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Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Tag!


The ever so lovely Amber over at Grown Up Fan Girl tagged us in her Reading Habits post! This is typically done via YouTube and was started by BethJune327. The video, and her channel, can be accessed here!

A and I have answered these questions and are excited for you to take a read!

 

Question #1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Ashley: When I used to live at home with my parents I loved reading outside in the spring and summer. There is just something about being outdoors and enjoying a good book that would calm and relax me. Now that I live in a apartment, the space is super limited. I read outside sometimes, but with a highway outside my balcony it just isn't the same. So, I find comfort in reading on the couch or in my bed curled up with a warm blanket and a good cup of tea/coffee.

Christie: I love reading on the couch, or in bed. Although on the couch my puppy jumps on me and tries to eat my book. And in bed I tend to start falling alseep. There is no winning! Someday I will have a library room to read. One that looks like what Belle had in Beauty and the Beast. ;)
    
Question #2: Bookmark or a random piece of paper?

Ashley: I use whatever I can find to mark my place in a book! I prefer a nice bookmark, I've even been known to spend a pretty penny on one, however I usually either use a receipt, fold the corner of the page or any piece of paper that I can find. 

Christie: I'm with A. Whatever is around to use for a bookmark is good for me. But I will say that I always browse the bookmarks at the book store. One of these days I will bite the bullet and buy one.

 
Question #3: Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chapter, part, ect.?

Ashley: If I'm extremely interested in a book I have to wait until I'm on the next chapter before I put the book down and enter the real world. If it is a book I'm not so interested in, I can stop mid-way through a chapter if need be. 

Christie: I like to stop reading at the end of a chapter, but only because my bookmarks tend to be less than reliable. Like A, if it is a book I am not very interested in then I can stop at any point.

Question #4: Do you eat or drink while reading?

Ashley: I usually don't find myself eating unless I make a tea and perhaps there are some cookies lying around the house, lol! My favourite thing is to read a book curled up by a window with a nice hot beverage. I can't wait for winter and snowy nights.

Christie: I love to read with a tea in my hand! Preferably an English Breakfast tea from Tim Hortons. :)
Question #5: Can you read while listening to music/watching TV?

Ashley: I really need complete silence. The only time I was able to listen to music while reading was in school and the reading was usually dense. The music also helped me remember and recall what I actually had read when writing a paper or writing an exam. Now I can't have any distractions. My mother on the other hand could have the t.v. on, iPod in, and still be able to focus completely on the pages she was reading. 

Christie: I go back and forth. Somedays I can read with the TV blaring, or my boyfriend playing video games, but others I need complete silence. It really depends on my mood and the book I am reading.

    
Question #6: One book at a time, or several at once?

Ashley: I've been known to start many books at once. This is only when I can't seem to get into a book - I always start another one. I have many half read books on my book shelf. One day I'll finish them...maybe.

Christie: One book at a time. I don't like to read around.

    
Question #7: Reading at home or everywhere?

Ashley: I always have a book on me. You never know when an oporturne moment to immerse yourself back into the fantasy of the book you are reading. I can read anywhere.

Christie: I can read most places, except in moving vehicles. It's kind of horrible. It makes for very long road trips. I will say though that I do try to bring a book with me wherever I go. Sometimes my cubicle at work makes for a cozy reading spot.

Question #8: Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Ashley: As embarrassing as this could be for some, when I was in my Jane Austen Literature class I use to read out loud in my room and in a British accent. I'm not sure why. Maybe I felt at the time it made it a more authentic experience, or something :) . Unless I'm reading to another I like to keep the words in my head.

Christie: I love Ashley's response! She would so do that. :) As for me, I read silently in my head. I don't have A's knack for accents.


Question #9: Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Ashley: I've never skipped actual pages but I have skipped paragraphs. Which is fantastic during the moment because now you've made it that much closer to the end. However, it is awful when having a conversation with a fellow literature lover and they start discussing the exact paragraph you so wittingly - at the time- skipped. 

Christie: I skip NOTHING. It feels wrong to me. It might be a strange obsessive compulsive thing but I will often re-read entire paragraphs to make sure that I didn't miss anything. This makes me a SLOWWWWW reader.

    
Question #10: Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Ashley: The reason I LOVE hardcover is that it still looks new when you are finished reading. My paper back books are ruined. 

Christie: Keeping it new is always best for me. I like the look of a pristine hardcover book. However, like A my paperbacks are another story. There is a copy of the City of Bones on my shelf that looks very sad.


Question #11: Do you write in books?

Ashley: I never write in books. I highlight for school but never put pen to paper.

Christie: I only write in books if they are for educational purposes. All of the ones I have for my personal pleasure are pen free. 

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We tag:

Tynga's Reviews

Midnight Bloom Reads


All you have to do is answer these questions, link back to the original video, and tag blog friends of your own.

Thanks, Grown Up Fan Girl!


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