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16 April 2018

The Reading Habits Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Amy at Golden Books Girl to do the Reading Habits Book Tag, and it's quite a fun one! So read on to have a nosy.

1. Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
I can use practically anything as a bookmark! I have even been known to shove my kindle in a book in a pinch. I used to be able to just put a book down and pick it up at the right place again, but now I need something to mark my spot.

2. Stop reading randomly or after a chapter/certain amount of pages?
I try to read in chunks of five chapters, so try to push to the end of chapter 5/10/15/65 but if I'm reading on a bus or something I'm fine to just stop at the end of a sentence.

3. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I read in bed a lot, even though it's difficult to get comfortable. We do have a fantastic big reclining chair that's super comfy but it's in the living room so there are a lot of distractions around.

4. Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
I'm pretty much always drinking tea, and I love my grub, so I do eat and drink a lot whilst reading. When I was reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix I ate an iceberg lettuce like an apple because I fancied salad but was too engrossed to stop reading and make one.

5. Multitasking: music or TV when reading?
Definitely music over TV. I love soundtracks and ambient noise, so have several playlists on Spotify with everything from rain sounds to the Outlander soundtrack. I also love it when authors create soundtracks for their books.

6. One book at a time or several?
Several! I have a super short attention span and flit between books like a hummingbird. They tend to be a mix of genres though.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere! My favourite place to read is actually in a coffee shop with a cup of tea. The light chatter all around makes it easier to get lost in a book.

8. Reading out loud or silently?
Mostly silently, but then some books just beg to be read out loud. Anything particularly lyrical (and especially poetry like Wild Embers) and I will go find somewhere quiet and read it out to myself.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I am a breaker of spines, annotator of pages, and just a general love-them-to-death book lover. My books end up looking trashed but I love them so much.

11. Do you write in your books?
Yes! I underline and circle and jot down notes. I don't do it in every book, it tends to be the ones I read again and again. I use highlights and notes on my Kindle too.

12. Who do you tag?

Have you done this tag? Send me the link and I'll come visit!


  1. This is a really interesting post! I’ve never thought about everything that could be considered when reading. When I read I try to push towards the end of the chapter before taking a break. Props to you for reading multiple books, that could really confuse me

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  3. This is such a fun tag! I'm also the kind of person who will use ANYTHING as a bookmark! Whatever random scrap of paper is around.. or another book... or a pen... anything works!

  4. I've totally used my kindle as a book mark too. :D


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