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Book Tag: Reading Habits

Book Tag – Reading Habits:

I’ve not posted a tag on this blog before, however, I really enjoy reading other peoples so figured why wouldn’t I post my own? It can often be a bit of a surprise when you find out other peoples reading habits, so feel free to leave your own answers in the comments below!

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

Typically, I’ll read on our sofa or in bed. I’d love to have a dedicated library at some point in the future; something that can double as a work-from-home office. But for now I’ll keep making use of any cosy corner that I find in the flat.

  1. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Neither. I fold the corners of my pages!

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

It’s taken quite a lot of practice but I can now just stop reading. This has been helped by reading on the train and not being able to reach the end of a chapter, or certain number of pages before the journey finishes.

I also think non-fiction books lend themselves more to being able to stop mid-chapter, as often they’re not relying on pace or suspense to keep you reading.

  1. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Lots of coffee! 

  1. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Classical music, but otherwise I find it too distracting – and I can’t concentrate on the topic in the book. 

Yellow bookstack!

Yellow bookstack!

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

Quite often I will have more than one book on the go. They will be spread across topics and sub-genre, but I find keeping topics and type of narrative varied really helpful. 

  1. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! My most frequent reading time is during my commute on the train. It’s been a bit odd recently as we’re all working from home at the moment, but I’m working on trying to build that time back into my routine.

  1. Reading out-loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head. However, occasionally I will find myself repeating a particularly powerful phrase out-loud. 

  1. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Only very very occasionally. If it is a topic that I am familiar with I will skip some of the basic introductions, but most of the time I read a book cover-to-cover.

  1. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Breaking the spine, every time! I find books so much easier to hold with a broken spine, and I like the way they look on my bookshelf – to me they look well used, and loved.

  1. Do you write in your books?

Sometimes – I underline in most of my books, but only very rarely will I leave any notes in the spines. I keep a notepad with me to jot down ideas and sentences that I want to remember.

Book pile: Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope, Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, Impeach by Neal Katyal, The Laundromat by Jake Bernstein

Billion Dollar Whale, Bad Blood, Impeach, The Laundromat

I would love to find out some more about your reading habits down below. Do you find them changing if you’re reading a fiction or non-fiction book? What if you’re revisiting an old favourite or reading a debut novel?

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