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text 2017-02-11 21:51
.Reading Habits Tag.
  1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?? Normally in my room on my bed, sometimes in the living room in the armchair. 
  2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?? Bookmark always, although I tend to use train tickets for my magazine. 
  3. Can you  just stop reading or do you have to stop reading after a chapter / certain number of pages?? I prefer stopping at the end of a chapter but at work that's not always an option, when times up, it's up.
  4. Do you eat or drink while read?? Oh yes, I do a lot of reading at work in my lunch. Surprisingly my books are quite clean. 
  5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading?? Either or, if I'm at home I tend to have something on but if I'm on a train I'll have music playing as well. 
  6. One book at a time or several at once?? Several, from about 11/12 I would read at least two maybe three books swapping every week. I now swap monthly.
  7. Reading at home or everywhere?? Anywhere really.
  8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?? In my head, but I have in the past read out loud when I've struggled to get to grips with a book. 
  9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?? Nope, nope, nope.
  10. Barking the spine or keeping it like new?? Keeping it like new.
  11. Do you write in your books?? Heck no!! Are you insane?!

 

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text 2017-02-10 20:45
Reading Habits

1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?  Couch.

 

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? ereader bookmark usually.  Otherwise with print books if I have bookmark handy will use it and if not a random piece of paper (usually shake out magazines for those loose cards).

 

3. Can you  just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages?  Huh?  Stop reading before a book is finished without some real life interruption by outside influences?

 

4. Do you eat or drink while read?  Yes, except sometimes in the really engrossing parts I freeze and do nothing but read.

 

5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading?  Multi-task.  Music or tv; sometimes computer work ongoing and reading while waiting for some long process to finish.

 

6. One book at a time or several at once?  Several.  Plus there's always something new that seems interesting, library waitlist priorities, lovely friends loaning something, etc.  Sometimes current book stalls and I put aside to try again later or something gets too intense where I need a break.

 

7. Reading at home or everywhere?  Everywhere.  Particularly airports and planes during business travels.

 

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?  Silently (unless to kids).

 

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?  Never (unless checking to see if a familiar seeming book is one I already read).

 

10. Barking the spine or keeping it like new?  Mostly ebooks but on print books I try to keep like new.

 

11. Do you write in your books?  Nope, not even text/reference books.  I will use post-its and post-it flags to mark things.  If a tech/reference manual in a three ring binder printed only on one side of the page, I might use the blank backside for notes (more likely to open the rings and add notebook paper).  It's one reason I like ebooks -- the ability to highlight (particularly the B&N Nook Study features) and note without damaging.

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text 2017-02-04 18:24
I'm Still Reading -- and These are My Habits

It's been ages since I posted here due to life stuff (read: I got pregnant), but I'm hoping to make this book blog active-ish again in the new year. I am starting with this fun and low barrier-to-entry reading habits survey. :)

 

  1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading? - I will read pretty much anywhere in the house, but I try to spend at least half an hour a day reading on the couch in my TV room in the basement so that my kitty who lives down there gets some good, uninterrupted cuddle time. I do all my magazine reading in the bathroom, because, you know, magazines can be recycled.
  2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? - Bookmark all the way. I get so many lovely bookmarks as gifts and from events -- I love to use them and using a random piece of paper feels like a waste!
  3. Can you  just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages? - When I do my daily reading, I set a timer so that I remember to stop and go to work. So I stop reading when the timer goes off -- if it happens to ding near the end of a chapter or a scene break I will read to the good stopping point, otherwise I'll just end where I am.
  4. Do you eat or drink while read? - Sometimes I'll read my Kindle while I have lunch or I'll enjoy a cup of tea while I read a paper book. If I go out to eat alone I will make it a "book date," which is lovely.
  5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading? - If someone else is watching TV or listening to music I can read through it, but if I'm by myself I don't play music or TV while I read. Coloring is my multi-task of choice when I'm watching TV. :)
  6. One book at a time or several at once? - I can be monogamous in my relationship, but please don't ask me to be monogamous with my books. I usually read four books at a time -- a paper book, a CD audiobook in my car, an MP3 audiobook for exercising and doing chores, and an ebook on my Kindle.
  7. Reading at home or everywhere? - Um, EVERYWHERE, obs. One of my requirements for purses is that they have to be big enough for me to fit my Kindle in. 
  8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? - Silently, although I'll read out loud a lot more after Baby comes.
  9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages? - I never skip to the end, but sometimes if a book isn't grabbing me I skip ahead to see if it looks like it will improve. Also, if I'm reading a book with multiple storylines or perspectives, I will skip ahead to see when I next get to read the one I am most interested in. But I always read every page in the book -- sometimes I just peek into the future.
  10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? - I try to keep my books in relatively good condition, but I don't care if they look read after they have been, you know, read. Also, the majority of the books I read I bought or received used, anyway, so someone else has usually done the dirty work of breaking the spine and the pressure is off for me.
  11. Do you write in your books? - No, because I usually want to keep the option open of swapping them and swapping sites frown upon annotations. I use post-its and page flags instead.
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text 2017-02-02 13:01
Reading Habits

I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but here goes...

 

 

Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?

 

Usually on the bed

 

  1. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

 

Both, if needed. Usually I read on the kindle, so it’s not necessary.

 

  1. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages?

 

Pretty much anywhere will do, but I must admit I do pefer the end of a chapter. It makes more sense.

 

  1. Do you eat or drink while reading?

 

Always. Pretty much anything I can get my mitts on.

 

  1. Multitasking: music or TV while reading?

 

Some ambient sounds occasionally, but usually I need silence to concentrate.

 

  1. One book at a time or several at once?

 

Several, but I usually gravitate towards one.

 

  1. Reading at home or everywhere?

 

Everywhere. I need a book at all times.

 

  1. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

 

Silently. I hate the sound of my voice!

 

  1. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

 

No way. Don’t want to spoil it for myself

 

  1. Barking the spine or keeping it like new?

 

Barking the spine? Are you crazy!?

 

  1. Do you write in your books?

 

Again, are you crazy? Of course not! That’s what notebooks are for. Books are sacred!

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