2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Random piece of paper, all the way! I tried a few times to keep a bookmark, but it ended up being misplaced or unused or something along those lines. Mostly I just keep them safely on my shelf. I usually can find a piece of paper lying around somewhere, so when I have to stop reading, and I can’t find my bookmark or whatnot, I’m just like, “Whatever, I’ll use this ripped piece of paper instead.” 😉 I had to use a candy wrapper several times too, since I couldn’t find my bookmark!
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I’ve gotten better at just stopping reading (especially when I was reading in class ;)), but usually I prefer to stop after a chapter, or when a particularly entertaining or action-filled scene kind of cools down. Often though I end up stopping at a few more chapters than planned… I just can’t help it, when I’m especially immersed into a book! “Just this chapter… a few more pages… a few more pages… a few more pages… oh, I can just finish another chapter, then I’ll go…just another chapter… and another…” 😉
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
I like to, but it’s not a must for me. It feels comforting to chew on something while reading, for some reason. But since I usually quickly get into the world of books, I’m not completely conscious as to what I’m eating or drinking (I could be eating a whole mega-size pack of chips for all I know) so I’m trying not to get too used to eating or drinking while reading. I’ve been pretty good at that recently, actually, so yay! 🙂
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Definitely no TV, but music, sometimes. But usually I have a less up-beat song, and at low volume. If I’m really into a book, I barely hear any music, no matter what the volume, but I still keep it at low. 🙂 TV, though, no way. Even if it’s at low volume, I feel compelled to look up and it distracts from my reading.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
I prefer to have one book at a time, since I get to focus solely on that one book, which makes for a more clear reading experience, but lately I have several books at once that I’m reading. I’m okay with that as well, as I’ve gotten better at distinguishing what’s happening in each book and not getting confused too much. I’m usually able to finish all the books I picked up, unless I’m reading, like, 5 books at once, in which case I focus on maybe 2-3 of them, and then read the other ones separately or something.
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head! Ever since when I first started seriously reading, I’ve always read in my head. I can’t stand to read out loud, unless it’s for class or something, because it just distracts from understanding the story. Suddenly I’m worried about how my voice sounds, voicing the words clearly, and all those extra troubles that I do not need to go through reading in my head!
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Umm… whaaaat? I have no idea what you’re talking about! 😉 Just kidding. I do read ahead, but rarely. I can’t help it, but usually it’s accidental. I might be looking through the page checking to see how many chapters left in the book, or how many pages ’till I finish the chapter, and I happen to see a phrase or word that catches my attention. And then one thing leads to the next, and I end up giving myself a minor or even a major spoiler when I’m unlucky.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Keeping it like new! That’s one of the reasons I like ebooks so much, since I don’t have to worry about how the book will look after I read it. Hardcovers are also good for that, and so I like getting those as well. Sadly, some of my books ended up having bent pages, and broken spine. 😦 I had to hide away some of the particularly bad ones. On the bright side, they’re not books I read often these days or important/favorite ones.
11. Do you write in your books?
Nope! If I ever need to make a not of something, I use a piece of paper nearby or a Post-It note. If I’m using my Kobo, I just type in my note. 🙂
So that’s it for this tag! Hope you enjoyed reading my answers and I tag:
- Summer @ Xingsings
- All About Them Books and Stuff
- Tasha @ Head in the Clouds, Heart in the Books
- Becca @ Becca and Books
- CK @ CK’s Reading Corner
- You! 🙂
Of course, you don’t have to do it, but feel free to do it if you want! 🙂 I’d love to read your answers!
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