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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Reading Habits Tag

I've been tagged by a lovely Nicola, author of an ever amazing Book Bunny blog (check this out, you won't regret it;), and this is quite an exciting experience for me. I'm going to talk about me - nothing new there, I am well aware of that, yet it's going to be about me with a twist, as it is books-oriented... 

Questions and answers, here we go:

Do you have certain places at home for reading?
Yes, well, if my husband is reading it - he might ;) - he will know the answer to this already. You see, there is a chair, nothing special about its construction, or in fact any super comfy features... But it is placed in a focal part of our living room. You can read and still be in the whirl... Or at least pretend to be...

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Neither. It is usually something I connect to in a certain moment of time: a ticket from a cinema (when was the last time I went to see a movie?), an exhibition ticket (does a 6-12 years old 'Against Captain's Orders' counts?), or a lovely letter my SuperGirl made for me - it's nice to have something that really matters, reveals good memories, or simply makes you feel emotional, and less irritated with little things. Even more positive when you're reading.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I would like to think of myself as loyal, therefore I try to do my best to finish a chapter. Never thought of reading in terms of number of pages, though. Considering the fact I just read a book in one go last night, up until 3am, ekhm), it looks like my loyalty exceeds my expectations. Sometimes.

Do you eat or drink while reading?
I would very much like to say no, but the fact is I do. Try to stick to my favourite apples whenever possible. To make it a little bit more healthy...

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Distractions are part of my everyday life, and I managed to make others believe I am listening while actually I am more focused on what I'm reading. Meaning, I do understand when they say something, I even get the content; I am just not always able to articulate a reasonable answer... Music always welcome. TV non existent therefore no such issue:))

One book at a time or several at once?
If a book is a page-turner, all the others sit tight and wait for their turn. If a book requires more thoughtful approach, I tend to procrastinate - no need to pretend I don't - and reach for a lighter counter-option. I have a logical explanation to that, obviously: this is just to balance my thoughts more effectively;) 

Reading at home or everywhere?
Do you remember that chair:)?

Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Yes, if it's for my little ones, I read out loud. But I love to have that comfort of reading just for me, and wander to another reality...

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
That would be cheating, and actually the worst type - as I would be unfaithful to myself. It happened to me once, or twice, though, that I left the book unfinished. And then yes, I skipped a whole good chunk of the content, just to see how it ended. But it's not worth it in general.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Usually I read for pleasure, and comfort; therefore if breaking is the only option, I will go for it. But I like to see a book as good as new when I finish reading it.

Do you write in your books?
No. Not even a single note in a paper book, or on a Kindle version. Which is not that bad, as then I usually can read the same book twice, and since there are no notes, I don't recall the plot that much:)))

Well, enough about me then. For a while...
If any of the following book readers, which I'm inspired by and look up to, would like to spare a minute, or two, and answer the same list of questions, I'd be honored:))) (No pressure though)


  1. Great answers. Us readers have such varying habits :)

    1. Thank you:)) it was real fun writing them down!!!
      Yes, it's also interesting how our habits define us in a way... ;)

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