Book Tag: Reading Habits

I have been tagged, thank you to Ajoobacats.  Please do visit her wonderful blog.

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I have a big red easy chair and ottoman in my living room and as always my bed.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I usually use receipts, especially the library printout ones.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I prefer to read straight through from beginning to end but it doesn’t always workout.  I hate picking up and putting down books over and over again.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes!  Tea or coffee although sometimes just a bottle of water.

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

The TV might be on in the livingroom while I am reading but that doesn’t distract me as long as the book is good enough.

One book at a time or several at once?

Usually one book at a time but with exceptions for long books like The Luminaries.

Reading at home or everywhere?

I can read anywhere.  I almost always carry a book with me.

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently always.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

It depends.  Sometimes if it is a mystery and I think I have the killer, I’ll flip to the back to check but then continue reading.  Some women’s fiction that frustrates me, I’ll check the end to make see if she really does end up with the jerk/forgiving the cheating jerk/becoming bffs with the husband’s mistress.  Then at least I know I can rage silently as I read the rest of the book.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I try not to break the spine, however some new paperbacks I have gotten have the print go right in to the seam and it is hard to read without stressing the spine.

Do you write in your books?

Cookbooks/non fiction usually are the only times.

I tag the following bibliophiles to answer the questions above (if they want to):

ronnie reads and reviews

Novel Meals

Hazy Reads