I was tagged a couple of weeks ago by the lovely Bec from The Plumbette to answer some questions about my reading habits. An easy one for this obsessive reader!
Of course as I mostly read in the bath in the evening I do occasionally partake in a wine or champagne while reading. But I’m fairly sure they’re not considered snacks, but sustenance to keep my strength up and exhaustion at bay. (Incidentally, the bottle in the pic on the left was a localish sparkling shiraz I discovered last year. Mostly I have Yellowglen 65 / Jewel cos of the whole low alcohol / low calorie thing!)
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
I don’t write in my books but when I was young I often defaced them – adding call numbers (sort of) and adding my name in a tidy and legible fashion (below, to the side of my mother’s writing!). And as an aside, I indulge in big eye-rolls when others feel compelled to correct typos etc in published books. Sure I see them and it frustrates me but who the hell does it benefit from scribbling in the friggin’ book! Argh!
Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
Fiction only. No questions.
Hard copy or ebooks?
Unfortunately I mostly receive eBooks for review purposes, however I much prefer hard copy cos when it comes to books I’m a hoarder and I like to look at my prettys…
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point?
Sadly my ahem slightly obsessive nature means I need to read to the end of a chapter, or scene or similar.
What are you currently reading?
I’m in between books. I’m writing this on Tuesday night but I’ve already read TWO books since Sunday.
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?
One. At. A. Time.
Do you have a favourite time of day and/or place to read?
Night. In the bath. I’m not sure why or when it started but that’s about it nowadays. I’m hoping to have a couple of weeks off work at Christmas and will be interested to see if I allow myself to lie about and read during the day!
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
I’m prone to be obsessive so if I find an author I like I read EVERYTHING they’ve written. In fact I have so many favourite series the topic deserves its own blog post.
However…I have some ‘comfort’ authors. They’re my go-to authors whose books I can read again and again – and they always make me feel better: JD Robb, Martha Grimes, John Sandford, Robert B Parker (and his bevy of helpers since his death). I’m sure there are others but… they’re the little group who most come to mind.
I’m supposed to tag some people, but I’ll let you self-select if you feel like joining in. Otherwise, choose any one of these questions and share your answer below!
This isn’t particularly wordless, but I’m linking with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for her Wordless Wednesday post nonetheless.