How’s your Monday going? Mine was so meh. I went all the way to uni this morning only to find out that my only class for the day was canceled! I hate it when that happens! Why didn’t they tell me earlier? I could’ve slept in! Okay, fine. I’m not the kind of person who wakes up late, even on weekends, but I could’ve done something!
Sorry for the rant… It’s just so annoying because this is not the first time this happened 😦
Anyway, today I’m back with another tag, The Book Lover’s Tag that I’ve been seeing around the blogosphere and it’s not too long so it’s perfect!
Do you have a specific place for reading?
No, I don’t. I usually read whenever I have some spare time, like between classes, waiting for my food to arrive,
when I’m ignoring my friends, before I go to sleep (wait, isn’t that a movie?), sometimes when my lecturer isn’t looking in my direction, and when I’m trying to not do my assignments 🙂
Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?
I have a lot of bookmarks, from my friends, from the Book Depository, free stuff online, and my handmade bookmarks that my sister and I made together. So I always use bookmarks! I think I have a bookmark in all the books I’m currently reading/planning to read 😀
Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of the chapter?
I usually try to stop at the end of the chapter, but sometimes I can’t help it. For example, when my lecturer suddenly looks at me and asks a question, I can’t tell him to wait until I finish chapter 62, so I have to stop at whatever point he interrupted me. Of course, this does NOT happen often. I am a good student who pays attention when lecturers are teaching! But when it does happen, let’s call it a momentary lapse in judgment 😉
Do you eat or drink while reading?
Not really? If I get thirsty I’ll go and get a drink or if I’m hungry I’ll stop reading and eat. 🙂
Music or TV while reading?
NO! I tried it once, it didn’t work out. I ended up reading the same page like 5 times without knowing what actually happened because I was so busy singing along 😦 Same with TV, it just makes me concentrate on the TV rather than the book. Instrumental music combined with the reading just makes me sleepy.
But I don’t mind reading in public even though it’s loud. It’s like my mind can block out the noise and sometimes I don’t even realize when my friends are actually talking to me, not each other haha 😀
One book at a time or several?
Hmm…. I usually read only one book at a time, but sometimes I read two, depending on what book I have with me. Sometimes I forget to bring my current read. Oops?
Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
Anywhere is fine with me. But of course, I prefer my own house because I can do whatever I want! I can move around, laugh out loud, scream in frustration and most importantly, find a comfortable reading position because 9 times out of 10, this happens:
Read out loudly or silently?
Both? Sometimes I like to pretend I’m an actor and read the lines out loud to see if I could get the part 😀
But usually, I read silently. It’s faster that way 🙂
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
…No. Okay, fine! SOMETIMES, I do. But it’s usually when I don’t really like a book and I go to the end to see how much is left and if the ending is worth the effort! I don’t do it with every book, I swear!!
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I try to keep all my books in good condition, but sometimes accidents happen. I don’t really mind, though. Plus, the book usually becomes easier to read?
Speaking of broken spines though, here’s a funny story. I was talking to a few friends the other day and somehow the topic turned to broken spines. I completely forgot that one of my friends was a Med student and she actually meant a broken spine, as in human spine. The first thing that popped into my head was a broken BOOK spine. Okay, I guess it’s not very funny, but still!
Do you write in your books?
Okay, *deep breath*, time for a confession. I don’t write in my books (anymore), but sometimes I do highlight certain phrases/sentences. I’m pretty sure you guys are all shaking your head, thinking ‘how could she do that to a book??? Highlighting? Writing in them?’ I know, I know, unpopular opinion!
I used to write in books when I was younger (LOL, like I’m so old now) because back then, I was still learning English and if I didn’t know what something meant, I’d look it up in the dictionary and write it down in pencil on top of that word. So the next time I read the book, I’d remember. Don’t judge me! English is difficult, okay??
You have so many words that sound the same, sometimes spelled the same way but means completely different things! Don’t believe me? Just ask anyone who doesn’t speak English to pronounce rough, cough, and through.
Or what about read vs read? You read that differently, didn’t you 😀 Here’s a few more:
Allowed vs Aloud
Bare vs Bear
Tale vs Tail
Weather vs Whether
Okay, I’ll stop now.
So that’s all for this tag! I’m not tagging anyone, but if you want to do this tag, feel free to do it! Or you can tell me your answers in the comments, I want to know what they are 😀