meet the blogger : issue #7 (Reading Habits)

I was tagged by Rabbit Ears Productions to do the Reading Habits Tags, and decided to do it for my meet the blogger feature this week. So enjoy!

“Rules” are as follows:

MEET THE BLOGGER is a new feature I’m doing here on Reckless Indulgence to allow readers to get to know their bloggers (and, for me, mostly to pass the time). I always do a lot of surveys/meme-quiz things and then never post them anywhere. I figured, it would be fun to have a little section on my blog just for that purpose! Sometimes the questions will be specifically related to the topic of this blog. Other times… not so much.

This is more an exercise for me to try socializing with others than anything else. 😄 An avenue for discussion, if you will. You can definitely run with this meme on your own blogs. I have no problem whatsoever with that and would enjoy seeing your answers to the questions I post and answer myself! Just tag your post  with the words: MEET THE BLOGGER and then link back to any of my meet the blogger posts so I can see what you wrote!

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meet the blogger: my reading habits

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I used to. My room was my reading sanctuary, but as it is now, I’ll basically read wherever and whenever I can. Even if it ends up being in really odd places.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Uh, once again, this depends on where I am and what I’m doing when I pick up my book to read. Usually, so long as I have one around, I’ll bookmark, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, y’know?

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

…Pfft ~ What is with these questions? IT DEPENDS. I can prioritize well, so if I know I HAVE to do something else, or absolutely 100% need some sleep for the next day, I’ll stop. But usually? I like to finish my books in one sitting, or at least in a single day. Doesn’t always work that way, especially lately, but that’s the way I enjoy reading. Which… probably means I’d rather not stop reading EVER, but y’know… xD

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Uh, yeah – both. Who the hell doesn’t? When epic shit is happening you need something to feed the munchies and quench your thirst!

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Neither. I’m not a big fan of this AT ALL. Besides being wholly distracting… the thing with music is that it can actually change the mood or feeling you should get while reading whatever it is you’re so engrossed in. Now, I’m all for writing and listening to music at the same time, or even thinking of songs for books you read, but… I just don’t see why you’d want to influence or change the mood of the book by accidentally listening to MCR’s, The Ghost of You in the middle of a happy-go-lucky, skippitty-do-da moment in a children’s book. If you’re like me, your music will literally take you anywhere and you don’t want that shit messing with your reading groove. Not like that.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I used to be a very big proponent for reading a single book at once, but honestly, that just doesn’t fly anymore. xD As I mentioned before, I like to finish a book in a single sitting, which means reading one at a time. But if that doesn’t happen, I almost ALWAYS end up picking up another book from my absurdly large TBR list and starting something new, and if I don’t finish that in one sitting? GUESS WHAT HAPPENS ALL OVER AGAIN. 😀

FYI – I always get back to the books I start. Just typically when I know I’ll be able to finish it all at once.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere – although my favourite place to read will always be in my bed, at home. I also love reading while pacing around my office at work during breaks or lunch. (I bet I must make people crazy with my dizzying march, haha~)

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Hm, I’ve never really read to myself. It might have something to do with the fact that I hate the sound of my voice, especially when I’m In-Character mode and am hearing their voice and not my own. So… silent reader here! Hear me roar! *puffs out smoke*

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I do. I never used to, but sometimes I get way too excited and want to get back to something or a particular set of characters and what’s happening with them. However, rather than say this is the way I read… I think it has something to say about the manner of books being made nowadays. So many books are written as “character chapters” where the reader is bounced back and forth between different times, characters, scenes, and events. This makes it, of course, more difficult to read, but also… gods forbid you hate the character narrating half or three quarters of the book! You basically have to skim through to find the parts with the characters you like and care about, else you get bored out of your mind.

I remember that used to happen with me a lot with Animorphs. I would sometimes skip books because I didn’t want to hear the story from one or more of the character’s POVs. I always went back later, but… yeah. Sometimes, I just couldn’t deal with how they told the story, or their “voice” and whatnot.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

*PTERODACTYL SCREECH* SACRILEGE!! YOU NEVEREVERBREAKTHE SPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

11. Do you write in your books?

Pfft – is this a trick question? BUT OF COURSE. I consider a book a piece of crap if you can’t have a written conversation with it. Even if that conversation is just you yelling, raging, or screeching happily at it and translating those emotions into words (or many, MANY underlines) in it.

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I tag the next 10 lovelies:

  1. Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews
  2. Lola @ Hit Or Miss Books
  3. Anastasia @ Read & Survive
  4. 2kasmom @ Kitty’s Book Spot
  5. Yvo @ It’s All About Books
  6. John @ Write me a book, John!
  7. CK @ CKReads
  8. ReadWriteLove28
  9. FriendlyBookWorm
  10. Cayce @ NijiFeels

Feel free to ignore, if you want! I’d love to read your answers, so if you do this tag, comment below with a link to your post so I can find it. 🙂

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