Friday, December 6, 2013

Day 6- Setting the Scene

Welcome to Day 6 of Advent Countdown. Today I'm going to be telling you all some of my reading habits. Let's get into it then, shall we?

Where do you read?

I can pretty much read anywhere, but my preference is my bed. I move around a lot (both when awake and asleep), and when I read it's no exception- and my bed provides a perfect, comfortable surface- whether I want to lie, sit or (for some reason) stand.

When do you read?

Again, I can read anytime, but I prefer nighttime. When everyone else is asleep, and the tasks of the day have been accomplished (or are the source of another day's stress). Basically, when I know no one is going to bother me, and I won't suddenly have to spring into action to go somewhere. One of the most annoying reading problems (in my opinion) is being interrupted. Most especially if you're 20 pages or so from the end. 

Do you bring any snacks?

Not really. When I read, that's pretty much all I do. I write mountains of notes on every book I read (for review purposes), and so my hands are constantly occupied. No snacks for me. Though I will occasionally make myself a mug of something hot (tea, hot chocolate, etc) if the mood takes me. However, more often than not, I get caught up in the story, and by the time I remember my hot treat, it's stone cold. 

How long do you read for in one session, and how much do you read a day?

In general, when I sit/lie down to read, it's for a good few hours. Unless I'm reading at a station or on a plane to pass the time, I will read until I feel I need a break- or I finish the book. Which is a little bit dangerous considering my love for reading at night, but hey, insomnia keeps me up anyway. In terms of how much I read a day, I'd say it's fully dependant on my schedule for a particular day. If I'm out of the house most of the day, there will obviously be less reading time than if I was housebound. In general though, I'd say I read a few hours a day.

What do you read?

I've mentioned it before, and it may be apparent from my reviews, but I read a little of everything. It's easier to say what I have less interest in. In my case, it's not a question of disliking those genres, more that I've found few books from them that caught and kept my attention. Certain genres are stylised in a certain way that just don't hold my attention. It's not that they're not written well or that their stories are uninteresting, they're just not what I'm looking for in a book.

E-book or Print?

Well, I think most book lovers would say they prefer print copies. There's just something so much more rewarding about holding it in your hands, seeing in on your shelf, and being able to flip through the pages. I know a lot of readers like ebooks for their convenience, but I'm pretty traditional with my book values. I don't veto ebooks, but if the choice is available, I will always go for the print copy. And speaking bluntly, if a book is only available in ebook format, I might just skip over it altogether. I feel like I spend enough of my day staring at a screen, without adding to it.

So I hope you all enjoyed Day 6 of Advent Countdown. See you tomorrow for Day 7.

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