Hooray! Noelle over at the Banshee Irish Horror Blog has done the Book Lovers Tag, inspired by Ritu at butismileanyway. I have abandoned the thirteen drafts of potential blog posts on my desktop AND the book that I’m currently reading (The Kite Runner) to do this tag because it is impossible for me to resist a tag.
Do you have a specific place for reading?
Not really. I read everywhere. I always try to have a paperback with me so that if I’m delayed in a waiting room, or on the rare occasion that I use public transportation, I can use that valuable time to read. Finding time to read is not easy and I promised myself that I’d read a book a month!
Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
Bookmarks! My favourite is a beautifully cross-stitched, handmade one that I received as a birthday gift many moons ago from one of my high school besties. She made it herself!
Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of the chapter?
Preferably at the end of a chapter, but when it’s 3.15 a.m. and my eyes are red and burning and I cannot stay awake a minute longer, I have to accept defeat and stop mid-sentence.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
If it’s early morning, I read while drinking my tea. If it’s during the day, I’ll snack on some potato chips or cookies. At night, when I read before bed, I don’t eat or drink. I don’t want crumbs or sticky juices getting on my bed sheets. That would be an open invitation to the many different kinds of ants that live in these parts to move into my bedroom.
Music or TV while reading?
When I’m at home, neither. Too distracting. If I’m out in public, doesn’t matter. I don’t hear the din of either.
One book at a time or several?
I have been known to juggle three books at a time. Some of the books I read are really emotional and it helps to intersect the heaviness with something funny and light-hearted.
Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
Home. Nothing like snuggling up with my blankets for a cozy night time read.
Read out loudly or silently?
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Sometimes, I fall desperately in love with a character, and I need to know that they make it to the end. Not that I’ll stop reading if s/he doesn’t… I just need to know.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Got to break the spine to really dive into a book.
Do you write in your books?
Absolutely not *shrieks in horror*! Writing in books is only permitted in text books. However, I always write my name and the date that I purchased the book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tag. Everybody, do the tag! If you do, link back to me so that I can read your post. The only thing I love more than doing tags is reading what other people have to say.
p.s. I think I’m going to join Noelle’s book club (see her link above for details). I’ve never been in a book club before…