Reading Habits

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And here are my reading habits.


Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?


I read anywhere, but if my husband happens to be watching TV, I will go into the bedroom and curl up in my special ‘reading chair’ (unless the Ginger Ninja has got there before me).



Bookmark or random piece of paper?


Well I actually collect bookmarks, but I’m afraid I tend to use random bits of paper or, horror of horrors, I turn the corner down.


Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages?


I prefer to stop at a natural point in the story, but if it looks as if the chapter is about to go on forever, I’ll just stop.


Do you eat or drink while you read?


Yep. I love having a coffee and a slice of cake to hand while I’m reading, and in the evening a glass of bourbon always goes down well. I used to read at the dinner table as a child, and as you can see from my Christmas Day photo, I haven’t got out of the habit.



Multitasking: music or TV while reading?


As long as it’s playing quietly, I like listening to music while I’m reading. But I can’t concentrate if it’s a play, quiz show, or interview. As for TV, again if it’s quiet I’m OK, but anything sports-related or loud my concentration goes out of the window.


One book at a time or several at once?


I used to have several books on the go, but nowadays prefer to have just one or two.


Reading at home or everywhere?


Everywhere! My e-reader lives in my handbag


Reading out loud or silently in your head?


Silently, but I do shout at characters if I think they deserve it. Looking at you, Angel Clare.


Do you read ahead or even skip pages?


NO! Good grief what kind of animal do you think I am!!?


Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?


I try and keep them like new, but I also like the look of my very battered much-loved favourites.


Do you write in your books?


No (unless it was one I was studying and needed to highlight certain bits), but I do use the highlight feature on my Kindle. And I hate it when I see someone has scribbled on a library book. Though it does make me laugh when the scribbler has corrected a mistake, which actually isn't a mistake.