Friday, April 20, 2018

Some thoughts on my reading habits

This post is inspired by this post from Angel's Guilty Pleasures. The questions in bold are as provided; the answers are mine.

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

Mainly in my workstation/office at home. 

— Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmarks as much as possible. In fact, I collect bookmarks, so I usually have a bookmark handy. In a pinch, I will use some piece of paper, but only until I can replace it with a proper bookmark.

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

Depends. For fiction, I usually have to stop at the end of a chapter or at some other stopping point. For nonfiction, I can usually stop anywhere. 

— Do you eat or drink while read?

Not really, but once in a while I may drink coffee while I read. 

— Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

No. I usually give reading my undivided attention. 

— One book at a time or several at once?

For me, it is usually several at a time. The minimum number is: a graphic novel or manga, a fiction selection, and a nonfiction selection. I may also have more than one nonfiction selection going at the same time if they are different topics.

— Reading at home or everywhere?

While my main reading is done at home, I can and do read anywhere. As much as possible, I try to have a book handy be it in print or an e-book. 

— Reading out loud or silently in your head?      


— Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Hell yea, even more so if a book sucks. 

— Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Books are for use, so if I need to break that spine for comfort and use I do so. There, I said it.

— Do you write in your books?

Heck no. I do keep a personal journal where I can keep reading  notes for any text I am reading.


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