Another new tag that I hadn’t seen before from lovely Danielle at Underland To Wonderland 🙂
I don’t make nearly enough time to just sit with a book so I’m hoping this will encourage me to do so more.
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
No, I don’t. I just grab a book when and where the mood takes me. Sometimes I read on the sofa, sometimes in bed…occasionally if Stella’s sprawled out and I don’t want to disturb her, I’ll read sitting on the floor!
Where do you like to read?
Anywhere, if I make the time.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Proper bookmark. I seem to have loads of them hanging around. Some I’ve been bought and some are ancient from school trip gift shops!
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
I prefer to stop at a chapter but during the worst of my migraines, I learnt that as soon as I feel just a little tired it’s time to put the book down.
Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
It depends on how engrossed I am, it’s easy to forget. There’s usually some sort of tea drinking and snacking going on unless it’s bedtime, though 🙂
E-reader or real book?
Real. Always real. The only exception to this is when I have vertigo as I’ve found I can actually read on a screen better than a book then!
Music or TV while reading?
No. No distractions 🙂
One book at a time or several at once?
Usually just one at a time but sometimes I have a novel on the go and also an autobiography type book.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Anywhere and everywhere 🙂
Reading aloud or silently in your head?
In your head, you’re not at school anymore!
Fiction or non-fiction?
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
No. If I’m bored with a book enough that I want to skip bits I just stop reading it and find another.
Break the spine or keep a book like new?
I really try to keep them like new but it’s difficult. Sometimes, when you’re really into a story, your grip gets the better of you as you turn the page and damage happens!
Do you write in your books?
Like I said before, you’re not at school anymore! Having said that, I find it incredibly touching if someone has given a book as a present and written in it. Other than that, the only handwriting I want to see in a book is the author’s autograph 🙂
Your favourite book?
Favourite as a child was The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden
Favourite as an adult is Carnevale by M R Lovric
Both slightly escapist in their own way which is probably why they appeal so much!
Having said that I also love books that can teach me things, especially things that I used to know but have forgotten 🙂
Could you choose a favourite?!