I love a good book tag and I love being nosy and finding out about peoples reading habits. So, today I wanted to do the How I Read Books tag! I cannot find the creator of this tag, so if you know who it is please let me know! I have so many reading habits and they change so frequently as I’m sure they do with everyone else. Here is the how I read books tag!
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I will read literally anywhere at home but I mostly read sat on my couch. It is where I spend most of my time at home and I always have my book nearby so it is very easy to just read on the couch. Also, I love reading in my garden in the sunshine because it is my favourite thing to do!
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter?
I have to stop reading after a chapter. I cannot stop reading on a random page or a random sentence. I have to come to the end of a chapter because I feel like that is the natural stopping place in a book. That is why I struggle with books with no chapters at all because I struggle to stop reading without chapters to break up my reading.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I will always have a bookmark with me, so bookmark! More often than not I am using one of Laurel Mae Art’s bookmark which are such good quality and have the cutest designs. I love a good bookmark and have so many that I normally have spares with me.
Music or TV whilst reading?
I can have anything on in the background and still read. I don’t know if its because I cam from a busy and loud house that I can easily shut off any outside distractions. I quite often have the TV in the background whilst reading.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Occasionally. I tend to always have a drink next to me whilst reading but food is a very occasional thing. I’m always scared or damaging my book with food!
Reading at home or everywhere?
I will reading literally anywhere. In my car (whilst not driving), at home, in cafes, in a park, anywhere. If I have a book that I will likely find somewhere to read it throughout the day!
One book at a time or several at once?
I will always have several books on the go at once. I currently have 3 on the go. An e-book, Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon. A physical book, Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuyan. Finally, an audiobook, Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert. I like to have different books on the go so I can swap between stories and worlds. Also the different formats really help me to keep reading.
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I always read silently in my head. I think the only time I read out loud is when I’m reading a funny section to my partner or friends!
Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Not at all! I hate having a story spoiled for me and feel as though it would be ruined if I skipped ahead. I will never skip pages or read ahead.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I used to be someone who kept every books that I read like new. But, recently I have come to the conclusion that if the spine breaks then so be it! I don’t actively break the spines but if it breaks I don’t mind at all.
Do you write in your books?
Never! I get why some people do but I just couldn’t do it.
That is how I read my books. How do you read your books? Let me know in the comments below!