I’m so excited to be doing my first book tag and to share with you my bookish habits. I wasn’t actually tagged but I discovered this tag on Elaine Howlin’s blog. Please go and check it out, her blog is truly amazing. Since I wasn’t tagged I’m not going to tag anyone either so whoever comes across this and you would like to do this tag, please feel free.
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I don’t have a specific place where I always read, but I often read on the couch or in bed. My ideal/dream place to read would be a cozy reading nook next to a window, with an amazing view and surrounded by plump cushions.
Something like this but I would have the colours baby/light pink and white instead of the purple and grey.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/certain amount of pages?
I always have to stop after a chapter. If I do stop in the middle of one it’s usually because I’ve been distracted by something or my mum has asked me to do something, otherwise I always have to finish the chapter I am on. I don’t understand how people can just stop whenever they want to, no matter where they are in the book, it makes me so anxious.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
100% bookmarks!!! I love bookmarks with cute litter designs on them, especially book inspired bookmarks. MY FAVES!!! I want to start collecting more bookmarks so if anyone know places to get cute ones, please let me know!
Multi-tasking: Music or TV while reading?
I get distracted so easily while reading so I do prefer to just read in silence but I do like having the TV on in the background but I will have the volume down low, which annoys my Dad.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
OMG YES!! I love to have a cup of coffee while reading, I just love the ambiance that having a coffee while reading creates and the smell, omg the smell. I think I might actually be addicted to coffee. ☕️
Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere of course! However, I do prefer reading at home as that is where I usually do read, but if I am on a train or bus and I’ve brought a book with me I’ll definitely bring that bad boy out and read! I do read on my phone sometimes too so I’ll read on that wherever I am.
One book at a time or several at once?
Usually I’ll just read one book at a time so I can focus all my attention to that one book as when I read several at once I usually get confused and I’ll forget about the first book that I started. However, I have been reading 2 at once recently but that’s just because I’m reading one on my phone which is easier than reading two physical ones at once. It is for me anyway.
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Obviously it’s silently in my head. Like who reads out loud unless they’re reading to someone! The only time I read out loud is if I can’t understand the sentence so I’ll read it out and it usually helps me to understand.
Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I have never ever done this and I will never ever do it in the future. If I’m reading a book I’ll read it all even if I don’t like it, unless it is absolutely dreadful then I’ll just stop reading it.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I’m in two minds about this one. Like I love keeping my books looking pretty and nice but then when they look all scratched up it means that the book has been read and loved which has a really good look about it, so yeah I don’t really know. 😂
Do you write in your books?
No. I don’t get writing in books, that might just have to do with the whole I like to keep my books looking nice or it could be that fact that I’m not big into annotating, like I did get a B in higher English but tbh I can’t remember how to annotate books 😂
We’ve come to the end of the tag! I hope you enjoyed my answers and maybe got to know me a bit better, let me know in the comments below if we do the same things or are completely opposite. Please feel free to do this tag, I’d love to hear what your bookish habits are! 😊