Reading Habits Tag

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!

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Image credit to Florencia Viadana via Unsplash

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,

Rumaanah x

 

 

 

 


37 thoughts on “Reading Habits Tag

  1. 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.

  2. 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

      1. 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 😊

  3. 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

  4. 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

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  5. 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

  6. 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
    Tempt me!

    1. 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

  7. 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!!!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

  8. 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).

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