All right fellow booknerds and bookworms: I have a pressing question for you today: what are your special reading habits?
The topic of this post is similar to one I wrote about recently on the blog, "Do You Have a Reading Ritual?" It's also in the same vein as this post, "Do Your Suspense Tastes Change with the Seasons?"
I was inspired to write this post after reading a great one called, "My Reading Habits," over at I Wish I Lived in a Library. Katherine offered some great behind-the-scenes info about her own reading habits. I thought it would be fun to do something similar here.
In no specific order, here are five questions about my own reading habits. Please chime in and share your answers in the comments!
Q1: What time of day is set aside for reading?
A: I have a fifteen-minute block of time after lunch when I most enjoy reading. I have been doing it for years and it is very relaxing. I sip my (decaf) coffee and let go of the morning busyness and just unwind...ahhhh. Lovely!
Q2: Where do you most enjoy reading?
A: I usually read curled up in a corner of the couch. I also like to read in bed before sleeping if I'm not too tired.
Q3: Sticky note, scrap of paper or proper bookmark?
A: Sadly, you'll find the most ugly things marking my place. I have been gifted with pretty, REAL bookmarks over my life, but somehow my books end up with scraps of junk mail, crumpled post-it notes or (ahem) as is the case right now, a piece of a tissue. But at least it's a CLEAN tissue.
Q4: How do you choose your next book to read?
A: This is tricky! I will sometimes pick up a book if it's recommended to me by a friend. I'm also part of a mystery/suspense online readers' group and sometimes I get ideas from there. I also love browsing used book shops and used book sales and admit that I will frequently pick up a book due to its cover.
I went through a minimalism phase where I donated about 75 percent of my books (!). Now I'm back to collecting them, but with care. I still don't like clutter and figure I can get most at the library when I'm ready to read them.
Q5: If you start reading a book and don't like it, do you plow through anyway or give up on it?
A: Give up! This didn't used to be the case though. When I was younger (teens) I would keep going no matter what. But then college came and then work, family and other things that take up my time. Now my reading time is so limited/precious that I will only read things that I really enjoy.
Now it's your turn, readers. Please answer these questions in the comments below. I can't wait to find out more about your reading habits and preferences. :)
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