I wasn’t tagged to do this, but I saw it on Emilie’s blog: Create Explore Read back in January and thought it looked like fun!
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
—- Wherever I can find a quiet, comfortable place. 😉 Usually on my bed or in a comfy chair in the living room… or outside.
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
—- Yes. Whatever works and is handy at the moment.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
—- Unless I am so totally exhausted I can’t keep my eyes open any longer or I suddenly have to leave… I don’t stop until I reach the end of a chapter or at least the end of a section.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
—- I usually find music to be a distraction– either I want to sing with the music or it makes me sleepy. I have watched movies while I was reading, but only when both the book and movie were already familiar to me. However, I multitask all the time when listening to audiobooks! I’m listening to “Betrayal” by Robin Lee Hatcher as I write this post and I listen to audiobooks all the time at work.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
—- It’s not often that I only have one book in progress. I usually have at least 2 or 3 going at a time.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
—- Well, not everywhere… but certainly not just at home! 😉
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?
—- Both. Though I usually read silently, I do sometimes like to read out loud.
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
—- Um… maybe..? Not often, but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. If I do skip ahead, I almost always go back and read what I skipped– unless the book is just too boring or awful to read in it’s entirety.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
—- I prefer to keep my books looking as new and beautiful as possible!
11. Do you write in your books?
—- Sometimes, yes. My paperback copies of Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre are particularly marked up because I wanted to mark some favorite sections and make some notes. Usually, though, I mark passages with sticky notes to avoid writing in a book.