I’ve been trying to incorporate more bookish posts in my blog to encourage myself (and others) to stick with it! I have taken questions from a few different reading tag posts to make my own post.
E-reader or book?
I have a newfound preference for e-reader (portability, doesn’t take up loads of space, saves paper), but I could go for a physical book every now and again.
Bookmark or dog-ear?
Bookmark, who the hell dog-ears?
Hardcover or paperback?
Paperback, but again, I’ll usually go for e-readers anyway.
Reading in silence or reading with noise?
I usually read in silence, although some natural background noise (e.g. on the bus or train) doesn’t bother me. I’ve tried the Ambient Mixer a few times and couldn’t get into it.
Reading one book or multiple books at a time?
I usually have one book I’m reading and one I’m listening to at the gym or while I’m driving.
Do you read the same genres or do you like to explore?
I really enjoy quite a few genres, but my favorites are popular science, historical fiction and thriller. But if a see something that sounds interesting on my GoodReads feed, I’ll consider it.
Reading at night or reading during the day?
Usually at night because that’s my time to wind down.
Which book should be required reading for everyone?
The Ethics of What We Eat or Animal Liberation. Everyone needs to know the horrors of industrial animal farming.
Which genre would you like to explore more?
Classics, biographies and adventure/ travel.
Multitasking: music or television while reading?
I don’t mind having the TV on if it’s something I’m not interested in like American football. Other than that I’d prefer silence.
Read by the chapter or stop anywhere in the book?
Typically by the chapter, but if I’m reading for bed and get really tired all of a sudden, I’ll stop myself.
Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I might speed read a paragraph or two if I feel the scene is dragging.
Do you like audiobooks?
I only listen to them if I’m driving or at the gym. I can’t just sit down and listen, I need something to do with my hands and my eyes or I get bored and distracted.
Do you usually check out books from the library or buy them?
80% library, 20% purchased. Will usually only purchase if there’s a sale or the book I want isn’t available from my library’s e-reader service or the queue is massive.
Do you try to read a certain amount of books during a period of time?
Aside from my GoodReads challenge (25 books last year, 35 this year although I’m on track to read more than that), no.
Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Not particularly. My bed, a chair in my room or the couch.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I’ve been using a Glacier National Park bookmark my auntie left in a book she loaned me. But when I can’t find that, I’ll use an old train ticket. Lord knows I’m always finding them at the bottom of my purse.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Sometimes a cup of tea, sometimes finger food like popcorn. Recently I haven’t bothered, though.
Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere! Most commonly home but sometimes on the bus/ train/ plane.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
If I buy a book, the first thing I’ll do is break the spine. Sorry about it.
Do you agree with my answers?
Photo by Anthony Tran.