This Book Tag is all about my reading habits.
Whether that’s reading in a specific place or being a dog-ear person more than a bookmark lover, you’ll find all about my reading habits below!
Q1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Up until very recently, I read all over the house. In the bath, on the sofa, in my bed and outside on our sun lounger.
Yet recently, I found an unused chair in my house and created a little reading nook for myself at the end of my bed. This is now where I do most of my reading, Bookstagramming and writing.
Q2: Bookmark or Dog-Ear?
I have only just been converted to a being a bookmark lover. I’m not going to lie, up until the start of the year I didn’t own a bookmark (gasp).
Yet I found some really beautiful ones on Etsy, so I have now seen the error in my ways you’ll be glad to know.
Q3: Can you stop in the middle of a chapter or does it have to be at the end of a chapter?
I have to finish a chapter before I can put the book down and carry on with my life. That being said, whenever I’m on a bus or train and I need to get off before the end of the chapter, I get an immediate sense of panic. I just don’t like it and I can’t do it.
Just say a little prayer for me when I’m reading a book that doesn’t have any chapters…
Q4: Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
Yes. I love having a brew whilst reading. There’s often biscuit and chocolate crumbs on the pages of my books too. Its a disgusting habit I have, please forgive me!
That being said, I find it difficult to read whilst eating proper meals and don’t tend to do it that often. I can spare 30 mins of not reading to eat my lunch and dinner. Food takes priority (obviously).
Q5: Do you listen to music or watch TV whilst reading?
I used to be able to watch TV and listen to music whilst reading but now I find it really difficult to concentrate.
Depending what is on TV, I can normally carry on reading. For example, if my Dad is watching Car SOS for the 50th time that week, I will normally need to a book in my hands to keep my sanity.
Q6: Do you read one book at a time or multiple?
Honestly, credit to those who have more than one book on the go. I just can’t do it. I was discussing this with a friend the other day and I made the connection between me liking to have one task completed before moving on to the next.
I suppose that’s why I can only read one at a time. How I got through uni, I’ll never know. (Actually I do know, lots and lots of skim reading…)
Q7: Do you read at home or anywhere?
I will literally read ANYWHERE. Commuting, sitting having my lunch at work, at my boyfriend’s house. You name it, I’ve probably read there.
I’m not picky where I read as long as I can fit in a few minutes in here and there. Normally with my busy work schedule and tiring commute, on the bus is where I can fit in most of my reading.
Q8: Do you read aloud or inside your head?
Always in my head. Normally my brain will create it’s own voices for different characters which is very helpful of it.
I find it hard to read aloud and I normally end up getting the words wrong whilst my voice is trying to keep up with my brain.