So, I thought that it would be fun to start doing some tags, and since Thursday sounds so pretty with it… well, Thursday is the day that you guys will be seeing these. Sorry that the blog is coming so late in the day today – it is extremely hot in California, and I’ve been kind of half napping the heat away all day.
Anyway, I prowled around for a little while to find something that had to do with reading or writing, and I found a tag that I think is pretty fun. So! Welcome to the Reading Habits Tag.
I picked this up from neillereadsbooks who found it from TheBookJazz. I think that a writer is made up of their reading experience just as much as their writing experience, so I figured this would be a fun way to get to know me.
Question One: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I often times find myself reading late in the night, when everyone else is asleep. That way, no one wants me to do anything, and no one is going to interrupt my reading time. So, usually, I will be reading in my bed – if not there, I’ll always take a book with me when I go into the bath. Those are the two usual suspects, as far as my reading location goes.
Question Two: Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Well, if I can’t find a bookmark, I’ll have a random piece of paper. Lately, however, I’ve been collecting bookmarks. Anytime my husband takes me to B&N and we get me a book, I’ll ask for a bookmark as well. I’m amassing a collection, and I love it.
Question Three: Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?
Ohhhhh… this depends on the book? If I’m reading it and not really enjoying it (I do that sometimes, because I hate not finishing a book), then I can stop whenever I want to. If I’m enjoying it though, I have that one more chapter mentality that I’m sure a lot of us have. You know, that one that ends up with you reading just ‘one more chapter’ until 6am?
Question Four: Do you eat or drink while reading?
I don’t eat while I read, because I can’t stand the thought of getting food on my books. But I will drink while I read. That’s safe, right?
Question Five: Multitasking? Music or TV while reading?
Oh, yes. I will certainly have some kind of sound on low while I’m reading. I prefer music, but if I can’t have that (because my husband is asleep beside me and would wake up if I tried), I will have a television show that I’ve seen a million times on in the background. I always need sound.
Question Six: One book at a time or several at once?
Okay, so… I only read one book at a time, but I have several that I’ve read the first few pages of so I can figure out which one I want to start. I have a tiny “TBR of my TBR” pile beside my bed (I pick about 3 books from my TBR to live there), and I’ve read the first few pages of all of those seeing which one I wanted to start on.
Question Seven: Reading at home or everywhere?
I used to carry a book around with me all of the time. There was nowhere that I went that I didn’t have one. Lately though, if we go somewhere, I know that I’m not going to be able to read while we’re there. Honestly though, having a book with me constantly is a habit that I want to get back into, so expect this answer to change!
Question Eight: Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I have never read my books aloud when I read them o-o people do this?
Question Nine: Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
For a few books, I’ve gotten extremely eager and skipped a few pages, just to see what happened. But, for the most part? I like to just read it straight through. In one sitting. Without taking a break. Because I need to know what happens.
Question Ten: Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I do everything within my power to keep my books looking like new, every since the great fiasco of my books being improperly sent to me via the mail – which resulted me in being sent an empty, ripped box. My heart broke – I got new books. I treat them like gold.
Question Eleven: Do you write in your books?
No o-o I never have. I never will. If you write in my book while you borrow it, we aren’t friends ;-;
So, there you have it! This is the reading habits tag, and I encourage everyone on my list to do it! That’s right, I’m tagging you all without actually tagging you. Link me, so I’ll know that you did it! Below is a version of all of the questions clean, so you can copy/paste it straight to your blog!
- Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
- Bookmark or random piece of paper?
- Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
- Do you eat or drink while reading?
- Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
- One book at a time or several at once?
- Reading at home or everywhere?
- Reading out loud or silently in your head?
- Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
- Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
- Do you write in your books?
I hope that you enjoyed reading this, and that it’s inspired you to go ahead and get a tag or two done of your own. If you have any tags that you participate in that are related to reading or writing, please let me be one of your tagged! I’m always looking for new tags to do every Thursday!
Until next Thursday for the tags!
Author Amanda McCormick
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