I love reading and couldn’t resist going this tag that I found over on Love In Modern Life. Fellow readers will enjoy this and should link me if they do the tag themselves. Non-readers might want to give this a skip.
Do you have a certain place for reading at home?
Not really. I am more than happy to read anywhere. I suppose if I do think about it though, I spend most of my time reading snuggled up in the corner of the sofa.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I like the idea of having bookmarks, but I always lose them. Last time I received books from the Book Depository I received a bookmark and have been using it ever since. It is probably the longest one I have had at a grand total of four months. When I don’t have a bookmark I cross the line of some book lovers by folding the page corners.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?
I try to stop at the end of the chapter or a particular scene. Stopping at a random part of the story just takes me out of the magic I think.
Do you eat or drink when reading?
Not really. It makes it awkward to hold the book and distracts me too much from the wonderful story in front of me.
One book at a time or several at once?
Just one at a time. When I am reading a book I really want to get lost in a story (as I have mentioned a few times already), and not distracted with anything else.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Anywhere and everywhere! If I think I will be travelling alone at some point of the day, whether it be in a car or on public transportation, I always make sure that I have a book in my bag. It can make travelling to work on an overheated train much more enjoyable. Sometimes I get so caught up in the story I continue to read while walking down the street. I wouldn’t recommend that though as it can be quite dangerous.
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head. I dislike the sound of my own voice so I think that would take away from my enjoyment of the book. Plus, I might irritate people a lot if I read out loud all the time.
Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?
I try not to but sometimes there is the urge to find out what happens. Usually I don’t ruin the book for myself though because I get freaked out at the thought of finding out what actually happens and close the book mid sentence.
Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
I have no problems breaking the spine of the book, same as I like to bend the corners of the pages down. It brings me some hate from people.
Do you ever write in books?
Even though the last question may have indicated that I have a fetish for defacing books, I consider writing in them a mortal sin.
What are you currently reading?
This bad boy below. I am only 3 chapters in but am enjoying it so far.