Do you have a specific place for reading?
No. I’m willing to read anywhere, because if I didn’t, then I wouldn’t get anything read.
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Seriously, whatever is in arm’s reach is fine with me. I’m not against flipping a book upside down on the page I was on, and I use limbs and ducks and toilet paper, WHATEVER to keep track of where I am.
Unlike my best friend and my father, I cannot remember where I was.
Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?
Ha, I’d better be able to stop anywhere in a book. I go to high school, which means that I have passing periods, notes to take, and people to talk to—I read around my work, and not the other way around.
Music or TV while reading?
I can, but I don’t usually. Lyricless music is sometimes helpful for setting the mood, but more often than not I prefer to just read undistracted.
Do you eat or drink while reading?
You could probably feed a person in Africa with the crumbs tucked into the crevasses of my books. Just kidding. I tend to pull out crumbs, but you can tell from the grease stains that I’m all into the snacking and reading.
One book at a time or several?
Several. Maybe it’s good, maybe it’s bad, but it’s just the way I roll.
Reading at home or elsewhere?
Both! I mean, ideally at home, but I don’t mind reading everywhere.
Read out loud or silently?
Silently, obviously. Do you people do this? How do you hear yourself have feels?
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I read ahead, but I’d never skip a page. Unless it’s the introduction. The thing about introductions is that they are so dang USELESS.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Break the spine. Break the spine. Break the spine. Okay, no. Wear it out at a natural pace from reading it again and again.
Do you write in your books?
Only for school, and on rare occasions. They’re made of paper for a reason, folks.
There you go! A little insight into my readerly life, and now I’d like a little insight into yours.