Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Reading Habits Tag

I was tagged by Jenni Elyse
Thanks Jenni!

1.  Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Not really. I read at the kitchen table, at the bar in the kitchen, on any couch, in bed, at the computer while I wait for it to unfreeze, or anywhere else. 

2.  Do you use a bookmark or a random piece of paper?

BOOKMARK! As a geek, I'm a collector of cards, so I use my Marvel cards and Pokemon cards as bookmarks. If I get a bookmark from an event that goes with a specific book, I'll use that while reading that book. My daughter has started collecting the My Little Pony cards so she could use them as bookmarks. I love it!

3.  Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain amount of pages?

I can stop reading anywhere, but I usually like to stop at chapters. I'm one of those people who read at red lights in the car, so I can stop anytime anywhere as well as read anytime anywhere.

4.  Do you eat or drink while reading?

I'm usually not a fan of food around my books, but I will occasionally eat popcorn while reading, but I try to not touch my book with the hand that is touching the popcorn. It gets tricky. 

5.  Do you watch TV or listen to music while reading?

Well, I'm not watching or listening, because I get so immersed when I read, but my I'll read while my daughter is watching Netflix or a movie. I also read while my husband plays a video game.

6.  Do you read one book at a time or several at once?

I'm always reading scriptures and another book. Sometimes I read a third for a read along. If you don't count scripture reading, I'm a one book at a time person. 

7.  Do you prefer to read at home or anywhere?

Like I said, I can read anywhere at anytime, but I prefer to be home on the couch with a blanket.

8.  Do you read out loud or silently?

Does anyone read out loud to themselves? I read silently to myself, but if I'm reading with my daughter, I read out loud of course. 

9.  Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Heck no! That is sinful! My dad always reads the first chapter and then the last chapter before reading the entire book, and it drives me CRAZY! I DO NOT READ AHEAD! Sometimes I'll place my bookmark over the text below where I'm reading so I don't accidentally glance at something ahead. 

10.  Do you break the spine or keep it like new?

Break the spine? That just sounds evil! I always keep my books open at a 90 degree angle. I do not like weak spines! My husband has been caught opening books too far, and the loose spine really bugs me! He has been warned and trained to not do that anymore.

11.  Do you write in your books?

Like Jenni, I write in and underline in my scriptures, but that is the only exception. I have a very meticulous color code when highlighting/underlining scriptures. I do not write or mark any other books. That is sinful, and I have to buy a new book after that. Any writing tool near my books shall be shot on sight. Unless you are an author signing my book, then by all means, write away!!

That was fun!
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  1. I'm glad you had fun with this. :) Corey will read out loud to himself when he's trying to concentrate and I've seen others do that, but that's about it.

  2. I have very similar answers. My post should be up one of these days.