I saw this tag on Alli The Book Giraffe‘s page. The Reading Habits Book Tag was created by Booktuber TheBookJazz, but I don’t think the video exists anymore. A few of the questions were added on by book blogger Jenniely.
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I read in two places: my back patio (weather permitting) and in bed.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Both. I normally use a bookmark, but sometimes I don’t have one handy and just throw something random (has to be flat though) inside the book.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?
I like to end at the end of a chapter. I have stopped randomly on a page, because I do fall asleep while reading, ha!
Do you eat or drink while reading?
I will drink while reading, but will not eat. If I get hungry I put the book down to eat.
Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I need silence to read. If I hear background noise I get distracted (by either singing or watching the show instead). I’m the type of person who can sit in silence for hours.
One book at a time or several at once?
This is what I multitask. I normally am reading one physical book going, and an audiobook. I like all different genres so to keep my stories straight I will read one genre and listen to a completely different genre. I like that I can hear a book and get housework done (folding laundry is when I normally have my book on – I have three other people living with me, that’s a lot of laundry!) I will sometimes have an ebook going too… again, different genre.
Reading at home or everywhere?
I read at home, or in the car on a long car ride (husband driving of course). I will read on the beach in the summer too.
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I read silently. I think I read rather quickly so I need to pay attention or I will miss something.
Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I will skip a few pages if a scene is annoying me (like in an romance book when I’m tired of reading the characters having sex all the time (it’s unrealistic to me)). I won’t skip ahead to ruin the story for myself though.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
My BIGGEST book pet peeve is cracked spines on paperbacks. I HAVE to keep my book spine looking brand spanking new. I don’t like to damage my books in any way. I do buy used books, so if they come cracked already than it is what it is. I am the type of person who reads the book half closed so I don’t hurt the spine, if I have to.
Do you write in your books?
Never! Blasphemy! See the question above… my books need to be in the best shape ever!
When do you find yourself reading?
I listen to audiobooks in the car and while doing housework. I sit down to read a book at the end of the day, after the kids are in bed.
What is your best setting to read in?
My idea setting is to be reading outside on my back patio on a sunny day, while I’m sitting in the shade, a warm breeze blowing. This is where you will find me in the summer, no lie.
What do you do first – Read or Watch?
It’s here nor there. For instance, I had already read Outlander before watching the TV show. I had also read Harry Potter before the movies came out. Shadow and Bone just came out and I hadn’t read it yet so I just watched the show instead. I agree that the books are always better but I wanted to watch so I did.
What form do you prefer? Audio, Ebook, or physical?
I prefer audiobooks, then physical, then ebooks. I’ve only gotten into audiobook these past three years, and I’ve read so many more books because of it. I do have the kindle app on my ipad but I only use it to read ARCs or books I find for free.
Do you have a unique habit while reading?
Unique? I don’t think so.
Do book series have to match?
I like when they match, aesthetically. Another pet peeve of mine is book height… if the series matches but the books aren’t the same heigh I am annoyed.
Consider yourself tagged if you want to do this! Link back to my page so I can see your answers 🙂