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