The Reading Habits Tag

Good afternoon guys! Today I’m going to be doing something a little different.

This post was inspired by Caroline Peckham who did this tag recently, so I decided I wanted to give it a go, even if I wasn’t tagged! It’s something fun for writers/readers to do, so stay tuned at the end of the post for who I decide to tag 😉

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

There isn’t a specific place I choose to read, because usually I read a lot at work on in transit. If I am reading at home, it’s either in bed or on my couch. 

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

ALWAYS a random piece of paper. I literally cannot tell you the last time I owned a bookmark.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at the end of a chapter / after a certain amount of pages?

I definitely can’t stop in the middle of a chapter. It’s painful. If a chapter ends at a cliffhanger it’s the same thing – I NEED to know what happens.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes, all the time. Though more often than not I forget about meals and snacks unless something is offered to me or I’m REALLY hungry.

5. Multitasking: music or TV whilst reading?

Nope. I cannot concentrate when the TV is on or music is playing. I’ll suddenly start listening to the lyrics or TV and forget all about what I’ve just read. Reading is a single task for me. I prefer to immerse myself in the world.

6. One book at a time or several on the go?

Again, I prefer novel immersion. Sometimes if I’m not really into a book I’ll move on to another and come back to the other one later, but I can’t obsessively read 2 books at the same time.

7. Read at home or everywhere?

Everywhere. On the bus, at work, on a computer, in a coffee shop, on my couch, anywhere is good for me as long as I have a book!

8. Read aloud or silently in your head?

People read aloud? I mean I do that when reading back my own work, but never when reading someone elses book. Silently in my head all the way.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Blasphemy!

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Ehn, if it happens, it happens, but I don’t purposefully break the spine of a novel. I don’t mind my books being worn, it just shows how much I love them.

11. Do you write in books?

Nope! And no one really should. Sticky notes were invented for a reason. The only way it’d be acceptable is when an author signs it, writes a note to a loved one, or you put your name in the front to assure people this is YOUR BOOK. (I have a lot of reading friends, so we had to do this to keep track as children.)

Well that’s it!

I tag:

Patti Larsen

Alex Parsons

Jennafer Beck

Kristen Howe

If I don’t tag you, please feel free to do the tag anyways and be sure to comment and link me to your post so I can read it!

Cheers everyone and stay classy internet!

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