Reading Habits TAG!

In typical Lori fashion, I've tagged myself to do this post. You cannot stop me! Readers tend to have VERY strong opinions about all things bookish, so I thought this would be a great one to do... so like, you all can potentially hate me for my bookish habits. You're welcome!

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

My go-to spot is probably the couch. A hot bubble bath is also a great reading spot. If I'm at my parent's, it's outside with Stella's companionship. I can't read in bed, my arms fall asleep too fast...

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I have some SUPER cute bookmarks. However, I typically just close my phone in my book to mark my spot. You can see where my priorities lie.

Maybe I should get a friend so my phone bill is worthwhile...

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

You've... you've seen my Instagram name, right?

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Almost always. I particularly love reading with a cozy hot drink. When it's nice out, I'll make iced tea and sit on a blanket in the yard. Stella will always come outside with me and try to sit on my book.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I've never tried either. I'm all about just experiencing the books.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

On average, I'm making my way through about four books at a time. I never mean to, it just happens. Though, there is typically one book that's my main book for the moment. The others are more or less on deck.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Absolutely everywhere. I don't leave the house without a book, even if I'm 100% sure I won't have time to read. I have a rule when I buy a new purse: If it can't fit Les Miserables, I won't buy it!

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Fun fact: Lori cannot read aloud to save her life. Reason #384 why I left music teacher school. I must always read silently, or smoke might start coming out my ears.

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I mean... we've all had that book that just needs. to. end. Maybe I've... erm... helped a book along to it's ending once or twice...

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I would never in my life pull a Bane and intentionally break a book's spine.

...but I have books with cracked spines because of countless rereads and love.

11. Do you write in your books?

I actually wrote a very detailed post about this very topic.

12. When do you find yourself reading? Morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you get the chance or all the time?

I will read any time of day. If I don't have the time to sit down and read, I am likely listening to an audio book. I do a lot of driving, so audio books fill in the time I can't read with my eyes.

13. What is your best setting to read in?

I'll read anywhere, no problem. I can tune out conversations, screaming matches, fist fights, Apache attack helicopters, and nuclear explosions. I guess, ideally I'm cozied up on the couch with an animal friend, but I'm content anywhere.

14. What do you do first – Read or Watch?

I almost always read first. You're lucky if I EVER watch an adaptation, let alone before I read the book.

15. What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book?

Physical books. Always.

16. Do you have a unique habit when you read?

If a character is eating or drinking in the book, I get the BIGGEST craving for that specific thing. It won't go away until I eventually make myself the food/drink. I have zero compulsion control.

At the start of a new chapter, I count how many pages until the next chapter, and tuck my pinky between the pages at the next chapter mark. If the book is particularly absorbing, I'll forget to do this, but I almost always do it.

17. Do book series have to match?

Yes, but because I often buy books used, I struggle to make this happen. My BIGGEST petpeeve is when a novella is bigger than the rest of the series. (I'm looking at you, Lunar Chronicles!) The series can be hardcover and the novella can be paperback, but not the other way around. It just hurts me. The novella isn't the main story and therefore shouldn't be a bigger book on my shelf.

I always hate cover changes midway through, but I especially hate cover changes that are only SLIGHTLY different than the original. Like, what was the point of this madness!?

As always, thanks for visiting! I'd like to tag Karo from WyrdGurls, Heather from Random Redhead Ramblings, Anne from Books of My Heart, AJ from Read All the Things, Ruby from Ruby's Books, and ShellyRae from Book'd Out. I also tag anyone and everyone who has read this and wants to join the tag! Please link yours below for me to check out!