Friday, February 26, 2016

Reading Habits Survey

Reading Habits Survey

Just for fun, from View From My Home-

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Definitely.  I like to read while sitting on the right hand side of the couch, leaning against the arm rest with my legs tucked up under me, usually surrounded by cats at their whim of course. Sometimes I even get all three cuddled up next to me. I also read in bed for about ten minutes before passing out - this is the most likely scenario these days. Other times, I decide to forgo all my responsibilities during Wyatt's nap-time and I will read in the comfy chair next to his crib while he sleeps. That is probably my favorite place and time to read these days, and I don't allow myself to do that as often as I should.
2. Do you use a bookmark or a random piece of paper?
I have a ton of cool bookmarks, but I usually just use whatever flat is laying around me - like Rita, mainly envelopes or appointment cards. Sometimes those advertising postcards or receipts make it in as well. Most often though, I make a mental note of the page number I left off on and don't use anything.

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

I can stop wherever, even midsentence at times.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
Yep, I'm a snacker while I read. Or a lunch eater, dinner eater, etc. When I worked I always ate in my office like a loner, dining alone with my book for company.

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music while reading?
Sometimes. I don't intentionally do it - it is usually when Billy is watching something and I want to read. I find it harder to concentrate but I can do it, especially if I am super involved in a book.
6. Do you read one book at a time or several at once?
I read many books at a time. I usually have three going for a while, then one once hits a spot that I can't put it down, I focus on that one. Before Wyatt (BW) I used to have a morning, afternoon, and evening book. Now it is more of a fun book, book club book, and review book deal I have going.
7. Do you prefer to read at home or anywhere?
I prefer to read at home but can read anywhere, and take books with me - or I used to. I guess I still would if I am alone. I also always take books for the kiddo too. You never know when you get that moment to squeeze in a book, and he loves them.
8. Do you read out loud or silently?
Silently, unless I am reading to Wyatt.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I have been known to skip ahead to the ending to see what happens when I am halfway through a book - sometimes I just need to know!!!

10. Do you break the spine or keep it like new?
I will just say, if I own a book, you can tell that it has been well read....

If it is not mine, then I return them in the condition that I borrowed them.

11. Do you write in your books?
Yes. I like to underline my favorite quotes or star them! Or sometimes make little notes - I am a big rereader of all my books that I own and sometimes it is cool to see what I was thinking or what I liked when I read it the last time. I don't always do it, just when something particularly strikes my fancy.

I know, I am a book sinner!! I skip ahead, my books look well read, and I write in them. Lol.


  1. You can leave off reading midsentence? I'm in awe. :)

    1. Lol yeah, it's weird. It's mostly when I am tired and can't go on. I just shut the book and figure I will resume where I left off.

  2. I tend to read in the same places too creature of habit. :) I can usually read w/ the TV on, though not always. And I don't always use bookmarks either, I just sorta remember where I left off (usually!).

    1. Lol! Sometimes I do that mad flip through the book looking for my place - I just can't quite remember at first where I stopped reading.

  3. Thanks for the shout-out! It's fun to read other folks' take on this survey.

    We have many similar habits. I "get" your ability to read a few books at once, but unlike you I am usually reading one, putting it down, choosing another and then going back to the first. And I can never skip ahead in a story unless I'm going to DNF it anyway.
    Fun post!

    1. I agree, this was fun!!

      I am so weird about skipping ahead - I can't control my curiosity sometimes!


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