I stumbled across the Reading Habits Tag, which originated with The Book Jazz. All the questions involved will be in bold, in case you’d like to also participate! So without further ado…
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Yep, it’s called my bed. The bed in my dormitory is probably my favorite place, just because my desk is reserved for homework and all things studying. It’s also a small bed, so it’s easy to make and then flop down on to get a few chapters done!
Where do you like to read?
I like to read outside or places with ambient noise, such as the dining hall or in a coffee shop. But honestly, I read everywhere I can: the gym, while walking, while waiting for class or for appointments, on the bus, and while eating.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Random piece of paper. I used to have a million and one bookmarks, but now, since my life is so disorganized, I instead use any piece of paper I can find lying around.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter / certain amount of pages?
This depends. I think it typically I like to stop after I have made the progress that I wanted to make. Sometimes, though, if I’m reading while waiting for something, I can and have to just stop reading.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Yes, of course. Sometimes I will read an ebook but most times I will listen to an audiobook.
Music or TV while reading?
Maybe music if it is music that I am familiar enough with it. Otherwise I get too distracted. I have never tried TV while reading, but I have a feeling that it wouldn’t go down all too well for me.
One book at a time or several at once?
Several at once! Especially since I consume books in multiple formats, I am always usually reading an ebook on my phone, listening to an audiobook, and reading a physical book. I get through my TBR so much quicker this way and listening to an audiobook allows you to multitask while reading.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere! I wouldn’t get as much reading done if I only read at home, that’s for sure.
Reading aloud or silently in your head?
I find that I read quicker silently in my head, but I will read aloud if I want the information to stick.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
NEVER. Nope, I don’t see the appeal. I like to maintain the integrity of the plot.
Break the spine or keep it like new?
Keep it like new! Although I do have a few gently used books that I have acquired from thrift stores, and book sales, and I do like the lived-in feel of these books. But for newer books, I always keep them as pristine as possible.
Do you write in your books?
I will write in my books if I am reading them for school; those annotations and highlighting helps me keep track of passages I’d like to discuss in class or write analyses of. My copy of Romeo and Juliet and my copy of Jane Eyre are all marked up.
Who do you tag?
You, if you’d like to do this tag!