I figured since you all know next to nothing about me, why don't I share my reading habits with you? Nobody tagged me but then that's my case for all the tags so let's just storm on ahead. If you've done the tag already then you can leave a link to that post in the comments because I'd love to check out your answers!
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Usually in my bed which is why my sidetable looks like a cluttered unholy mess. Will Herondale would probably cry blood if he ever saw this so I better clean it up and put these books on the shelves where they belong...
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Bookmarks. All the bookmarks. And by bookmarks I mean printed freebies collected from artsy blogs over the years and stuck to the backs of cereal box cardboard. No one will ever know the truth...unless they turn the bookmark around...
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter / a certain amount of pages?
I can't stop in the middle of nowhere or I'll have only have a vague memory of what happened before. Stopping at the start of a new chapter gives closure.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
A lot. I bring books with me down to my lonely dawn breakfasts, lunches at college, dinners with my family (sorry, Mom!). I especially have tea or ice cream or chocolates with me when it's not meal time but I still want to snack while reading. The more anxious I am for the characters, the greater the chance that I'm eating something.
5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading?
I just cannot focus on 2 things at once while reading, which is why audiobooks are not for me. Even faint classical music gets me distracted or pulls me out of the story if it clashes with the words. Pro Tip: Shadowhunters fighting demons does not fit well with Bach.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
Several at once. If one book gets pretty boring, then I always exchange it for another one and get back to the first one later. Juggling books is the secret to why I take forever to finish books.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Preferably, at home in peace but I don't have trouble reading in the bus. (Except for the fact that I'm really hyper-aware of the people staring at me.)
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently but if the book is dragging, I read aloud to focus more on the words.
9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Never! But I do skim if I'm debating whether or not to DNF a book.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Nothing good comes from breaking spines. All you end up with is loose pages.
11. Do you write in your books?
Sometimes but usually I'm too lazy or caught up in the story to do so.
12. Who do you tag?
Everyone! But especially Gee @ TeaAndBookReviews ~
So, what reading habits do you guys have? What do you think of my bookish photos too? They're all from my bookstagram, which is where I first started sharing my love for books online :") P.S. Ramadan Kareem to all you Muslim bloggers out there. (sorry I put pictures of food even though we start fasting from today eep! I did not intend to torture!)