After finishing Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, I felt inclined to search through my WordPress Reader and see what other bloggers have been up to. There I was, scrolling away, perusing various titles when I came across this. My Reading Habit Book Tag 2020 by blogger Flowersinthebrain.
As I’m always interested in how other people do what they do, I opened the article, read down through and decided that even if I wasn’t tagged, I was going to do it anyway. So without further delay, here are the answers to My Reading Habit Tracker for 2020.
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
While I don’t have a crazy, specific place for reading at home, my favorite place to read is on my bed. The dining room table, corner of my couch and toilet (don’t judge, you all know you read there too if you have the chance).
2. Bookmark or a random piece of paper?
I do love a beautiful bookmark and have been given some extraordinary ones by friends, family as well as purchased or made my own. However, should one of those beauties not be at hand I have been known to (gasp) dog ear a page to save my spot.
3. Can you stop anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chaper, part, etc..?
My preference is to stop reading at the end of a chapter. However, my life seldom runs towards my inclinations in this so I have learned to adapt and stop mid sentence if necessary.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
Of course I do! Coffee, tea or sparkling water are my beverages of choice. My food typically consists of whatever I’m eating for breakfast, ice cream (black raspberry or chocolate please) or if it’s been a particularly challenging day and I’m in a savory frame of mind, popcorn or chips.
5. Can you read while listening to music or tv?
I can while watching tv, especially if it’s a program or movie I’ve seen already. Not so much so with music.
6. One book at a time, or several at once?
My preference is to read one at a time.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere and anywhere.
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently, in my head. Unless I am reading a book series out loud to my two younger boys. They have a fondness for my reading Harry Potter out loud to them. Yes, every book from beginning to end. Yes, it takes us a long time to do. Yes, it is worth every moment even though they are perfectly capable of reading them on their own.
9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
No, almost never. That could totally ruin things.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
Okay, so I know it’s a complete and total taboo (just like dog earing a page) to break the spine of a book. I do it anyway. Unless the book is borrowed and then out of respect for the books owner, I won’t.
11. Do you write in books?
It depends on the book. Novels are a hard no. If I want to remember something from a novel I’m reading, I make a note in a notebook I carry or use the notes section in my phone. Yes, I do write in some nonfiction books and in my Bible. I have a journaling Bible that I write and doodle in often.
12. When do you find yourself reading? Morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you get the chance or all the time?
I read as often as I can. My favorite times are just after my kids go off to school in the morning and I have about an hour before I need to leave for work or just before bed to relax.
13. What do you do first – read or watch?
Either way works for me as long as I can do both in a reasonable time.
14. What form do you prefer – audiobook, E-reader, or physical book?
I prefer physical books to anything else. In a pinch, I do have an E-reader that I will use late at night when I can’t sleep and don’t want to risk waking the hubby up with a book light or by turning on the room light.
15. Do you have a unique habit when you read ?
Um, no. Not that I am aware of.
16. Do book series have to match?
They don’t HAVE to match, but it is a nice bonus.
That’s all there is to my reading habits. Well, most of them anyway. What are yours?