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?
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.
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 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!