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Friday, April 27, 2018

The Reading Habits Book Tag

I don't have a - dang it, I need to make a graphic, don't I? Okay, hold on.

That's about the best I can do for designing stuff. I am not good at this kind of stuff.

So, I found this tag on a blog called Book Tag Index, and it was created by a Booktuber called TheBookJazz. I don't do Youtube but this sounds fun, so I'm gonna do it as a blog post.

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Not really. I mostly read on my bed, but I'm a homebody so that's true of a great many things, lol. When it's warm out, I sometimes like to read outside, which is why some of my reviews have "other notes" about me being chased by bugs and stuff. That can be really relaxing, but also it's not warm here for very much of the year.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Both, depending on the situation. If I can't find anything, I'll just use whatever I have on hand (pieces of paper or tissue even), but lately I've been using more bookmarks. There's a library system up north that is like really tiny or something and when they send out books, they put bookmarks in with info about their library and stuff, and I think that's neat. My only problem is I lose bookmarks when I need them most. Sometimes I start reading something and then stop, or mark the first chapter and decide to read something else and lose the bookmark until I start the book again.

Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop reading at a certain page, chapter, part etc.?

I like to finish chapters, but generally I don't really care.

Do you eat or drink while you read?

Yes. Do people not drink while they're reading? Friends, you're going to get dehydrated. Put the book down and get a drink. Unless this question means like alcohol, because I don't do that, but like. Water? Juice? That kind of thing? Yeah.

I like snacking while reading, but it's a little hard if it's something messy. That's one thing I really like about kindle reading, is that it only takes one hand to turn pages and you don't have to balance it weirdly, so it's really easy for eating while reading.

Can you read while listening to music/watching TV?

Totally. I don't listen to music while reading as much anymore, but I like to watch TV or movies while I read. I like it if it's something that I've seen several times so it's good background music but I don't have to pay a lot of attention to it. Or like cooking shows that I don't really care about that much to care about missing each detail, but I still like watching.

One book at a time or several at once?

I can only do one at a time unless I'm reading for some kind of project. Like I read some nonfiction for research for projects, or when I had to read books for classes, I could read more than one thing, but I prefer one at a time and never really do more than that. It just stresses me out, lol.

Reading at home or everywhere?

The furthest I get from reading at home is reading on my deck. I don't really go anywhere, and when I do, it's not things where I'm not doing something, so there's not time to read. Can you imagine someone standing in the grocery store reading a book? XD

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

In my head, but I'm comfortable reading out loud, especially to children. I do a very good dramatic voice.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Not really, unless the book is really making me angry and I want to peek and see if I'm going to just keep being angry. Otherwise I read the book as intended. Sometimes I skim a little, especially if it's really boring. Or, honestly, sex scenes sometimes get a little boring and I skim them if they're going on too long.

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Spine cracking makes me wince so hard. I take care of my books, darn it. I don't mind if they don't look exactly new and perfect, because a lot of my books are used, but broken spines and things falling apart is just super sad. I wanna be nice to books!

Also, a lot of the books I read are from the library, so I'm not going to destroy someone else's books, you know?

Do you write in books?

Nooooo. Why did these questions get so stressful?? If writing in books (that you own) is your thing, that's great, but I cannot live that life, lol. It's just too much. I can't.

And that's everything!! Did you all find this interesting at all? Let me know what habits we share in the comments.

Peace and cookies,


  1. Great post! I love all these book tags, thanks for pointing out that index site. We have really similar reading habits, except I can't really read with music or TV on at the same time.

    1. Thanks, I think they're fun, too!! And the index site is very useful for someone who's as out of the loop as I am :P Thanks for commenting!


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