I saw this post originally on Ayse’s blog – creds to her for bringing this one to my attention! I had so much fun answering these questions and I tag any blogger who also wants to do this tag, especially my bookish friends. Without further ado, let the Reading Habits tag begin!
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I usually love reading sitting on the sofa or in my bed, but to be honest, I can read comfortably anywhere in my house. Sometimes even whilst I’m cooking or brushing my teeth haha.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I use whatever I have to hand, bookmark, piece of paper, pictures etc. Recently though I got a couple new bookmarks from my local library so I’ve been using those.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter / a certain amount of pages?
I usually try to stop at the end of a chapter, just so I know exactly where I left off the next time I decide to read again. But when I’m in a rush I stop at a random place.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
I never eat whilst reading but I usually have a drink, whether it’s a huge glass of water, tea or juice.
Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I prefer silence when reading but I can read whilst having background TV or music on too. My favourite playlists to read to are those low fi hip hop ones haha.
One book at a time or several at once?
One at a time. I would get super confused if I had several at once and I start forgetting things. I only read several at once when I was at Uni.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere – except in a car, I get motion sickness.
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Both. Only when I’m alone in my room I’ll read aloud sometimes, especially when it’s a nicely written passage – I like hearing it aloud.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I used to be sooo against breaking the spine but now I don’t care. It’s hard to keep a book in mint condition, but I don’t break them on purpose, just happens over time. I love seeing books which have been read over and over again, the wear and tear shows it’s been loved.
Do you write in your books?
NEVER. what sacrilege!
Hope you guys enjoyed reading my answers to this tag – was really fun to answer!
What are some of your reading habits? Do you have certain routines or can you read wherever and whenever? Would love to chat in the comments!
Until next time,
37 thoughts on “Reading Habits Tag”
You know how many blank pages are sometimes provided at the end of the book, I wonder if they are for writing your notes on a book.
woah I’ve never thought about that! That could very well be the purpose! 💛
I read one book at a time too! 😊
I use a quote card as my bookmark when it comes to reading!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Such a good idea – I may start doing that 💛
Great answers. I think I can agree with every answer, including not being able to read in a car (or a bus) because of motion sickness. But I never crack my books’ spines. I hate when people do that in shops and put the book back on shelf – I get into a rage about it! x
omg that’s the worst!! I would never crack the spine of a book in a store then put it back 💛
There’s an old woman who does it in our local Tesco and I guilted her into buying the book after she did it 🤣 Unfortunately she then said “oh if I don’t like it, I can always bring it back” to which I got mad and said “It’s not a bloody library!” She always does this and now avoids the book section if I’m in the shop 😊
What a super fun post! I dog ear pages but one of our 9 year old REFUSES! He thinks I’m a horrible person for dog-earing!!!
aww, your son and I have something in common, I hate dog earing too!! but I can see why some people like it too haha 💛
This is such a fun tag! I love that you can read whilst cooking or brushing your teeth, that’s impressive! I like to read with some chill out music in the background, it’s so relaxing. Thanks for sharing, such a great post! ❤ xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
haha it’s a skill I’ve mastered over time, that’s for sure! I can imagine how calming reading whilst listening to some relaxing music must be. Thanks for your lovely comment 💛
What a brilliant post. I am very random reading books. I am reading 2 different books at the moment and my bookmarks are just paper. I would never write in my books either
Melissa 🌙 | Moonlight Mel
Thank you so much for your sweet comment (: Seems like we have some reading habits in common x
I often read my favourite passages out loud as well! Some great answers there.
I thought it was only me who did that but glad to see you also like doing that! & Thank you! Glad you enjoyed reading this post
This was a really fun read! I don’t like to read when there’s music or a tv on but I do like a little background noise, like coffee shop noise for example. I like seeing books that have clearly been read dozens of times too. And definitely only one at a time. I’d love to be able to balance a few at once but I’d get so confused x
I hate pen marks and scribbles on the pages of my books, especially when I don’t have a clue where they came from. Enjoyed reading this little Q&A on reading habits (pun unintended😂😂)
Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
haha got to love a good pun!!
I read so many e-books! But I love having a designated place!
Same!! I’ve started reading on my kindle more now & having a designated place is nice too, I really want to create a little reading nook one day xx
Yes! Same here!
I can’t read in the car either, looking down makes me feel sick! I love reading in the bath, that’s probably where I get most of my reading done 😌 I can have 2 books on the go but only if one is fiction and the other is non fiction! xxx
Ooh that’s interesting – I might try reading a fiction and non fiction at the same time and see if that works for me xx
a book and a cup of tea is the best combination 😍
Isn’t it just? so comforting
I also do use a random piece of paper as bookmark. I can read anywhere and would never write on a book too!
sounds like we have a lot of our reading habits in common! x
Love the post! What are your thoughts on kindles or e-readers? I am such a huge book lover but my purchases were getting so much I ran out of space and I love that I can go away for a few weeks carrying 100s of books to
Thank you – glad you enjoyed it! & what a good question! I used to be so anti ebook and ereaders but since my first year of uni a few years ago, my Kindle has become such a lifesaver and till now I find it amazing! It’s also such a handy thing for my blog in order to access more books so it’s become one of my favourite gadgets. Like you said, you can carry so many books with you, it’s quite handy xx
I love reading about the habits of others. I too have learned to view broken spines in a more positive manner x
This is a fun tag I had never seen before – interesting answers, too! I am one of those people who read multiple books at one time, and as a result, as you mention, I’m often quite confused! Thanks for sharing this with us!
My Best Friend Adeline
This was really interesting! I hadn’t seen this tag before. I always finish reading a chapter before I can stop reading, haha. I like to know what happens and also it’s nice to know where you are. I have to say, how can someone write in their book?! I feel like that would ruin the book if you were to do that!!!
This is such a fun tag! I wish I had more time for reading, like you. Thanks for sharing!
I have to be truly honest, I don’t really read. I’d rather watch videos to relax. Sorry!
I love seeing books with wear and tear too, it makes it feel like the book has a story — as well as the story I’m reading. And I can’t stand sound when I’m reading, we’re opposites on that one! I need absolute silence (although after I become invested, if noise starts up, I won’t notice).
I loved this – it was great to learn more about you! I also would get confused reading multiple books at once too!
Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk