Reading Habits Tag


It’s a no surprise that I’m a huge book reader and lover, and I was watching some of Siena Mirabella’s old YouTube videos and had stumbled across her HOW I READ video, which is basically a book/reading habits tag and I wanted to do my own as I do enjoy reading too and thought it’d be quiet interesting to write.

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

Majority of the time, I read on my bed, with a blanket on me all cosied up with a candle lit, or sitting on my desk chair with my legs stretched out onto my bed with a cup of something (tea, coffee, hot choc). If not my bedroom, then I like to read in the living room only if the living room is empty and free of noise, on the sofa, again with a cuppa beside me.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? 

I’m 100% a bookmark kinda gal!! I have so much all in various shapes, sizes and types. I actually have started collecting bookmarks from the places I have travelled to lately a bit like a souvenir, as I’m just obsessed with them. To be honest, it’d bug me to use a random piece of paper instead of an actual bookmark. Sometimes I use Polaroids as a bookmark as well, as they make great one.

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

I definitely don’t stop reading after certain amount of pages, I’m usually the type of person to stop when the chapter finishes if I need to do something or go somewhere. However lately I’ve been guilty of just stopping randomly if it’s a really long chapter and has bored me or if I reallyyy need to do something else urgently.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading? 

I definitely can’t eat while I’m reading as I get distracted really quickly and don’t understand what I have read. But I definitely drink something all the time when reading, whether it’s a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or an iced latte! I’m deffo the type of person to have a book in one hand and a cuppa in the other.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading? 

Ages ago I would have said zero noise and silence to this, but lately I’ve been reading with a tiny bit of classical/slow tunes in the background. I definitely cannot read whilst the TV is on, as I’d just get distracted straight away, but I’d either listen to some classical music or utter silence depending on my mood that day.

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

I can only read one book at once 100% as it’d annoy me so much starting another book when the other one is half read. However at the moment, I am reading two which is a bit controversial of what I just said, but one is for my uni assignment and the other is ‘The Pearl’ by John Steinbeck which is my pleasure read book. I’ve only just started reading The Pearl and only couple pages in, by the way I’m reading it in Turkish as I had brought in Turkey and I had to start the other book for my uni assignment so couldn’t read much of it, which clearly shows that I can’t read 2 books at the same time.

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7. Reading at home or everywhere? 

I basically read everywhere, on the tube, on holiday, home, plane, car journeys, literally anywhere that I get a chance to. I really enjoy reading in busy places as weird as that sounds, as I mentioned that I like silence when reading above, but there’s just something calming about getting stuck in a book within a busy place like a tube.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? 

I always start reading my book silently in my head as I found that, that’s how I concentrate on the plot, but as I get into the book I start reading out loud which is weird to be honest. But I generally read silently in my head and I recreate the scene I’m reading within my imagination.

9. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? 

I don’t really try to intend to keep the book new, as it’s just impossible for me, there is always going to be some sort of pages folded up and tea/coffee stains somewhere. I do break the spine though as I fold the book when I’m reading a really interesting/gripping part. If it’s a hardback which I obvs don’t fold, but I don’t break the spine of those.

10. Do you write in your books? 

No, never have and never will to be honest.

That’s it for the tag questions, and I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I tag any book lover to do this tag!

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41 responses to “Reading Habits Tag”

  1. morgiereacts says:

    This is so interesting! Love it!

  2. Rasya says:

    It’s amazing that you could read everywhere because my head gets dizzy when I tried to read in the car or plane.

  3. Kelly says:

    I love reading these posts to see other people’s reading habits. I’m definitely a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other kinda person too.

  4. This tag seems soo fun! But when i read im usually sat up in bed, lamp on and 0 distractions and always aim to get to the end of the chapter before i put the book down!

  5. This tag is soo fun! I adore reading and I’m going to do this on my blog, bookmarking it now! Thanks for sharing, I’m like you and it has to be quiet, if not I get way too distracted.

    Gemma |

  6. livalind says:

    This is such a nice post. Made me feel like reading for the rest of the Sunday.❤️
    Have a great day.

  7. oh when i read i need silence, and somewhere comfortable. I dot mind bed, but if im on my sofa the TV distracts me lol

  8. This is a really neat idea for a post! I guess I never thought about my reading habits much before but reading this has made me think about it a lot more and I definitely have some quirks when it comes to reading haha

  9. Loved reading your answers – this makes me want to do the tag on my blog too, seems like so much fun! I like reading in public too, as noisy as outside can be, when you’re really invested in a book, it’s like everything else disappears! Thanks for sharing this tag x

  10. I always love a good cuppa when I’m reading!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  11. Deborah Kos says:

    I like to read when I am exercising on the stationary bike or on a train ride.

  12. Nicoll says:

    This is so fun, I’d like to do it on my blog as well! Do you have any posts on books you recommend? I’m always in for a good read!

  13. sarahlamb says:

    loved this post! i love reading! so relaxing, i agree with the little noise in the background in the form of classic music, so good!!

    Sarah x //

  14. I really want to start reading xx

  15. Melanie says:

    Are there people in this world who can read while watching TV??? I can read if someone is watching in the same room, but how on earth can you read while keeping track of the plot? Witchcraft.

  16. terriheckley says:

    I really need to get into reading more! x

  17. Our reading habits are so similar! I love reading in the comfort of my cozy bed with a nice cup of tea.

  18. CarlyTamara says:

    I love reading tags. I’m pretty envious that you can read in all situations – I really can’t read in the car, I get dizzy and feel really sick.

    Carly xx //

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  20. Loved this post! I find it so interesting to hear about people’s reading habits. I’m such a messy reader- I always write in my books and break the spines!

    Alice xx

  21. Monika Gil says:

    Love your style and photos are amazing! Looking forward to next post x
    Monika x

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