The Reading Habits Tag

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

Depends on what time of the day I read. If I have a morning shift, I sit outside on the balcony in the afternoon or in bed at night. If I have an evening shift, then I read during the morning on the couch, which is my favorite spot of them all as long as my boyfriend is not off work and taking it for his. (It's also his favorite spot... dilemmas dilemmas...)

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I love my bookmarks. Most of them I get them when I a book and I love keeping them with their book, is like they belong to each other. I have a beautiful cherry blossom metallic one that I got on our trip to N.Y. but I use it when I really am into a book. For pictures purposes but afraid it will cut me or the book because it is very sharp, but it is sooo pretty!

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

I need to at least finish a scene or is like having your brother change the channel in the middle of the important part.

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?

Eat? No. Too hard to focus. Drink? Depends. A glass of wine or my coffee depending on the time of the day. Or just water. :)

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music whilst reading?

Music yes. TV, depends. I love spending evening on the carpet next to my favorite spot on the couch while my boyfriend, having taken possession of it, watches TV. I call it, alone quality time together. Family time! :)

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

One. I tried several, but one would always get rejected because the other is more interesting. Now I rather immerse to finish one before starting other. It also motivates me to finish them in a week!

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Mostly at home. I try outside but I am distracted by the daily human activities. I have a writer's mind, I end up thinking up stories of people around me instead of reading and comparing them to the characters... yea.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?


9. Do you ever read ahead or skip passages?

Depends, if it's a too long dragging descriptive scene... yea. Unless it is a beautiful place I want to construct in my head. Or if the characters is whiny and keeps complaining on the same things over and over like "why me? I am so weak..." blah blah blah.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Break. I read books. I don't adore them. I adore the stories in them. It is a dilemma as my boyfriend is very protective of the spines. As long as I only do it with my books it's fine.

11. Do you write in your books?

No, I use sticky notes. Last night I dreamed I did and my boyfriend was looking at me with a very accusative glare. I felt horrible. I'll stick to my sticky notes.

12. What are you currently reading?

The Waking Engine by David Edison. Very interesting story so far, and unlike most reviews about there being "too many characters to follow", I am finding it very easy to read, just long, but very interesting and so far no scene feels useless. Like the last book I read, Magonia.

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