Hey everyone! I haven’t done any tags in a while, and since I have a few posts that are taking a while for me to finish I decided it’s the perfect time for another tag! This one was created by TheBookJazz and I saw it over at Dreamland Book Blog. Basically what this tag is is just answering questions about your reading habits!
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I have a very small apartment, so I don’t have a ton of space to spread out. Since it’s winter I usually read in my living room on my couch with some booktube videos in the background, and in the summer I like to sit outside on my patio!
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
In the past (pre book blog days) I would use anything I could find. Since starting my blog and following other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers, I have discovered the wonderful world of handmade bookmarks! There are so many etsy shops that I enjoy getting my bookmarks from, but sometimes shipping can be a pain so I try not to use too many at once.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?
Generally speaking, I just stop wherever. If I’m reading before bed though I like to stop at the end of a chapter or at a break in the story. Normally in one sitting I read 100+ pages (give or take) so I don’t really care about how many pages I read before stopping.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
All the time! It’s just me and my pup so I don’t have anyone I need to talk to at dinner, so I usually read or respond to comments on social media!
Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I have done both music and TV, but I find it easier to concentrate on the book if it’s a movie or show that I’ve seen plenty of times like a Disney movie, because then I don’t need to focus on the TV but I still have background noise. And like I mentioned above, I also listen/watch booktube videos while reading!
One book at a time or several at once?
Both? I like to read one book from start to finish, but sometimes I see another book on my shelf that is just calling my name so I put down the book I’m reading to pick up the other book, then see another book that is calling my name so I put that book down….it’s a vicious cycle that I just can’t seem to break! But generally speaking only one at a time, I don’t flip flop between books. Usually.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Mainly at home. I don’t have a long commute so I don’t really have a lot of time to get an audiobook in, and to be completely honest, I don’t really go very many places. When it gets warmer out my family likes to go kayaking and camping, so I’ll of course take a stack of books to go camping to read!
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
DEFINITELY in my head! I actually find it really distracting to read out loud.
Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Nope! I usually manage around a book a week which compared to some bloggers is really slow, especially when they are 400-500+ page books, but I like to really read and digest what is going on. If I were to skip a page I would probably feel so lost!
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Honestly it depends on the book. If it’s nice and floppy and I don’t have any issues reading the text closer to the middle, I try to keep it new. But if a book is bound so tightly that I can’t read the words, I have to bend it a little to really read it. But I try my best to keep my books in really good condition.
Do you write in your books?
I have not, but I really want to annotate and mark up my copies of the Throne of Glass series! I do unhaul books, so I would be too afraid that I would want to get rid of that book and no one would want it with writing in them! So I’ll only be doing it with books that I know I probably won’t be getting rid of any time soon.
For the first time, I’m actually going to be tagging people to do this tag! So if you are tagged, I would love to see your answers!