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Reading habits

I thought I would join in the blog meme having seen a few folk on twitter @joeyanne, @sarahgb

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& @WoodsieGirl take part

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack?

Not usually as I do most my reading on the train commute to work, but if I do get the chance its generally crisps.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

When I was studying I used to write in my books but only in pencil and only in my own copy, never a library copy. I remember when young enjoying reading my older sister’s copy of Romeo & Juliet covered in her scrawl which I loved to try and decipher, I thought it added character. Nowadays I might write in the inside cover of a book if it’s a present.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?

I generally use a scrap of paper or old rail ticket as a bookmark but never dog-ears. If I can’t find a bookmark I try and remember the page number, although that rarely ever works as I always forget and spend ages skimming through trying to remember where I last left it.

Fiction, Non-fiction or both?

It tends be both owing to reading more work related stuff and I having a keen interest in cookery books, but generally I read more fiction.

Hard copy or audiobooks?

Hard copy, although have started to read ebooks on my iphone Рfound it really useful when staying in a room without a bedside light and a sleeping baby. As for audio books only when in the car, we had a great trip to Scotland one year listening to Northern Lights  and often staying in the car having arrived at our destination so we carry on listening to the story

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point?

I prefer to stop at the end of the chapter but it doesn’t bother me too much if I have to put it down at any point.

If you come across an unfamiliar work, do you stop to look it up right away?

No and the type of books I read means this doesn’t really happen very often!

What are you currently reading?

Am reading ‘The Peacock Emporium’ by Jojo Moyes as I went to the library last week and got a stash of light reads for my commute. I am also reading ‘Sea of Poppies’ by Amitav Ghosh.

What is the last book you bought?

Designer Doodles from Amazon

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?

I generally like to have a few books on the go so I can read whatever suits my mood

Do you have a favourite time of day and/or place to read?

I used to enjoy reading in bed but nowadays with a little boy to look after I don’t get the chance, so I tend to do most my reading on the train to and from work.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

I like series books especially having started reading more teen fiction.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?

I have recommended the ‘Time Travellers Wife’ to a lot of people and the Jasper Fforde series. If there is a book I have really enjoyed they tend to get bought as presents for friends and family.

How do you organise your books? (By genre, title, authors last name etc)?

We are renting at the moment and haven’t unpacked our books, the few we have unpacked however are not organised at all. Generally the fiction is organised in alphabetical order by authors last name and the non fiction by genre.

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