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My Life in Books and Reading Habits Book Tags

Today I thought I’d do some more book tags! I’m doing two because they’re both short and I figured I’d group them together. 

Here’s the Reading Habits book tag! (I found it on www.bookishandbright.com) 

1: DO YOU HAVE A CERTAIN PLACE AT HOME FOR READING?

I don’t go to a specific place to read, I usually just read in my bed or on the couch. I would love to have a reading nook though. Picture a window seat with burgundy seat cushions and beige pillows that have the Eiffel Tower on them—that’s where I’d like to curl up with a nice cup of coffee and a book. 

2: BOOKMARK OR A RANDOM PIECE OF PAPER?

A bookmark. I only use something random if I bring a book somewhere with me and forget a bookmark, but it’s been years since that’s happened. 

3: CAN YOU STOP READING ANYTIME YOU WANT OR DO YOU HAVE TO STOP AT A CERTAIN PAGE, CHAPTER, PART, ETC.?

I can stop anywhere and it doesn’t bother me but I do like to finish pages or at the very least paragraphs. 

4: DO YOU EAT OR DRINK WHILE READING?

I never eat while reading unless I’m having a snack and can’t put the book down but I do like to read with some coffee.

5: CAN YOU READ WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC/WATCHING TV?

Yes! Nothing bothers me while reading.

6: ONE BOOK AT A TIME, OR SEVERAL AT ONCE?

One at a time. I don’t like the idea of being in the middle of several stories at once. 

7: READING AT HOME OR EVERYWHERE?

Everywhere. At home, in the car and if I have to sit and wait somewhere, you best believe I have a book with me.

8: READING OUT LOUD OR SILENTLY IN YOUR HEAD?

Silently. Does anyone really read a whole book out loud? 

9: DO YOU READ AHEAD OR SKIP PAGES?

No, but sometimes my eyes accidentally jump to the bottom of the page or over the next page where the chapter ends and I read something I shouldn’t and try to forget it while I read the rest of the part I should’ve read first. It happens on its own, I don’t know why!

10: BREAKING THE SPINE OR KEEPING IT NEW?

Keeping it new. I like to keep my books in as good condition as possible.

11: DO YOU WRITE IN BOOKS?

No, again, I like to keep them looking nice. Also, I would never have any need to. If there’s a quote I love or something I have a comment on, I make note of it somewhere else. 

 

Here’s the My Life in Books tag! (found on dreamlandbookblog.wordpress.com )

1. Find a book for each of your initials

  M—Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

  Q—Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

  A—All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it? 

 Number 20 is The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. A great book.

3. Pick a book set in your city/country 

 Conversion by Katherine Howe takes place in Massachusetts but not my city.

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to 

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton takes place in the English countryside and I would love to visit but really I want to live there. I have dreams of being an old lady in the English countryside with a faerie garden but maybe that’s something you didn’t need to know. 

5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color 

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken. The book itself, not just the dust jacket, is purple.

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of? 

The whole Harry Potter series really, but I’ll choose Sorcerer’s Stone because it’s the coziest and started  it all. 

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading? 

Either The Arabian Nights or Le Morte d’Arthur. The stories weren’t compelling and were so repetitive. Also, the translations were not that great. 

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?  

I’ve already read the biggest books on my shelf and the ones that I’d say are a little more daunting so I’m not sure. Is it cheating to say my leather bound Dickens book with five novels in it? 

 

Thanks for reading!

Madison

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  1. I’m the same way! I have to stick to one book at a time and I can’t eat while reading- coffee however, that is a whole different story. Bring on the caffeine! I recently just finished a fabulously refreshing story about an unlikely character, the wife of famed writer Jack London. The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg . Charmian London was a feminist who sacrificed so much for her husbands fame. It was such an interesting read! Political tangles, female empowerment and a tricky love triangle! I found it here, http://www.rebecca-rosenberg.com. Happy reading! Thank you for your wonderful blog, I have enjoyed your posts!

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