The Book Lover's Questionnaire Tag

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
I got tagged by the wonderful Audrey at |The Measure of a Book| for...
 I'll just get right into the questions. :D
((And go check out Audrey's blog. It's awesome.))
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Do you have a specific place for reading?

I do most of my reading at night before I go to bed. Usually my day is filled with other activities, so it isn't often that I can squeeze in a chapter or two.
But if I DO read during the day, I go wherever the sun is. ((I'm part cat. You didn't know that?)) Usually the sun happens to land on a small, red couch by a large window in our house, so I prefer to read there. It's quite comfy.
bookmark or random piece of paper?
I have a horrible habit of misplacing bookmarks, but I really love to use them. Especially unique ones, like the three I placed below. They are really epic. :D 
But when I don't have a bookmark by my side, I use anything: Kleenix(unused, don't worry. xP), paper, pencils, other books... I've even used a cough drop before. I can get a bit creative with my bookmarks.
I got these bookmarks from the Etsy shop: Jaye L. Knight. She has a bunch of awesome writer-themed jewelry.
These are not my pictures. I got them off of her Etsy shop.

Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?
I can stop anywhere, but I never want to. xP
Usually (since I read right before I go to bed) I try to limit myself to one chapter.
... Notice the word "try."
There have been more than a few occasions where I've been so involved in a book, where I completely 'forget' my limit of one chapter. Because who needs sleep when you have a book. Right?
Music or tv while reading?

I can deal with music, especially if it's an instrumental, but TV...
No. Never.
I want to enter the storyworld of the book I'm reading, but how is that possible when there's chatter coming from the TV?
Yeah, it doesn't work for me.

do you eat or drink while reading?  

I wish I could eat while reading, but I have a bit of a problem.
I'm freakishly careful with my books. (I think I have a case of BOD -- Book Obsession Disorder. Cause that's a thing now. It's official.) Creases, bent pages, (NO DOGEARS) writing, smudges, etc... I don't like them.
So I treat books with great care, and that usually requires both hands. And since I'm not an octopus, I don't have an extra hand for eating food, despite how much I love to do so.
One book at a time or several?
At most times you can find me reading a school book, and a book of my choice. When I was younger, I often would read several books at a time, which always confused the plots. :p I've gotten a lot better about that.

Reading at home or elsewhere?

If I know that I will have time to read at an event, a book is coming with me. (Unless if the book is The Way of the Kings, where I could not find a bag large enough to carry it.)
I read in the car quite a bit. Carsickness isn't a problem for me, so it makes road trips very doable. But otherwise, I prefer to keep my reading at home.

Read out loud or silently?

Silently. That's a no-brainer. Reading out loud is much too slow for me, and makes my mouth dry.
I read out loud to little kids when I'm babysitting or helping out in my Church's nursery, but never to myself.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

It's very, very rare that I skip pages. If a part is particularly boring, I will skim that section, but never skip.
I do, however, read ahead. *hides* Usually only at suspenseful parts. My gaze keeps flitting ahead so I will know if the character survives or not. xD

breaking the spine or keeping it like new?


Do you write in your books?

Nope. Only in journals/devotionals.

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 I tag...

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H.M. Wilson at |Plottinger Twist|
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And if I didn't tag you, yet you want to answer the bookish questions, go right ahead! Make sure to leave a link to your post in the comments so I can check it out. :D
- Katie Grace

Do you read in a specific place? What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever used for a bookmark?


  1. Those are some amazing bookmarks! Personally I just read wherever I happen to be. Unless it's a car. Alas, I happen to be one of that population who can't read while on the move, which is most frustrating. I'm always losing my bookmarks, so I use quite a variety of things when in a hurry. I've used my iPod, pens, erasers, random piece of jewellery, and even a set of keys once. My bookmark habits are truly terrible.

    1. Ah. :/ I can imagine that would be difficult.
      Terrible bookmark habits for the win! *high-fives* It makes things more interesting, for sure. :p

  2. I think I suffer from BOD, too, but I still take risks and eat because food is way too good to give up. The oddest thing I've ever used as a bookmark was a banana. So yea. Further proof of my undying love for food. Thanks for nominating me!

    1. Ah, yes. Food is awesome. I can heartily agree with that. xP
      You are welcome!

  3. I read mostly on my bed, whether it be during the day or before bed. Actually once I would read more than two books at a time, then reading one at a time became a rule, but now I've decided to settle on two at a time. I've finished only six books so far this year, and I want to get ahead. Also there is nothing worst than half-accidentally scanning over the next page and seeing what happens. *hides face* The tensest parts of books have been spoiled that way for me. As for bookmarks, I can't be sure, but I've used all sorts of oddments. I might have even used my ear buds once, but I can't be sure. xD I have a lovely dolphin one with a yellow ribbon and a Hobbit-themed one which are used as a rule.
    Oh, and thanks for leaving the link to Jaye L. Knight's store. She has some lovely things, and I've been looking for nice little gifts for my friends and penpals. =)

    1. I haven't read too many more books than you have... I think I'm at nine, which isn't great.
      Ooh, I have a Hobbit-themed bookmark as well!
      You are welcome! I get so many of my friends' gifts there. She has an awesome collection of different jewelry pieces. :D

  4. Thanks for tagging me! :) I'll get to this as soon as I can. I think we're a little bit different—I take a little more smash-and-bash approach to my books, although I only start annotating if I have to take notes for a class. Eating while reading is another of my great joys. Also, I eat while I read with books, and I always fail to restrain myself when I really, really want to read something. I can be up until two, maybe, and just die of book forever.

    So, basically, it means I have a bashed up, greasy, bent, and battered library, not to mention a tired reader... But I wouldn't have it any other way!

    1. You are welcome! :)
      Yeah, a lot of times I read more than I should and it gets late pretty quickly. But I've always been careful with my books, and don't see that changing anytime soon. xD


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