Book lover’s tag

I found this little quiz over at Watching the Daisies.

Do you have a specific place for writing?
If I’m writing on my laptop, I’m usually sitting in my recliner armchair with my feet up.  If I’m handwriting, I’m usually at the kitchen table.

Book mark or random pieces of paper?
I actually collect bookmarks, but rarely use them.  If I’m reading a hardcover book, or an old book that’s fragile, I’ll take the time to find and use a bookmark, but with a paperback I usually just fold down the corner of the page.
My favourite bookmarks are the leather ones you can buy at historical sites in the UK.  Loved buying one at each special place we visited!

Can you stop anywhere or must it be at the end of a chapter?
Honestly, I struggle to stop even at the end of chapter, would rather just go until the end of the book, but stopping midway down a page or midway through a chapter would really bug me.

Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
If I’m hungry or thirsty, sure.

Music or TV whilst reading?
Doesn’t matter, I’d tune it out anyway.  🙂  My husband often points out that he’s had a conversation with me and I’ve not heard a word of it.  Oops!

One book at a time or several?
If I’m reading more than one book, it’s usually because one has bored me.  I prefer to read one at a time and finish it before starting the next one.  Sometimes I go back and finish (or try to) the one that bored me, sometimes they never get read.

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
I’ll read anywhere, but my favourite place is curled up in bed.

Read out loud or silently?
Definitely silently.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I’ve been known to skip pages on a re-read, or if a sex scene is overly drawn out, but usually I just read cover to cover.

Break the spine or keep it like new?
How do you read a book and keep it like new?  A book is there to be enjoyed.  Just read it.  This is like people who buy perfume for ‘a special occasion’ and then never wear it.  I don’t get it.  Live in the now, people!  Ha ha!

Do you write in your book?
Only if it’s a non-fiction, like a textbook or cookbook.  I do write inscriptions when I’m gifting books, especially to children.

What books are you reading now?

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Right now I’m re-reading Lori Foster’s Edge of Honor series.  It’s been ages since I read it, and I was talking to my mum about it as she’s just started it, and it inspired me to re-read it.  I’ve read When You Dare, and now I’m reading Trace of Fever and listening to Savor The Danger on Audible.  I’m looking forward to reading A Perfect Storm again.

Favourite childhood book?
Product Details Um…  I’m not sure.  I don’t really remember much about the books I read as a kid.  I read all the time, so it was rare for a book to stand out.  The first books to really stay in my memory were Anne McCaffrey’s Brainship series and her Talent series.  Man, it’s been a long time since I read those books.  I was thinking of them recently, actually.  I must re-read Pegasus in Flight.  I loved that book.

All time favourite book?
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It’s impossible to pick one, of course, but the book I’ve re-read the most is Morganna by Jackie Ivie.  In recent times, I’ve fallen in love with A Restored Man by Jaime Reese.

Nominating some others to complete this quiz (if they haven’t done so already):
Rachel Peck
Jessica Cauthon
Parichita Singh
Angela at Books and Opinions
Reb Kreyling
Christina Weaver

Author: Elle

Hi, I'm Elle. I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm a moderator at Writing.com, the mother of two gifted children, the wife of a Twitch gaming streamer and the Queen of Unfinished Projects. I've been reading since I was 4 years old, writing poems (badly) since 1994, blogging since 2001 and I started studying photography in 2010. This blog will contain poems, short stories, photos, book reviews and my thoughts on a variety of topics. Hope you enjoy it.

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