I was tagged by the awesome blogger Michael at My Comic Relief to participate in answering these questions about my reading habits. Based off his replies to the questions on his blog, he will be disgusted with me when he comes to one of my answers 😉
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Mostly in bed or on my family room armchair.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
What ever is closest to me- bills, post-it notes, grocery lists…
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I used to stop at chapters but now I stop where ever, even in the middle of a sentence. I’m a mom, wife, librarian, grad student, daughter, friend, volunteer, blogger- I’m exhausted. If I can’t stay up another minute, I put down the book right then and there.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Who needs either when a great story is in front of me?!
One book at a time or several at once?
I always have several books going at once. I always have, and it’s no problem for me to remember the separate plots.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
In my head.
Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
This is where I will freak everyone out- I read ahead ALL THE TIME. I read a few chapters in to understand the plot and get to know the characters. Then I read the ending!!! Then I go back to where I left off and finish the book. It’s like a puzzle to me then- if I read ABC and now I know XYZ, I enjoy how the book arrives at the end while I read the middle. I drive my friends in book club crazy that I read this way, but I’ve done it for years, and I’m not going to stop. ***Sorry(not sorry) Michael!
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I’m a librarian- I must keep the book nice for the next reader!!!
Do you write in your books?
Who do you tag?
My blogging partner Kathleen, but any one else who follows us! Go ahead and copy and paste these questions onto your blog if this tag seems intriguing to you. What weird reading habits do you have???
- Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
- Bookmark or random piece of paper?
- Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
- Do you eat or drink while reading?
- Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
- One book at a time or several at once?
- Reading at home or everywhere?
- Reading out loud or silently in your head?
- Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
- Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
- Do you write in your books?
(Picture above from Faith Erin Hick’s Friends With Boys book!)