Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Reading Tag!

I know it wasn't long ago that I posted the Goodreads tag, but you guys should know that I'm all about the reading! I've been thinking about including a bit more bookish content over on this slice of the internet, so do let me know if that's something anyone would be interested in! I saw the reading tag on a blog and fancied doing it myself, and then the lovely Leona tagged me in it - fate, I tells ya - so, let's delve right in...

Do you have a certain place for reading at home?
I like curling in on the couch to read, although sometimes I read in bed. I like to switch it up a bit as that means I'm unpredictable, and people like that sort of thing.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I have been using Joe's bookmark, but I think he stole it back from me when I was between books, so now I'm using half a leaflet from the local council. It's about cycling. I really want a fancy bookmark, but I just never seem to remember that I need one when I'm in an actual book store.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?
That last one is weird, do people just read 20 pages? That sounds weird. Weird, I tell you. I try my best to read a full chapter, as I like to stop when the writer intended me to, but I am having such a hard time reading at the moment. My current book is so difficult to grasp at times, so I've been re-reading sections and the end of the chapter just seems so far away...

Do you eat or drink when reading?
Erm, I don't really make a note of it? I usually always have a glass of water or cup of tea on the go. Never food though, as I find it too distracting haha! So much for multi-tasking, ey?

One book at a time or several at once?
I read my books like I date my men. 

Reading at home or everywhere?
I do most of my reading at home, I think, but I love reading on the train. I can't read on the bus as I worry I'll miss my stop, but reading on the train is my jam. I don't think I've ever gone to a coffee shop and just read a book though, I'm convinced that it isn't really a 'thing' and I'll get kicked out for taking up space. 

Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently. I sometimes say a bit out loud if I've really enjoyed it, which can be a bit awkward if I'm not alone or on a packed train.

Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?
I'm terrible for this. I'll be reading a tremendous book, and need to know how it ends, but when I look I always hate myself for it. I can't just let a good thing happen. I'm a monster. 

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
I think I keep it new? I'm not entirely sure. My let my mam read one of my books before me once - I was in the middle of another book - and she would keep the book open overnight. It was pretty awful. After that, I try not to let anyone touch my books if I can help it.

Do you ever write in books?
I think the last time I did, it was for A Level English Lit, and I used pencils, or post-it notes where possible. 

What are you currently reading?
The never-ending, 'A Girl is a Half-formed Thing' by Eimear McBride. 

So, that was the reading tag! I tag you all to do this, as it's good fun, and thanks again to Leona for tagging me in it! Make sure you check out her blog while you're at it :)

Chelsea xo


  1. If you buy books from The Book Depository they through in random bookmarks with your order sometimes. What a life saver. Love your answers Chelsea. Have you got your book swap book yet?
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  2. Ooh that's cool, I'll have to order through them the next time I go on a book-buying spree! Yes I did, I meant to tweet about it but I think it saved in my drafts instead :/ so glad you set up the book swap, sign me up for the next one ;) x


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