I always seem to be discussing books over here but I’ve yet to tell you about my reading habits. I hope that you have some similarities in the way we read the books, or else I would feel like awkward.
Comfort is major important to me when it concerns reading and you’ll usually find me laying on my bed, under a blanket mountain. I like to feel warm when I read and whether it’s cold or not, I always have my favourite duvet nearby. What I also do is that I sometimes walk around the house with a book on my hands, reading and trying not to get myself hurt, because I usually stumble across the furniture. Unfortunately, I don’t have a reading nook but I plan to work on that and make something really cozy and beautiful.
I always have a pen when I’m reading so I can underline my favourite quotes and write down any thoughts next to them. Sometimes, when a quote comes to my mind I always open the book I read it from and I try to find it so I can reread it and with this way, its a piece of cake to find them. I also when I reread the book I like to look at the notes I’ve taken.
When I’m reading a book, I always have beside me a notebook so I can write down any thoughts for the book. These thoughts aren’t supposed to be written down on the book, because they are things I noticed and I need to remember when I’m going to do my review later. Then, when the book is finished I have a Book Journal, as you may call it, that I write down my complete review of the book. The reviews that I post here are more extended and detailed, compared to those I have on my journal. FOLDING
I know that some people like to fold the pages, because it’s more convenient but I hate it. It ruins the book, so I use a bookmark instead.
CHAPTER BY CHAPTER
I don’t like to just stop on pages, I always try to finish the chapter first. I also don’t allow myself a long amount to read, because I find it harder to pick it back.
ONE AT A TIME
I seriously envy anyone who can reads a few things at a time, but I guess that doesn’t work for me. I like to read one book at a time, so I can devour it better. I also prefer physical books than ebooks. I’m sure the reason is obvious.
I usually read silently but when I have a book that I fell in love with a certain quote, I read it out loud. I have to admit though that everytime I read Pride and Prejudice, I read my favourite dialogs aloud.I know it may sound lame, but it’s really fun and I encourage you to do it.
Despite the notes I write down, I try to keep my books like new. I don’t mind second hand books with slightly creased spine but I never fold pages or break the spine or whatever. It really annoys me to see a book that has been used badly.
I TAG YOU… I’m going to tag anyone who wants to do it. I love reading a specific thing that it can mean different things to different people. So, I expect you to write a similar post about your reading habits and don’t forget to mention me and inform me if you’ve done it, so I can read it. Have a nice weekend!