How I Read – A Bookish Tag

This tag is making the rounds, so I thought I’d give it a go!

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I read in bed; it’s kind of a bad habit. 😆 Once I get my own place, I plan to have a proper reading corner with a tea tray and everything.

Can you stop reading anywhere, or do you have to stop after a chapter or certain number of pages?
Anywhere will do, but chapters or section breaks are best.

Bookmarks or random slips of paper?
Both. I like the paper slips that come with library holds; they’re thin and won’t impact the book in any way.

Multitasking: music or tv while reading?
Usually silence, and definitely not TV or YouTube. If I’m having trouble concentrating, sometimes I’ll listen to lo-fi (yes, lo-fi got me through A History of East Asia).

Do you eat or drink while reading?
If there’s any candy I’ll eat it on autopilot while reading, so I try not to snack at all. I’ll often drink tea.

Reading at home or everywhere?
All the places!

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
No, unless it’s something for work/studying, then I’ll skim.

Break the spine or keep it like new?
Break the spine? 😳 Nevar!

Do you write in your books?
Not usually; it bothers me greatly. I did check off some of the Kafka short stories as I was reading them, to keep track of what I’d read, but I did that with pencil.

Whom do you tag?
Anyone who wants to do it! 😀


  1. Your answers are interesting.

    I suppose that there are those who say not to read books n bed, but I have been doing so for decades. I cannot imagine doing it an other way.


  2. Love your answers! – We are similar in our reading habits too 🙂 It’s very interesting to hear other reading idiosyncrasies don’t you think?


  3. I totally forgot…I read in bed, too, occasionally, but mostly it is just a desire to read when I get into bed bc by the time I do get to bed, I just want to fall asleep. (Sometimes I fall asleep while holding my book open.)


  4. pretty much the way i do it also except i can’t read if it’s noisy… we live in the woods, so that’s usually not a problem…


    1. You must have a nice forest view, too! I guess technically a person doesn’t need a “view” when they’re reading, but sometimes I just like to take a break between pages and daydream.


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