Reading Habits #BookTag

Book Tag

I have been looking for a Book Tag to do and I’m excited that I found one on Book Inspector‘s blog!

I’d love to read more tag posts and see if anyone has the same habits that I have when reading. If you have a habit that I mention or a weirder one then I’d love to hear about it! Comment down bellow with your thoughts.

Lets get started!

Reading Habits

• Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I really don’t! I can pretty much read anywhere I can relax. Since the weather has cooled down I have been reading on the couch in our living room under a warm blanket with my pups.

• Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I use a bookmark when one is near, or if I remember to swipe one off the bookcase when I start a new book. I know it’s cringy, but I just dog-ear my pages to keep my spot must of the time.

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

I read until I start dozing off whether its mid paragraph or beginning of a chapter. I don’t mind where I leave off when reading since I usually pick the book back up that next day.

• Do you eat or drink while reading?

Sunflower seeds! It was a habit I started back in middle school when I would read at night. It stuck through high school and though I’m reading on the go most days I will snack on them if I’m home.

• Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I don’t mind reading with a movie going or music playing in the background. More often than not most evenings consist of music or the TV playing softly in the background in the living room with my boyfriend.

• One book at a time or several?

I usually have one book going at a time and it’s been that way for a long time. Recently though, I’ve gotten into reading work in progress fan fiction and have to wait for updates, so I now have a few going at a time.

• Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! Growing up, my parents were constantly packing us into our Avalanche for road-trips and because of that I have built a habit of reading in vehicles. Maybe it was a coping mechanism or maybe I was just bored, but either way I love reading on trips or wherever I have a book with me. It’s hard not to start reading when I am a passenger.

• Reading out loud or silently in your head?

The only time I ever read aloud is when my boyfriend is having a hard time sleeping. He will ask me to read an article or from whatever book I’m reading at the time to help lull him to sleep. I am not the most confident when reading aloud, so it makes me feel really good knowing he enjoys it.

• Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I don’t read ahead because I like for a book to surprise me. I love the feeling of rushing to read each paragraph to get to a big part in a book. With that said though, I’m quick to ask for movie spoilers and don’t care if someone ruins the plot for me.

• Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I don’t intentionally break the spine when reading, but if it happens then it happens. I love a worn book, it just shows how much a reader enjoyed the story.

• Do you write in your books?

I don’t anymore, but I used to. Back when I was a troubled youth I would write my feelings and insecurities in books sort of like a diary with out a flow. I don’t believe I have any of those books anymore, but that’s probably for the best. I have a feeling it would be too cringy to even re-read.

Readabit Questions

• When do you find yourself reading?

I read all the time, but I tend to read more when I’m stressed or sad. I’ve always used it as a way to get away from everyday life and live through the experiences of the characters. There is just something about happy endings and character growth that has a way of making my heart melt.

• What is your best setting to read in?

My ideal reading setting is probably during the colder months with a chilly breeze seeping in through the screen door. On days like this I will light a warm smelling candle, curl up with my pups under a ton of blankets and read for hours.

• What do you do first – read or watch?

I don’t have a usual rule so, whichever I come across first is fine by me! It has happened both ways, and I’ve found that I kind of like watching the movie before reading a book now. Once I read the book it’s like having all this insight added to your original understanding of the story.

• What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book?

I love physical books. All platforms are great, but I love the feeling of closing a book after I finish the story. There’s something about returning it to the shelf that is just so satisfying.

• Do you have a unique habit when you read?

If I do then I can’t think of of it. A regular habit I have when reading is to immediately look up any word I don’t know. My favorite times are when I am sitting near my boyfriend and I break the silence in the room to ask what a word means, and of course he always has the correct answer.

• Do book series have to match?

Nope! There are a few books that I have that were bought years apart or with movie artwork instead of the original illustration. I think it gives the shelves character.

This was so much fun! A lot of these questions really had me think back to find an answer. I’d love to find another to do, so leave a comment if you have one you’ve done or think I should try!

Until next time!


Author: Mindy Erxleben

Hi, I’m Mindy, a freelance writer and blogger. I absolutely thrive on creative projects and ideas and that has led me to seeking out a way to profit from doing what I love. Which, in my opinion is how we all deserve to live. So here I go, taking the big step into the rest of my future! I can’t wait to work with you.

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