Most readers have particular habits they develop around reading, whether that’s where they read, when they read, or even how they read. We all have different ways to handle our books and tackle our TBRs. Here are a few of my own reading habits:
original tag by TheBookJazz on YouTube, but the video isn’t available anymore
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Mostly on the couch, but reading in bed or the porch are nice depending on the time of day
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I prefer a bookmark, but if I don’t have one handy I’ll use anything that will keep my place
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I prefer to stop reading after a chapter, but I’ll stop anywhere if the chapter end is too far off. I do always finish the paragraph before I stop though
Do you eat or drink while reading?
I usually have a drink, rarely do I eat while reading. But you can see my favorite snack here and my favorite drinks here if you’re interested
Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I’ve tried music while reading but it usually distracts me. I have no idea how anyone balances reading with watching TV
One book at a time or several at once?
Several at once. I like to have any audiobook to listen to while I’m doing chores and at least one physical book. I don’t have trouble keeping them straight in my mind and it’s nice to be able to switch between stories depending on what I’m in the mood for
Reading at home or everywhere?
Mostly at home, but I often bring a book out into the world with me if I think I might end up somewhere with downtime alone
Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head. Although I love reading the fun little blurbs on packaging and beverage bottles out loud to my partner
Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I used to always read the last sentence of a book before I started reading, but I’ve stopped doing that. I usually only look ahead to see where the chapter ends and I only skip full pages if I’m not enjoying a book and just want to see how it ends before I quit
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
As much as I’d love to keep it like new, I don’t make any effort to not break the spine. If it happens it happens, sometimes it’s just a part of the reading experience
Do you write in your books?
No. I love the idea of annotating books and leaving little notes for myself or anyone else who reads my copy, but I just can’t bring myself to write on the pages. I just got some sticky note tabs so I can test the waters and mark things without actually marking things
Do you have any specific reading habits?