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The Book Lovers Tag…

There’s a whole bunch of stuff that’s happened recently that I should probably be writing blog posts about… So of course I’m going to go ahead and answer some questions about my reading habits instead! Dean Kealy over at the WeeBitWordy blog answered these questions on his blog earlier today and invited us to play along, so I decided to go ahead and do just that.

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Do you have a specific place for reading?

This spot on the couch is where I do all my reading, TV watching, video game playing, and bird watching.

Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?

Bookmarks. I love bookmarks.

Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of the chapter?

I prefer to stop at the end of a chapter, but sometimes I have trouble stopping and end up reading a bit into the next chapter before forcing myself to put the book down.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

I always have a glass of water next to me and sometimes I’ll make myself a cup of tea, but I usually don’t eat while reading.

Music or TV while reading?

Neither. I prefer silence while reading because the TV or music can be too distracting for me.

One book at a time or several?

One at a time usually. 

Bookcase #1

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

Home. Unless it’s a quiet place I’d be more likely to people watch than read. I’m extremely introverted and my brain has a hard time distinguishing what things are important to listen to and what it can ignore as background noise when I’m out in public. 

Read out loud or silently?

Silently​, unless I’m having a hard time focusing, in which case I’ll whisper for a bit until my brain clicks into gear.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

I try very hard to not read ahead at all, in fact sometimes I’ll use a bookmark to block the rest of the page to make sure I don’t see anything before I get there.

Bookcase #2 The binders contain our comic books, except the one with the stickers on it which contains our video game manuals.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I try very hard to keep my books as close to new condition as I can.

Do you write in your books?

I do not.

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(Apologies for the font randomly changing throughout this post. I am posting from my phone and I have no idea why it’s doing that or how to make it pick one font and stick with it.)