Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I prefer my bed. It doesn’t make me tired, and I just like to be comfortable while reading. I also like sitting on verandas, balconies, and porches at places that are not my own.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I have a bag of Forever 21 tags and movie tickets. I don’t lose bookmarks and lately have taken to using the signed bookmarks that were given to me. I use bookmarks according to the content of the novel. (sometimes the cover) Gory? Dorothy Must Die personalized bookmark. Thriller? Liars Inc., bookmark LGBTQ+? Simon personalized bookmark. Deep, beautiful and moving contemporary? Every Last Word bookmark. Apocalyptic/sci fi? Well, we’ve reached the Not A drop To Drink bookmark.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I must stop after a chapter. It’s painful for me to stop at the best part or a thrilling part of the chapter. Commute doesn’t affect me with this one. I’ve missed a stop a few times. Nowadays, I tend to stumble out while reading.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Oh, yeah. Pretty much every meal. I like to drink herbal tea, or hot cocoa. Sometimes some fruit. If it’s getting really good, I’ll make popcorn. I did this with Red Queen. I don’t tend to eat/drink much while reading during the evening, besides dinner. I have missed meals because of reading, though.
Multitasking TV or music?
TV is just distracting to me for some reason. Distracting isn’t the word, though…I can still immerse myself into the novel, I just find it annoying with TV in the background. Music, though? Definitely, I tend to listen to the arranged playlists for the novels to really get the movie feel. It doesn’t bother me.
One book at a time or several at once?
I used to do several when I was younger, and I still can. However, I personally prefer to focus on one at a time.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Some children bring around teddy bears, some blankets, I brought around books. I rarely forget to bring around a book when going out, and the one time I did for two days of school was torture. Every open second available in an easy class, walking down the stairs, rushing through hallways and on the streets, jaywalking across the street–you name it, I do it while reading.
Reading out loud or silently?
Out loud for studying, silently for leisure.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I have, accidentally. If a part of the book is boring me to tears, I will just DNF.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I hate breaking spines. I open books very, very slowly so as not to break the spines. Seeing broken spines disgusts me or brings me pain. Poor paperbacks. i will protect you.
Do you write in your books?
HAHAHAHAHA. Is this a joke? Of course not! I get a small pen mark/ pencil mark in my books, and I feel terrible. It’s like blasphemy. I use post-its for notes and/or write down notes in a section of my blogging notebook. My blogging notebook is a huge, blue five-sectioned notebook where I keep ideas, outlines, and review notes. The only book I can comfortably write in or highlight is my Bible (which has a broken spine) ironically.
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