Book Lovers’ Tag… (followed by very exciting book news)

Here’s a fun Q&A idea I saw recently on Shelley Wilson’s blog.
Below are my reading habits, good ones, bad ones, and downright ugly ones. What are yours?

Do you have a specific place for reading?
In trains, in bed, on the sofa, on the balcony with a nice glass of chilled white wine, and my feet up (summer only).

Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
I mostly read on kindle now, but when I do have a ‘real’ book, I use a bookmark of some kind. This could be a proper bookmark, or something that comes to hand, like a coaster or a pen.

Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of a chapter?
I usually read to the end of a section break, though I’ve been known to fall asleep in the middle of just anywhere.

Do you eat or drink while reading?
In trains and on sofas and balconies, yes. Coffee, biscuits, wine, crisps, sometimes lunch.

Music or TV while reading?
Heck, no. Unless someone else puts it on. Quietly.

One book at a time or several?
I used to have about four on the go, but that was back in the day, before I was a published writer – I had so much more TIME to read then.

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
I don’t mind, but it has to be quietish.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
A book is there to be read – if breaking the spine is the only way to make it a comfortable experience, then I break the spine without batting an eyelash. Exceptions: my own books. There are limits…

Read out loud or silently?
The only books I read out loud nowadays are the ones I’m writing, when I’m trying to work out what sounds best, and occasionally I read at book events. I used to read to my children when they were small – I loved doing that.

Do you write in your books?
Very rarely, but if I ever had to for some reason, I would. Possible exceptions: My own books. ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
If I find myself skipping bits it’s usually a sign I’m not enjoying the book, and then I stop reading it. Reading time is too precious to spend on something I’m not enjoying. But – I never read the ending first.

The End. If anyone fancies doing this too, consider yourself tagged!

Book News: I’m delighted to have signed another contract with Bloodhound Books. Death Wish will be out later this year, and I’ll be able to share the cover image with you soon. Watch this space!

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22 Responses to Book Lovers’ Tag… (followed by very exciting book news)

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Well done with the new book, Linda. I wish I knew where you find the time for all this writing, I’m obviously looking in all the wrong places!

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  2. Reading in bed is heaven – with chocolate is even better and yes, I do break the spine!

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  3. MarinaSofia says:

    You sound a bit like me with your reading habits…
    And congratulations, hip hip hurray!

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  4. evie gaughan says:

    Congrats Linda, that’s brilliant news ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Yippee! So awesome on the book deal. You totally deserve it, too. Cheers, congrats and big hugs.

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  6. That moment when, years later, you decide to re read a book…you pull it off the shelf and it has those tell tale wavy yellow pages, so you know you must have enjoyed it so much you couldn’t put it down even when you were in the bath. Bliss…

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  7. Your reading habits sound very like mine, Linda ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulations on your book news! Fab!

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  8. Georgia Rose says:

    I do like this post and will do it myself, at some point. Huge congrats too on the book deal. You must be getting on well with them then, I noticed they are very local to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. A great post, Linda. Your reading habits sound like mine. I too don’t get the chance to read as much as I used to. Congratulations on the new contract. ๐Ÿ™‚

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