Friday, 6 July 2012

My Reading Habit

Found this on Fanda's blog, and since she invites anyone who wants to try this to do it, I did it. Yay!

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:
Yes, I do. Well, sometimes, when there's something to eat nearby. Else I can just read without eating, and that is okay as well. My favourite reading snack? Potato chips perhaps, or biscuits.

What is your favourite drink while reading?
Tea. It has to be tea or at least coffee. I have this unhealthy addiction to both. And I can drink more than 2 huge glasses of tea when I'm reading or doing something that needs extra concentration.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
It depends of what kind of book I read. I usually mark non-fictions – even my e-books – with notes scribbled all around the margin, but I usually just highlight fictions on the parts I love the most, like some notable quotes, for example.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
Bookmarks. And I have plenty of them.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both?
Both. I like poems (it's counted as non-fiction, right?), and essays as well as the fiction. I also read people's thesis and dissertations on literatures, also references books that enrich my knowledge about the world in the past. I read history as well, and I love it. So, yup, it's both.

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
If the book is good enough, I cannot stop until I reach the back cover. I remember reading books like Lord of the Rings and Da Vinci Code in one night (and waking up looking like a panda) because I simply couldn't stop. But I'm reasonable enough to stop somewhere pleasant, like at the end of a chapter, if the book is too thick to read in such a way. Of course you cannot read the Bible in one night, can you?

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
Sort of. I'd slam the book and ramble about the author – or rather the annoying character in that book. My Mom sometimes complain about that. For example, when I read how Raoul asked Christine whether she would have loved him still if Phantom had been handsome, I said aloud, “Of course she wouldn't, you silly blushing boy. She loves Phantom, can't you see it?” or something like that.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
Usually no. I'd save it somewhere in my mind and guess the meaning until clearer context makes me understand it fully later, or at least until I have spare time to google it.

What are you currently reading?
Treasure Island. Of, I should have finished it long ago, but this job absorbs my time.

What is the last book you bought?
The Count of Monte Cristo. I rarely buy books. First, because my room is small, and our house is full of books already, so my father doesn't like me adding more and more books to our little shelves. Second, my university has this huge library full of books, so I can simply borrow them.Third, because I love mostly classics, I can just download them free from Project Gutenberg.

Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I usually finish one before continue to the other. But sometimes I just grab the nearest book when I have spare time and read it casually. Only one at a time for serious reading though.

Do you have a favourite time/place to read?
My room on my bed, the university library, and a cafe library near my campus.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones?
Stand alones, or series compiled in one. I don't like finishing a book without finishing the story. But Tolkien's LotR is an exception. Three huge books, and yet I love dearly. The details and the setting and the hard work put into it make the series worth reading.

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
Oh yes! Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Dumas' Monte Cristo, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Shakespeare's writings, Phantom of the Opera of course. I won't list all of them, it needs a separate post to do that. Ha!

How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author's last name, etc.)
By size. Haha. Remember that I don't have many physical books? But I organise my ebooks by author's last name.

Voila! My reading habit. Please post yours so I can read it, my fellow bloggers.

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