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How do you read?

on September 24, 2012

I found a list of questions sitting in my drafts in my email as I was clearing out clutter and decided to jot them down here. Please feel free to join in and do a blog post on how you read. I think it would be interesting to share!


How do you organize your books?

Hmm, I normally organise books by author, then theme. I have a shelf of cookery books, a shelf of Calvin and Hobbes (my MOST favorite), a shelf of Pilates and Massage books and a shelf of fiction. I then have a stack of books next to my bed which are currently in process, TBR, read and library books.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

I like both. Some of my favourite books have been series, which is great because you get longer with characters that you really like. And stand alone books are also great, but what I really dislike is when I discover an awesome book only to discover that it is the only book by them and they haven’t written any others! Or when you start reading a series and then have to wait for each book to come out, I would rather wait and then read them all in a row.

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

I can read anytime of day or night;-) but usually end up reading at night time before bed, sometimes until late at night, which is not condusive to joyful moods in the morning… and normally in bed. I do, however, love having a hot bubble bath and reading till the water needs topping up, again(and again). I also read in the car, or queue’s while waiting.

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 read more than one at a time, unless the one I am currently reading takes preference and I don’t want to put it down!

What is the last book you bought?

Spud by John van der Ruit

What are you currently reading?

Dragonspell by Donita K Paul

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

I don’t, I know I should, but I don’t.

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

Not usually, but if I do, it would more than likely be chocolate. Any type will do, but Lindt chilli is my favourite reading companion.

and you, how do you read? Leave a link in the comments so we can all have a read:-)

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7 Responses to “How do you read?”

  1. Shayne says:

    Yes, may just have to do a post on this!

    I can only read one book at a time though. x

  2. Julia says:

    I tried reading more than one book at a time but I can’t. I’ve only recently gotten into series-type books. I will do this on my blog tomorrow.

  3. Pamela says:

    I don’t look up words in a normal book, however it is one of the (many) things that I love about the kindle. You just take the cursor to the word and it instantly gives you the meaning. LOVE that function.

    I can also read late into the night if I have found a book I love. I have been know to still be reading when the sun comes up – bad!

    I think I’ll do a blog post as well as this comment is going to get LONG.

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  5. Pamela says:

    I did a blog post answering. 😀

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    My post is up!

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