December 10, 2018

BLOGMAS| Reading Habits and Readabits Book Tag

Hello! This wasn't what I had planned at all for today's blog post. It was meant to be another review, however, time this month just isn't on my side. Time never is, but that is beside my point here. 

I saw this tag over on the wonderful Jenn's blog,, and thought this would be super fun to do.

The original tag was created by TheBookJazz; since then she has removed the video so I am unable to link it for you to watch. 

Reading Habits: 

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

If I'm at University, I do! That's usually my bed, or on one of the sofas in one of the Uni buildings. I like the noise, because its the sounds of people coming and going, weirdly helping me if I'm feeling a little homesick.

2. Bookmark or a random piece of paper?

Both. Can I pick both? Oh - who cares?
I somehow only have three bookmarks with me at Uni. I thought I packed more but apparently didn't. Because of the sheer number of books I can read at any one point (two for fun, three for academic reasons... at least) random receipts can be really handy. 

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

I stop at any point. I used to have to be at a specific point, but school and constantly having to be on hand for my mum growing up has left me capable of stopping mid-sentence. I kid you not.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes. There is nothing I like more than having a bottle of Kopperberg cider or a bottle of Hooch whilst I'm reading in the evening. Not all the time, but when I really need a night off from writing or the internet... or social interaction in its entirety. Anyone relate?

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I can do both. This year I have got into the habit of listening to ASMR videos (usually cats purring or hair brushing), I don't get the tingles, but those sounds calm me down more than anything. 

6. One book at a time, or several at once?

Might have answered this already, whoops? Several.

7. Reading at home, or everywhere?

Everywhere. One of the things I miss most about living in London is public transport and being able to read on the bus. I'm grateful for being in walking distance to everything I need, even if a little claustrophobic, but it really limits the amount of reading time I used to get.

8. Reading out loud, or silently in your head?

Again, both. if I'm alone in the flat reading a rather beautiful piece of prose, I'll read it out loud. Usually, I'm just reading in my head though.

9. Do you read ahead, or skip pages?


10. Breaking the spine, or keeping it like new?

I want to get back into that mind frame where it's okay to break the spine of a book. Book blogging and the aesthetics and shaming around book spine breakage is really frustrating. 

11. Do you write in your books?

Sometimes. My copy of Vicious and Good Omens is heavily annotated and highlighted. And I'm planning on rereading both in 2019, just to go back and add more to them.

Readabit Questions:

1. When do you find yourself reading? 

The evening mostly. When I need to just relax and escape. Or on a long journey.

2. What is your best setting to read in?

Pushed up into the corner of my bed, lots of pillows, wrapped in my quilt and blankets, headphones in and when nothing else needs doing. 

3. What do you do first - read or watch? 

Read and then watch, but I don't always have that luxury. 

4. What form do you prefer - audiobooks, ebooks or physical?

Physical. But, if my insomnia is screwing me over - audiobooks. 

5. Do you have a unique habit when reading?

Not really? 

6. Do your book series have to match?

I'm at a point where I really don't care anymore. Oops?

Like usual, I won't tag anyone, unless you've seen this and thought "hey, this looks fun, I'm going to do it". Then tag me and I'd love to read your answers. 

See you tomorrow. 

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