Reading Habits quiz

— feeling big smile
Where's My Cow? - Terry Pratchett, Melvyn Grant

1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading? Mostly in my bed, occasionally in an old office chair in my kitchen, which can recline. I also like sitting outside on seats in our tiny garden with proper tea in a teapot, a pretty tea cup, sugar pot and milk in a jug with a huge floppy hat, a book and my knitting during the rare sunny Irish summer days.


2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? Beside my bed there is an old tall biscuit tin full of bookmarks, some of which are overloved and almost soft from use with creases and delamination. However I've also been known to use almost any scrap of paper.  The dispatch slips in library books folded over are very popular.  Some of the bookmarks are purely ornamental as some of them are very pretty but eat books.


3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages? I prefer to stop at a chapter end but if I'm falling asleep I often will just stop. Terry Pratchett cured me of the habit of always finishing at the end of a chapter.


4. Do you eat or drink while read? Not in bed, I often read during my lunch, I also like to make a special occasion out of reading sometimes.



5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading? Sometimes I read through programs my husband is interested in, I like music, particularly instrumental while I'm reading.  I also often knit while reading.


6. One book at a time or several at once? I always have several books on the go, sometimes I have to be very disciplined with myself and finish up (or sometimes decide that I'm abandoning one)


7. Reading at home or everywhere? I read almost everywhere. I sometimes have to remind myself that reading at parties is considered antisocial.


8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?  Mostly silently, but occasionally funny pieces have to be read aloud to someone, especially my husband.  This is how he can quote Pratchett without having read anything beyond Where's my cow and seeing the made for tv mini-series.


9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages? Reading ahead and skipping pages are, I've discovered signs I'm not enjoying the story and that the author has broken my suspension of disbelief.


10. Barking the spine or keeping it like new? I often try to keep them like new but sometimes when I'm knitting in the sun knitting and reading a book needs weights to keep it down.  This doesn't always help keep the spine in pristine condition.


11. Do you write in your books?  Rarely, I really should sometimes, note date read etc but I do try to have a notebook with me when I'm reading to take notes when I need to and often books end up with a lot of small postits dotted around.  Particularly reference books.  I've also been trying to note patterns I want to knit in books.