Thursday, June 11, 2015

Reading Habits Tag

This is the Reading Habits tag. If you want to participate (or have participated), leave a link to your post in the comments. I’d love to see your answers.

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

In my bed. I read for a few hours every night before I go to sleep. I don’t really read anywhere else.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Either one. Right now I’m using some bookmarks that I got for free from a bookstore in Denver. They have advertisements for the store all over them.

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

I can just stop, but I don’t like stopping in the middle of a page because then I have to remember where I left off when I start reading again.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Not usually.

5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading?

No. I need silence. I get distracted too easily.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I prefer one at a time. It’s less stressful that way. When I was getting my B.A., I would have to read 2 or 3 at once, and I hated it.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Usually at home. I have a hard time concentrating on the book if I’m in public.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently. I’m crazy enough as it is. I don’t need to be reading out loud where everybody can hear me.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

I only read ahead if I think I’m going to DNF the book. I skip to the end and skim the last chapter.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Most of my books are used, so they already have broken spines, but I try to keep my new books looking new.

11. Do you write in your books?

In college I annotated a lot of them because we were allowed to use our books during our finals. Other than that, no. I don’t have a reason to write in them.

12. Who do you tag?

Anybody who wants to do this tag.


  1. I am the same way! I need silence and I have to be home, or else a really quiet waiting area. I get so distracted and by everything! I'm jealous of my husband who can flip a switch and the rest of the world shuts off. This was a really fun book tag to read through!

  2. I like reading your answers! Typically my favourite place to read is in my bed, or in my desk chair with my legs on my bed. I guess you can understand that I really do love my bed!

  3. This is a fun tag! I am one who will read anywhere. I read ebooks so I will read on my kindle or phone mostly and will fit in pages anywhere I can. I have just started multiple books at a time but can only do 2 and its one book and one audiobook.

  4. I love this kind of posts because I get to know more about the blogger. This was really fun!

    I think I can read anywhere. I read on my phone while I'm on the bus, so yeah. But I do prefer being at home and in bed, lol

    And I, too, prefer to read one book at a time because then things get mixed up.

    I do write in books! Like, happy or sad faces, hahahah that's really embarrassing.

    Great post!

  5. It's so funny, we have quite a few of the same habits- I ONLY read in bed. No noise, no food, no beverages (except water if I happen to be thirsty). I do read two books at once though- and I can ONLY stop reading at the end of a chapter, which is so hard when it's a book with insanely long chapters! This was so fun!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  6. I can't usually concentrate in public, either! I just keep irrationally thinking someone will ask me what I'm reading, and I hate it when people do that!