Mar 9, 2015

The Book Lovers Questionnaire

I have been tagged by Alea Harper over at her blog Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings.
Thank you Alea!

Do you have a specific place for reading?

No, not really. I read anywhere there is a quiet, comfortable nook. There is one exemption though, the woods. I will not read in the woods, I'd be to busy fantasizing about all those little bugs crawling all over me *shivers*. 

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I have a small bag of homemade and store bought bookmarks in a drawer waiting to serve me, but do I use them? Of course not, that would be considered normal! Instead, I use many different objects lying around the house, necklaces, bracelets, toilet paper(yes), scraps of paper, fingernail files etc, etc.

Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?

If I 'm being carried away in a good book I would be loath to leave it at any time other than its end *grin*, but when duty calls it is fine with me if I end on a sentence.

Music or TV while reading? 

Music, sweet music! I don't mind listening to my radio station while I read, it provides mood music.
One time I kept replaying this certain song as I read a book. I just liked how it went with the novel.
( Mary Did You Know to The Princess Spy. Crazy strange combo, right?) 
TV and reading? Not a hope. The visuals distract me to much.

Do you eat or drink while reading? 

Oh yeah, all the time, (not really all the time). (Hand to heart) I promise though, I am very careful, we are talking about books here after all. 
Food/gum is a huge help in keeping my mouth diverted from my fingernails when I am reading through those intense scenes in the novel. 

One book at a time or several? 

If it is a good book then I won't be reading anything else until it is done. If I run into a slow or long,(but still interesting) book I might be caught mosey my way through a couple books at a time. 

Reading at home or elsewhere?

I will read anywhere except the woods and when I am suppose to be socializing. 

Read out loud or silently?

On occasion I will read aloud for the benefit of others ,which is fun, but I prefer to read silently. It's faster that way and I don't strain my throat, lol.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Me? I do everything. I read straight through, I skip over dull sections or to get to different POVs in a multiple POV novel, and I jump to the last pages to see how it ends. I'm bad.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Broken or unbroken, hmm. Most of my books are of clean limb and spine, only a few, around four, are broken. I like my books to be in good repair and new looking, but if  I see the broken spine of a well read, well loved book I don't have a heart attack.

Do you write in your books?

I would not write in my books in a million years. Unless, of course, I needed to send a super secret message through a book to a worthy cause. I enjoy reading the margins that others left behind, but I don't think I could leave my own. I hesitate even to highlight my Bible.  


Thanks for reading.
I tag:

Mickayla at
Athelas at
Faithsong at
Aidyl at

And anyone else who would like to be tagged.



  1. When I was little I used to go into the woods and read in a fort my sister and I built, but now I'd rather curl up inside on a couch. I've grown to be less of an outside person, but I'm fine with doing activities inside. xD
    And I'm super excited to have you in our cabin for Camp NaNoWriMo! We have an epic cabin. :)

  2. A fort? That is awesome! I wished we could have had a fort when I was younger. Don't think I'd mind one now either :). Thank you for inviting me in the Camp N cabin, I am excited to!

  3. Hello, there, Jessica! I'm in the same Camp NaNo cabin as you, and I'm not certain if I'd bumped into you there yet, so hello! And by the way, I can empathize with you for using toilet paper for a bookmark. *Sheepish grin.* :-P