Robbie Cheadle, author, reader, mother, teacher, and blogger at Robbie’s Inspiration, tagged me in this Book Lover’s Tag Tour. You can read Robbie’s answers to the Book Lover’s Tag post here: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/book-lovers-tag-for-lovers-of-reading/.
As an avid reader, I just had to participate. Thank you for inviting me, Robbie!
Do you have a specific place for writing?
I mainly write on my computer in the computer room. as I am usually alone during the day and I tend to stay up late at night, I get a good bit of quality thinking / creative time.
Book mark or random pieces of paper?
I use scraps of paper and book marks, and many times envelopes. I realize I am hungry, thirsty or need to take Beau out for a potty break after hours of devouring books and grab up the first thing I find to mark my spot.
Can you stop anywhere or must it be at the end of a chapter?
I can stop anywhere. If I am invested in the story, I can pick right back up. If I decide to write or interact with the family, I might have to catch back up. I am a bit of a flibberty gibbet. I bounce up and I bounce around, so I have to skim to find my last point.
Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
I do keep a bottle of water nearby. I do not eat while reading. I find it a distraction. When I read, I am all in.
Music or TV whilst reading?
Not usually. On occasion I have a song enter my head and dance around so I have to search it out and play it, but usually, I read in the quiet. Otherwise, I am singing along not following the story. I do sometimes listen to an audiobook while writing my own books. I listen to Thriller audiobooks and I write feel good fiction. So it somehow works.
One book at a time or several
I tend to have several going at a time. I keep a book on my bedside table for those have to hold a physical book in my hand moments, I keep one on my Kindle on my phone, one on my Kindle Fire, and one on my desktop in the Kindle reader. I have to admit I have some also on iBooks on my phone. I am not even going to mention the audiobooks I love to listen to.
Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
I prefer to read anywhere I happen to be. I love that we can now read on the phone and Kindle as we stay mobile. It makes road trips so much more fun. Funny thing, I sometimes get carsick when reading on a long trip. Especially if there are curvy roads involved. Having a Kindle and phone means I can read at night without light.
Read out loud or silently?
I read silently, I will, however, scoff about a sentence and read it aloud to make myself laugh. My grandchildren think that is funny when I am in my room alone reading funny bits to myself.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
It is quite funny, I am intimidated by massive books so I will skim a bit until I am involved, then I will go back and reread. If it is a bit slow at the start, I skim. I don’t ever read the ending first. I am a bit of a purist about spoilers.
Break the spine or keep it new?
I try to keep them looking beautiful. I love having them on my shelves after reading and I do not want them looking scruffy.
Do you write in your books?
I do not write in books. I have journals for note taking and reference.
What books have you read recently?
I have been really involved in Children’s books and so I have been a bit heavy on the children and middle-grade books. I also have been enjoying :
All time favorite book?
Every time I open a book I run into the possibility of a new favorite, that’s how I found, Jessica Lost her Wobble by J. Schlenker and The BeeKeepers Daughter by Jane Jordan. But Dickens is the torch bearer. He is the one that begins and ends the favorites at the end of the day.
My nominations for the Book Lover’s Tag are:
Colin Garrow – Author and reviewer
Orangutan Librarian Reviewer extraordinaire
Book Club Mom Prolific reader and reviewer
If you want to join in, please answer the above questions, link back to this page and then tag three new book lovers.
Vicki / /Sojourner