Lost in a Book - the why, what , where and how's of how I read!




I saw Sarah from Saloca in Wonderland post this tag so here is my version!

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
In bed or the bath are the best places. Even in the middle of the day i'll often get into bed just to read, much comfier than anywhere else!

Where do you like to read?
It's mainly at home but if I have a journey on public transport or know i'm going to be alone at lunch-time i'll take it with me.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
As I use a kindle I don't need a bookmark however when I did read paperbacks i'd just fold the corner of the page over!

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
I always stop at the end of a chapter unless i'm tired and there is too much left. In that case i'll stop at the end of the section.

Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
Yes both. Although eating is bad because you do it without thinking or even really tasting it really.

E-reader or real book?
Kindle all the way now. I do have a lot of paperbacks because I can't bear to throw anything away and if I wan't to read them again but anything new that comes out i'll purchase it on the kindle. It's just so convenient and I can have the latest novel in my hands in an instant.

Music or TV while reading?
I can't listen or watching anything whilst reading and the same goes for doing anything else. I know many people blog and watch the telly but not me unfortunately.

One book at a time or several at once?
Always one at a time and I always wait a few days after finishing one to start another so I can think about the story and remember it. Because of the genre I read (chick-lit) a lot of the stories tend to merge into one after a while so I like to give them each a bit of breathing space!

Reading aloud or silently in your head?
Silently all the time. Apart from if i'm finding it hard to process an academic book (all the time!) I will read it out aloud. But apart from that I read in my head and I have to read every word too. I know many don't do this but I find I have to otherwise I don't absorb.

Fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction all the time. I'm all for escaping to a dream land where girl enters new situation, struggles, encounters boy and everything turns out great. I know it's not real but it gives me hope especially the books where the girl is starting over job wise!

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Sort of. I never skip pages but if the part i'm reading is a little boring i'll flick forward and briefly look at the next few pages to see what is going to happen. I sometimes end up going quite far forward and it takes a while to get back!

Break the spine or keep a book like new?
Doesn't apply with a kindle but when I did read paperbacks I wouldn't intentionally break the spine, I just read with care and I guess it eventually broke itself!

Do you write in your books?
No not at all, I read for pleasure not to study or take notes! You can highlight and make notes on the kindle though and there was one book where a particular line struck a cord with me, that I 'highlighted'. You can also see what other people highlight. Though if I had a copy of Persuasion on the kindle I would likely highlight sections from the chapter where Captain Wentworth writes the letter to Anne when she is still in the room. I found that powerful and it really touched me.

Your favourite book?
One of my favourite books is Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon but I haven't read this a long while. It is set in the F1 world and with certain events in the book resonating with recent events in the real F1 world I would find it difficult.

I also love Lindsey Kelk books, in particular the series featuring Tess Brookes which i've reviewed: About a Girl and A Girl's Best Friend.

Lastly Sealed with a Kiss by Rachael Lucas is really beautiful. It is set on a remote Scottish Island and the community, scenery and the locals just pulled me into this new world that Kate was slowly learning to love.

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