Friday, 11 July 2014

Fiction Friday: The Reading Habits Tag!

I got my laptop back! Those that follow me on Twitter or Facebook, my laptop broke this week. It was very dramatic. You never know what you have until it's gone. Either way I didn't have much time to plan todays Fiction Friday but when I saw this tag on Hayley's blog I knew it was meant to be.



1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?
Not really! Mainly in bed but the sofa and the hammock get some quality time too.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I read with mini sticky notes to stick in when I like a quote or when I want to Google something so I either use a sticky note or the plastic container of them. 

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

I can just stop reading but I like to have a bit of finality when I decide to stop. Although if I'm not enjoying a book than it's at risk of getting tossed into the abyss that is down the side of my bed.

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?

Sure, but I find it distracts me a little. I prefer it to be just me, the book and maybe a cup of tea or a bottle of water.

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

Heck no, I'm still getting into the swing of reading again and I can't have any distractions. Although I love reading in the car.

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

I seem to have developed a really bad habit of starting loads of books at once so at the moment I'm trying to get my 'currently reading' down to about 1-2.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Reading at home preferably but everywhere if I'm out and about.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head, but lately I've found myself skipping over words- anyone else do this?- so I've been slowing down and it's like I'm reading out loud but in my head if that makes sense!

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

Heck no. Imagine skipping a few pages of Harry Potter and suddenly boom. Troll in the dungeon. Treat every book like there's going to be a troll in the dungeon in my opinion.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I hate breaking the spine. I have certain books where I don't care because I know I'm going to read them over and over. My World War Z book looks like it got dropped off a cliff. But I like to keep my books pretty and new-ish.

11. Do you write in your books?

Like I said before, I read with sticky notes- I'm actually thinking about doing a post on this if people were curious so no, I never write in books.

12. What are you currently reading?

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling with my friend.
Startled by his Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison for nostalgia. 
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin that I borrowed from my trainer.
Drawn by Cecilia Gray, a book I got off Netgalley.
John Dies and the End by David Wong, I'm about half way through and taking a break.
And The Boy in the Book by Nathan Penlington which I got from Book Bridgr and am loving.
Or as I call them; too many books.


I tag everyone but especially Joe and Amy from the Bookolio blog, Holly from Holly, Quills and Ivy and Ashley from Legally Redhead!
If you want to see more of my reading habits you can see what and when I'm reading on Goodreads!

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