The Reading Habits Tag
Everybody has their own brand of weird reading habits. Or I certainly hope everyone has his or her own brand of weird reading habits. I would certainly much rather be weird along with the rest of the world, than be along in my weirdness... Though the fact that this tag exists is encouraging, right? Security in numbers? Is that how the expression goes? (no, it's not, but you get my drift)
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Negative, ghostrider. I'm up for reading whenever and wherever. Although I feel horizontal reading is always best. Makes for the most comfortable experience.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I actually realized after the last time I answered this question that I don't really use bookmarks for either one of two reasons. One, I either remember the page number I'm on (don't be too impressed, it's usually for a very short period of time as I'm desperately counting down the minutes to getting back to my book). Two, and this is the most common obption, I read the book in one sitting.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at the end of a chapter / after a certain amount of pages?
Ha! I kind of answered this one early. I don't really notice the chapters passing as I'm reading. They're just extra white space on the page as I'm flipping (swiping) through the book.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Duh. I'm a snacker. So I usually always have something to eat or drink while I'm doing anything.
Multitasking: music or TV whilst reading?
Yep, both. I usually prefer music. TV can be distracting, but when I was in high school I used to play the Harry Potter movies on repeat when I would get home from school just as background noise to drown everything else out.
One book at a time or several on the go?
I'm usually in the middle of several books at time. I know I said that I read books in one sitting, but I start books all the time. Once I get into them, then I commit. I get used to the feel of them, and once I get used to the feel of them, then I come back and sit down for the long haul. So I usually have a few to choose from when reading! It's a process! I started this post with the disclaimer that we all have weird things!
Read at home or everywhere?
Everywhere! But like I said before, horizontal is best.
Read aloud or silently in your head?
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I wish I could truthfully answer this question with a resounding no, I would never skip ahead, but I can't. I'm guilty of flipping ahead and skimming just for a little peep. I remember doing that in one book and then taking what I skimmed completely out of context. I was completely thrown off for the whole book, and when I finally got to the part I had skimmed, I just outright laughed at myself because I had completely misinterpreted the entire situation. I wish I could say I learned my lesson, but I didn't.
Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
I don't consciously do either, but I try not to make any physical changes to my books? So I guess keeping it new?
Do you write in books?
No, no, definitely not.