Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Tag: Book Reading Habits

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The Book Reading Habits Tag

Last week, my good friend Vicki W nominated me for the Book Reading Habits Tag. For her answers to the following list of questions, click here

1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?
I can read anywhere but I do find myself reading in bed a lot, right before bedtime. This is a dangerous habit since if I'm really enjoying what I am reading at the time, I might stay awake the whole night reading! 

2. Do you use a bookmark or a random piece of paper?
Before this year, I rarely needed bookmarks because when I read, I generally have a lot of time in my hands for reading and I can usually finish a book in one or two sittings. However, now that I am working this year and my reading time is a lot more sporadic, I have become very dependent on bookmarks. Generally, I use my Book Depository bookmarks but if I accidentally lose them, which I tend to do a lot, any receipt or piece of paper will do.

3. Can you just stop reading or does it need to be at the end of a chapter or a certain number of pages?
At the end of any action would probably be my answer. If that is in the middle of a chapter, than I'll stop there. If a chapter ends in a cliff-hanger, than I must continue reading!

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
Very rarely, especially since the majority of my reading is either done in bed or on the train commuting to and from work.

5. Do you read one book at a time or several at once?
Again, before this year, I have almost always read just one book at a time. But now that my reading has become sporadic, I have found myself splitting my attention between multiple books. Big thick novel are usually left at home and ebooks are almost exclusive for reading whilst commuting. 

6. Do you read out loud or silently in your head?
I don't think I have ever read out loud a novel before! Maybe during English class back in high school but that is probably it.

7. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?
I try to avoid doing that but in particularly bad books that I just want to finish and get it over with, I have been known to skim read. 

8. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
My books, I will always try to keep it new. But I enjoy reading well-loved books because I can actually break the spine and not be too careful with them. Is that weird of me? :)

9. Do you write in your books?
Only during high school English classes. Otherwise, no. If I really want to note something down, I will use sticky notes instead. 

10. What are you currently reading?
I just finished the Night Circus and thoroughly loved it. My next read... still debating at this point in time.

My nominations for this tag are:
1. Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
2. Jessica @ A Great Read
3. Jackie @ Bibliobrat
4. Sashwilson @ Disappear Into Reading

Over to you guys! :D 


  1. Thanks for tagging me! I have to stop reading at the end of a page, that has a period.
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I loved reading you answers! I read in bed as well, and yes it is dangerous. I cant tell you how many times I have stayed up WAY too late because I just couldn't make myself stop. I have literally fell asleep reading multiple times lol! I have woken up to the book hitting the floor because it slips out of my hand because I dosed off! I have started using bookmarks too but I can use just about anything as long as it holds my place. Great post I really enjoyed it =)
    Bloglovin follower

  3. Thanks for tagging me! This is an interesting tag and seems like a great way to jump back into things after my little month long break :)

  4. I'm exactly the same about breaking the spine. I want to keep my recently bought books as good as new, but I can enjoy well-loved books without worrying about being careful with them! I think we have a lot of reading habits in common :)