Tuesday, July 28, 2020

How I Read Book Tag

Copied this from The Once Lost Wanderer.

Do you have a certain place at home for reading? 

My favorite place to read is outside on the patio either early in the morning, which rarely happens, or early in the evening, when the sun is going down and it is still light outside. I do read in my living room, if I have to be in the house, in my husband's comfy recliner.

Can you stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or certain number of pages?

I have to stop at chapter breaks or natural paragraph breaks, if they are too long. 

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmarks. I have way too many from years of visiting the library.

Multitasking: music or TV while reading?

Nothing. It needs to be quiet, although nature sounds are permitted. But I have found that epic soundtracks make the best background music. It really enhances the emotion of a good story.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

I love to eat while I read, but it is not often that I do. It is usually popcorn w/ coconut oil, Himalayan salt, and nutritional yeast. Yum. And I finish it long before I finish my chapters.

I had to bring a book with me to the Huntington Gardens!

Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere. I never leave home without a book, even if I never get to read. I read while driving (as a passenger) in the car, waiting in the car at the dance studio, dentist or doctor's office, etc. I've even brought a book to a kid's birthday party. (Probably was borderline rude, but it was family.)

One book at a time or several at once?

Several at once because I have different moods, and moods call for different stories.

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head; however, I've also read out loud in order to act out the drama or pronounce Russian names. It is just more fun that way. But it is not often. 

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

No reading ahead, but I have skipped ahead when things get redundant and boring. Then I'm just speed reading.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I don't mean to break the spine.

The messes I make in my books!

Do you write in your books?

OK, yes! Every book I have ever read has been defaced; but I have decided that I don't want to do that anymore, and I am now going to try the sticky note method. I love having that immediate conversation with the author or character directly in my books, but I equally hate marking them. So I am only just beginning this new method. Wish me luck trying to break this controversial habit. 

Whom do you tag?

Well, I'll leave that up to anyone else who wants to participate. 


  1. Hi Ruth,
    Okay, I've posted my answers to this tag on my blog. Thanks, I liked this one for some reason. One question - Is your toenails also color coordinated with your fingernails and outfit in the Huntington Garden's photos? :) Very chic!!! :)


    1. LOL! I doubt they were. I know I did not paint my nails to match my clothes. Must have been coincidental bc once I paint my nails, they stay that color for weeks!

  2. That popcorn sounds delish! I'm also a mood reader, sometimes to my own frustration. (The more "moody" I am, the more books on my nightstand. :))

    1. I hear ya! Guess that explains why I have so many books on mine, too.

  3. Bravo...I enjoyed reading your answers.