I love the book tag. I’ve been tagged to answer eleven questions by one of my favorite book loving people -Babus at http://ajoobacatsblog.com/ She is an avid reader like me and reviews many different genres. She has such a fantastic blog .. I hope you take a look.
Here we go then…
Do you have a certain place at home for reading? Yes. At the moment I prop my feet up on the banister, as I sit across the top of my staircase where the sun hits. When it is cold, I am in my reading chair with a blanket.
Bookmark or random piece of paper? Bookmark, um, most of the time. I have bookmarks from different parts of the world. My current favorite is of the goddess Athena, I bought it at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Each bookmark tells a story. I have an Australian gum tree leaf in pewter and my dear friend who gave it to me is the most thoughtful person I know.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages? I prefer to stop at the end of a chapter. That way it feels complete before I begin again. Sometimes I have to stop and help with homework, projects, cook dinner etc. so if it is a book that demands to be read immediately, I sneak away to finish it.
Do you eat or drink while reading? No drinks when I read. I eat chocolate while my book is on the counter and I’m not touching it. I am mortally afraid of getting food or drink on my books. Once, I got chocolate on a precious book and I wowed to never eat chocolate again. That lasted all of a minute. I am super careful.
Multitasking: Music or TV while reading? Neither. I need peace and quiet.
One book at a time or several at once? I usually have three books going at once. One serious, one light and one in-between. Sometimes they are all serious and I go into silent mode because I need to hold on to the stories for a bit.
Reading at home or everywhere? I prefer home. I do read when parked at the school pick-up line and sometimes at Starbucks with my ear phones on. It’s more of a distraction at Starbucks though.
Reading out loud or silently in your head? Oh definitely in my head. The unabashedly loud conversations I have with some characters have to stay there. I do gasp in horror or giggle with glee every now and then, not realizing my kids or husband have heard me.
Do you read ahead or even skip pages? I never read ahead. I stay. I savor.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? breaking the spine would break my heart. It happened with one of my Harry Potter books when my daughter did it accidentally. I cried. Oh my gosh, I’m so weird aren’t I?
Do you write in your books? Absolutely not.
I now tag some of my favorite book lovers to answer these questions, Um, only if they would like to of course.