The Reading Habits Tag

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 Today I’m doing a tag for ya because I think it would be fun if y’all knew a little bit more about my reading habits/how I read and not just what I read! This tag has been around awhile and I’ve seen it a couple of places so I figured I would go for it.

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? No, as long as it’s comfortable. One day I will have a cute reading nook and chair…one day…

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? If it fits in a book I literally will put it in there

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages? I try to hit stopping points like chapters or sections, but I will definitely just stop.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading? Sure though I try to keep my books clean.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading? Music, definitely. TV, only if I’m not actually watching it (eg my partner has a show on that I don’t care about), but otherwise it’s distracting.

6. One book at a time or several at once? Always several except they have to be different. Like, a good mix of fiction/non-fiction and different types of non-fiction.

7. Reading at home or everywhere? I could read most places but I usually don’t unless I have time to spare (like while traveling). I don’t bring a book along to random places because I usually don’t get to them and then wind up lugging them around.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? In my head, but I don’t mind reading to others in very short spurts. In my head I can read much, much faster!

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages? Almost never. I did this with some assigned reading in high school but cmon. I’m not sure how people can regularly do this.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? I really do like to keep them clean but I also like books where the spines have been broken but not by me (like library books?) I’m a little weird about this.

11. Do you write in your books? Eh, this is a rarity for me. I didn’t mind doing it during college because I didn’t like using hundreds of sticky notes. Now I don’t necessarily feel a need to unless I’m specifically marking text to use for reviews.

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Do we have the same habits? Wondering about my other reading habits that weren’t included in this tag? Let me know!

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