I quite like bookish tags.
And by ‘quite like‘ I mean I love them. So, without further ado, here is a bookish tag about bookish things. (Feel free to answer these questions on your own blog – I’ve left them at the bottom of this post, and linked The Book Jazz original video.)
DO YOU HAVE A CERTAIN PLACE AT HOME FOR READING?
This way, when a book breaks my heart I can just roll over and lose myself in pillows, blankets and cat cuddles for a little while…
But I also like couches quite a bit and (wait for it) aeroplanes!
I did a lot of travelling growing up (I’m still growing up, and still travel a ton – but you know what I mean) and overtime it became a tradition of sorts that I’d buy a book or two (or five) at the airport for the flight.
BOOKMARK OR RANDOM PIECE OF PAPER?
I’d like to say bookmark (because I have about a million) but the truth is: more often or not, I use a random piece of paper or, just remember what page I’m on.
CAN YOU JUST STOP READING OR, DO YOU HAVE TO STOP AFTER A CHAPTER/CERTAIN NUMBERS OF PAGES?
I can never ‘just’ anything.
I ALWAYS have to end at the bottom of the page so that when I return there’s a brand new one waiting for me. Like, if there is a comma right at the bottom of a page and the thought ends on the next one – guess who’s reading that page too? (Me. In case you were wondering.)
DO YOU EAT OR DRINK WHILE READING?
Drink? Yes. Tea (give me all the tea, all the time!!)
HOW IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION? WHO EATS AND READS?
WHAT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A FALLING CRUMBS LANDING ON YOUR BOOK AND BRANDING THE PAGES FOREVER?
I could go on about this (I won’t). The answer is no, to eating. I don’t eat while reading, ever.
MUSIC OR TV WHILE READING?
Fact: I barely watch TV. But when I do, I like to be completely focused on what I’m watching. It’s the same with reading, really. I like staying immersed in the story.
Music however, never really distracts me. It kind of becomes a background noise (??) so I don’t mind if music is on but I won’t purposefully listen – unless both my brothers are running through the house and yelling at the top of their lungs then, I mean, bring on the music to block them out by all means.
ONE BOOK AT A TIME OR, SEVERAL AT ONCE?
I used to be really strict about this (like with eating while reading) and believed that reading more than one book at a time was simply unacceptable…But then I became a reviewer for publishing houses and a proof-reader for authors and suddenly I was reading up to four books AT THE SAME TIME. I tried (desperately) to stop but gave after many failed attempts – now I just deal with the fact that I’ll always have a million books on the go.
READING AT HOME OR EVERYWHERE?
I always have a book with me, if that’s anything to go by. I hardly read when I’m away from home but that’s only because when I leave the house I have a game plan. I’m on a mission to do certain things and try getting them all done as quickly as possible.
DO YOU READ AHEAD OR SKIP PAGES?
I have peeked – BUT ONLY ONCE, I SWEAR. I was reading a book (no spoilers I promise) and the main character was DYING.
I WAS ALL LIKE, WHAT? NO! THIS CAN’T HAPPEN and I stopped reading. When I went back, the following day, I…may have opened the novel about 100 pages ahead from where I was and…may have seen that she was still alive. Okay – fine, I downright looked because come on, I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO DIE and panicked. (Just so you know, she ended up dying anyway needless to say, I won’t peek again. #Karma)
BREAK THE SPINE OR KEEP IT NEW?
KEEP IT NEW. I deeply despise cracking of spines and I don’t care what you say about ‘loving books’ if you love someone you’re not going to break their spine – are you? No you aren’t (!) because you’ll be sent to jail. Beyond that though you don’t want to hurt the person you love. I’m exactly the same; I don’t want to hurt books.
DO YOU WRITE IN YOUR BOOKS?
Well…I mean, I don’t usually write in books. I prefer not to but when I read books for school the reading rules go out of the window. Not because I don’t like the books schools make us read but rather, I WANT TO PASS AND GET GOOD GRADES
Here are the questions for the The Book Jazz‘ tag:
If you’d like to do the tag all you have to do is answer the following: Do you have a certain place at home for reading? | Where do you like to read? | Bookmark or random piece of paper? | Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter / certain amount of pages? | Do you eat or drink while reading? | Music or TV while reading? | One book at a time or several at once? | Reading at home or everywhere? | Reading aloud or silently in your head? | Do you read ahead or skip pages? | Break the spine or keep it like new? | Do you write in your books? | Who do you tag?