Hello! I hope you are all doing well! I realize that I haven’t posted in a little while, so I figured a great way to get back into posting would be with a tag! So, let’s get into it!
DO YOU HAVE A CERTAIN PLACE AT HOME FOR READING?
I tend to read the most in my bedroom. I usually read while sitting on the floor, or sometimes on my bed, but I only read in my bed if it’s before I go to sleep. I also tend to read a bit in my living room when I’m curled up in a chair by the window.
CAN YOU JUST STOP READING OR DO YOU HAVE TO STOP AFTER A CHAPTER/ A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PAGES?
I usually prefer to stop at a chapter break, but if I’m really tired or have to do something else, I will just stop reading at the end of a paragraph.
BOOKMARK OR RANDOM PIECE OF PAPER?
Bookmark! I have a bit of a collection of them, though I mainly use the same few over and over again.
MULTITASKING: MUSIC OR TV WHILE READING?
No!! I can’t have any background noise while I’m reading because then I would get very distracted and not actually pay attention to the book.
DO YOU EAT OR DRINK WHILE READING?
Yes! I mostly drink water and will tend to snack on anything while reading.
READING AT HOME OR EVERYWHERE?
Everywhere! I always bring a book with me because you never know if you’ll get a chance to read. To me, it’s the same idea as an umbrella on a cloudy day. If I don’t bring an umbrella with me, it will rain, and so if I don’t bring a book with me, I’d have a ton of time to read.
ONE BOOK AT A TIME OR SEVERAL AT ONCE?
This honestly depends on my mood. I’m a big mood reader so I may be well into a book, and then want to read a different one, so then I’d pick up a few at once.
READING OUT LOUD OR SILENTLY IN YOUR HEAD?
Silently, unless I’m having a really difficult time concentrating, and then I would whisper it to myself.
DO YOU READ AHEAD OR EVEN SKIP PAGES?
I don’t skip pages and I try my best not to read ahead, but there are always those times where my eyes just happen to glance to the other page and I see something exciting so I skim that for a moment until I pull myself together and go back to where I was.
BREAKING THE SPINE OR KEEPING IT LIKE NEW?
I never break the spine. I don’t mind how it looks with a broken spine (I honestly think it makes it look well-loved), but I just never do it.
DO YOU WRITE IN YOUR BOOKS?
I do! I used to be wary of writing in them, and when I first started I would only use a pencil, but now I have no issue using a pen and writing all across the book. Just like with breaking the spine, I think writing in a book makes it seem more loved. (If you’re interested in more of my thoughts/annotation process, I have a whole post on it, which you can read here!)
And that concludes the How I Read book tag! If you’d like to do this, then consider yourself tagged! Do we have any of the same habits? I’d love to hear how you’d answer some of these questions so feel free to comment your answer to any of them!