BOOK TAG: READING HABITS TAG

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BOOK TAG: READING HABITS TAG

I was recently tagged to answer some questions about books, and reading habits. Thank you Sheila Renee Parker, for thinking of me for this fun questionnaire. Sheila’s blog can be found at https:sheilarparker.wordpress.com/2015-07/17/book-tag-reading-habits-tag/

The questions are as follows:

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

I do. I usually read late at night, sitting in an old style recliner, (that is covered with 2 animal print snuggies), in my bedroom. Another place, is in the living room, on the couch. I know some people like to read while reclining in their bed, but it just doesn’t work for me…my arms get tired of holding up the book, and the light shines in my eyes.

2.  Bookmark, or random piece of paper?

Bookmark…I have a lot of them, all kinds, all pretty or cute. So, yes, I use a bookmark. I used to dog-ear my books, but not any more.

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

I can just stop anywhere in my reading. I even stop in the middle of a sentence sometimes, or go to sleep sitting there holding the book. When I wake up, I continue, right from where I left off on the page. Having ADHD, I get distracted easily, so have no problem stopping, wandering off to do something, and eventually I get back to the book. It doesn’t bother me to do this, no matter how long I’m away.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes, all the time. If I’m reading, I’m snacking, or drinking coffee or iced-tea. I get more reading done during a meal, than any other time.

5. Multi-tasking: music or tv while reading.

Most of the time, yes, to both, sometimes all three at the same time. The tv is on most of the time, then my husband will turn on the music, and I’m reading, with all the noise. I can tune it all out, if I’m engrossed in a story. The opposite of distraction is hyper-focus. So, it doesn’t bother me.

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

Several at a time. I usually have one started in the living room, another in the bedroom, and one in the kitchen (I read while standing there waiting on something to get finished cooking). Whichever room I’m in, I pick right up where I left off reading that book. I don’t usually switch rooms for them, either.

7. Reading at home, or everywhere?

Only at home. I take a book with me, just in case, but find I’m too distracted by watching people, or whatever I see. I do a lot of writing while out and about, though. in a little notebook I take with me. I observe, and write what I see.

8. Reading out loud, or silently in your head?

Silently, in my head. I’m a terrible out-loud reader, stumbling over the words, then that makes me lose concentration.

9. Do you read ahead, or even skip pages?

Hardly ever. Sometimes, I’ve skipped a really boring part, if the words drone on and on with descriptions. I’ll skip over to where the conversation between characters starts up again.

10. Breaking the spine of the book, or keeping it like new?

If I’ve borrowed a book from someone, I’ll be careful with it. Otherwise, for my own books, yes, I’ll break the spine every time. It’s easier to read flat pages, for me. A lot of my books are from the used book store, or library sales, yard sales, etc. so they are already broken in.

11. Do you write in your books?

No, never. If I want to write something, I’ll find a post-it note, or small paper, to write on, then leave it in the book.

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So that’s all the questions. Hope you enjoyed reading them. Thank you again, Sheila!

I didn’t really see any rules for this, so I’m not tagging anyone specifically. If anyone is interested in answering these questions on your own blog, feel free to do so. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

8 responses »

    • Well, thank you, Misty! Didn’t know I was that interesting, but glad you enjoy reading my writing. Ahhh projects… my problem is starting them, a lot of them, then trying to get to them all. …Well, questions on here… just write them and your answers on your blog. That’s about all there is to it. Keep on trying…you’ll get it! 🙂 thanks as always for your comments! xo

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