Friday 26 March 2021

Reading Habits Book Tag

I realised I haven't done a book tag since Christmas and then I saw someone had done it on my Twitter timeline although I can't remember who it was, sorry 😬 This tag was created by TheBookJazz but I took the questions from Jenniely's blog.  

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

I mostly tend to read in my bed as I find that the most comfortable place in my house. I like being in my cosy room surrounded by books and all my things. My dream is to have a proper reading room some day with a big, squashy armchair to relax in.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmark every day of the week! I have a wide selection so I'm never worried that I'll run out of them anytime soon. If I happen to be somewhere that I don't have access to a bookmark then I probably would just use a random receipt or something I found in my bag.

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

I'm definitely one of those people that has to get to the end of a chapter or at least to a significant break in the text before I can stop. I'd find myself getting muddled about what exactly is happening if I didn't. There's chapters for a reason people!

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

I always try and have something to drink whilst reading as it can be thirsty work! Snacks aren't a requirement really but occasionally I'll have a few biscuits or crackers on hand.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I'll listen to music when I'm in the mood for it but it has to be instrumental pieces/scores with no lyrics. Books and tv at the same time is a big no, far too distracting!

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I try and only read one physical book and one ebook at a time, sometimes another one will sneak in there if I need to get it read but when that happens I'll usually put the first book down for a while until I finish the second. I find it too confusing to read a lot of books at the same time and I wouldn't want to get them all mixed up.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Because of this pandemic I've only been reading at home but usually I will take a book with me anywhere, particularly on trains. I really enjoy reading on trains a lot! I'll whip out an ebook if I know I only have ten minutes or something and audiobooks are great for long journeys.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

I'll hold my hands up and admit that I used to be one of those people who muttered slightly under their breath when I read (I did it without realising) but after someone pointed it out I now do it silently in my head quite consciously.

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Absolutely not! Why would you want to spoilt it for yourself??

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I don't crack the spine on purpose but if I do it's not the end of the world, it's just a sign of a well read book in my opinion. 

11. Do you write in your books?

Other people make it look so pretty when they annotate books but I know that if I attempted it it would look a huge mess and I would basically ruin the book!

Readabits Questions

1. When do you find yourself reading?

Usually in the evenings is when I have the most motivation to read but it depends on whether the book is really gripping and I just want to find any opportunity to pick it up.   

2. What is your best setting to read in?

The ideal setting would be a comfy couch covered in soft blankets and cushions with a mug of hot chocolate at hand and a roaring fire in the background 😊  

3. What do you do first – Read or Watch?

I much prefer reading the source material first unless I'm really not bothered about the book or the film/tv series ends up being completely different anyway. 

4. What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book?

Physical books are my go to, there's nothing like having a brand new book in your hands. Audiobooks and ebooks are good for convenience but nothing beats the real thing.  

5. Do you have a unique habit when you read?

Not really, I'm pretty standard. I do like to make sure I have extra support for my head when I'm sitting up in bed to read otherwise my neck will ache for days.

6. Do book series have to match?

I'd love to have all matching series but when you get a lot of your books secondhand it can be a challenge to get all the same editions cheaply. If i'm going to buy them full price then I would do my best to make sure they all match.

If you fancy giving this tag a go make sure to comment so I can check out your post! Happy Reading!

1 comment

  1. I can't listen to anything when I'm reading though I have adapted a bit because of my husband and son. However, it depends on what is on the TV. If it's something I'm even mildly interested in, I can't do it. But if its sports, I can lol Or if my husband starts watching videos of random things on his phone, I want to know what he's laughing at too! hahah


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