days, I’m particularly fond of using my amino acid flashcards. #NERDALERT
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or certain amount of pages?
Yup, I can just stop reading! I blame my somewhat short attention span, eep. For some of my favorite books (Tamora Pierce!) I can also just start reading from any page and be perfectly content.
4. Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
Yes, if I get hungry or thirsty. I like drinking milk or tea when I read, and sometimes it gets messy when I start snacking, so I’ve perfected the one-hand page-turn. (Don’t shift your eyes, I know you know exactly what I mean by the one-hand page-turn!)
5. Do you watch TV or listen to music whilst reading?
No, I prefer to read in silence. I can read fine with background noise though, like on a bus or in the coffee shop.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
Oh boy, several-to-the-infinity at once. I usually finish SF/F books in one go, but some books are harder for me to get through than others, so I like to keep it fresh by switching between books. So I essentially don’t DNF – I just take breaks. 😛
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
I agree with Christine on this one: EVERYWHERE!!! Erm except possibly not when I’m working out (which doesn’t happen very happen, so yeah EVERYWHERE).
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I usually read silently in my head, but I occasionally force myself to read out loud – otherwise, I can go days without speaking if I’m not at school! I also read faster in my head, so I get impatient when I read out loud… which is part of the reason why I’m not a huge fan of audiobooks.
9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?
Sometimes, when I get super bored of a book. Then my eyes glaze over and I start skimming like mad.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Both! Breaking the spine for paperbacks and keeping it like new for hardcovers. I don’t even know why.
11. Do you write in your books?
No. I even shy away from “ruining” books that are meant to be written in, like the ones with fill-in-the-blanks and draw-your-life’s.
Phew, that’s it! And this is probably not how you’re supposed to tag people but TAG, YOU’RE IT! Just pretend I’m an Interweb octopus and can tag all of you at once, because I really am curious about what everyone’s reading habits are like. Feel free to leave a link or comment with your own not-so-weird habits and I’ll check it out!
What are some of YOUR reading habits?