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I discovered this book tag through one of my favorite blogs, Vivatramp; and even though I'm not tagged by anyone, I think it'll be a fun post to begin this jolly month. It was originally created by The Book Jazz over at Youtube, and there are 12 questions related to Reading Habits. You can also join in the fun by making your own post at your own blog :) So here are my answers about my reading habits and my reading nook :))
Disclaimer: images are not mine.
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Yes, it will be my bed, or on my lazy sofa that's right beside my window. I will also always have a blanket covering me; because it's warm and fuzzy :3
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Bookmark! I have a special box full of bookmarks, so it will be weird not to use them. But if the situation doesn't allow it (for example I suddenly bought a book without a bookmark and start reading it right away), of course I will use a random piece of paper to mark the pages.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I guess I can just stop reading anytime, especially if there are more urgent things that I needed to do. But I usually try to stop at the end of a sentence, not mid-sentence. Because it's frustrating to have to close a book when the sentence is still hanging at the end of the page.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
Sometimes, but rarely these days because I read mostly before my bedtime (around midnight). So it would be weird to eat after I brushed my teeth already. But when I'm reading during the day, or maybe in a coffee shop, I would have a drink or a snack with me. I love tea as my reading companion ♥
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Preferably not both. However, if I have to choose, I'll choose music. But I prefer to listen to music that I can't sing-along to, because if it's my favorite song or I memorized the lyrics, I'll be too busy enjoying it. I like those songs they play in coffee shops; that sounds a bit like jazz (?), I think. Idk, I'm not really a music person. But definitely not TV.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
Definitely one book at a time. I think I've mentioned this in another tag post, but I might possibly mix up the characters if I read multiple books at once. Yes, my memory is that messy.7. Reading at home or everywhere?
At home is the best. Because I get to be in my comfortable pajamas and snuggle in my blanket. But I'd love to read anywhere, honestly; especially if I had to wait for something/someone. At times, it's a really nice change to read in other places besides my bedroom.8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head. Are there people who reads out loud for the whole book? I'll have to applaud them for that. Because I tried once (to improve my pronunciation), but my tongue twisted after several paragraphs ㅋㅋ And it's much slower to read out loud rather than silently in my head.9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Nope. I think reading ahead/skipping the pages felt like spoiling myself with the story, and it will just ruin everything. Even though the book was supposed to be good, I lost that goodness due to skipping ahead.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I tried my best to keep it like new, but there are books that are difficult to read without breaking the spine—so I had to do it. Even though books that looked like new is really pretty, I also think that books with lots of creases on the spine seems to hold a lot more memories.11. Do you write in your books?
I only write my name on the first page (not write actually, more like signature) and also the date I finished reading the book below it. I don't even know what the purpose is, but I've been doing it for years.12. Who do you tag?
Everyoneee! If you're reading this now and you have a blog, join this tag and make a post of your own. Don't forget to link it in my comments so I can also have a sneak peek at your reading habits ;))