For the most part we, as humans, are very much creatures of comfort - comfort and habit. What time you wake daily, what colour of ink is your preferred (for the record mine is black), what side of the bed you sleep, these are all habits, tendencies we have fallen in to and often don't think about because they are the norm to us. Habits play a large part in our lives, often without us even knowing.
As book lovers, naturally, we have tendencies when it comes to all things bookish. Today, I want us to put some focus on those. I'm going to be sharing some of my reading habits and hope to learn a bit more about my blog readers by learning about their bookish habits too.
Bath time reading
I would say that I do around 70% of my reading in the bath. I love a good soak in the bath, but I've always been one of those people who can't sit and just be in the bath - it probably has something to do with my need to be constantly doing something. I love nothing more than relaxing in a nice hot bath with my nose stuck in a book.
Finishing a chapter
I will not stop reading a book until I have reached a certain point. This is usually the end of a chapter, however, if I'm reading a book that contains exceptionally long chapters then the point will be at a break within said chapter. It irks me quite a lot if I have to stop reading before the end of a point - it niggles me beyond belief!
Avoidance of long books
Unless it's a classic, I don't read long books. This isn't a reflection on any particular novel, but I just find that my attention cannot be held for the entirety of the book. This generally applies to anything with more than 450 pages.
Unread books do not go on my shelves until read
Some people integrate the books they have yet to read in with the rest of their book collection - I am not one of those people. My books that are still waiting to be read have a shelf of their own and will not join their other book friends until I have finished them. I believe this is for memory purposes - I would honestly forget which ones have been read and which haven't.
My books live in my bedroom
My bedroom is their home and that's that. I've never kept my books anywhere other than in my own personal space. Even now, in my own family home, they still live in the bedroom. I don't like others interfering with my book collection; I have very strong feelings on that. My DVD collection resides in the living room; my book collection will never, ever join them. Clearly I'm very protective of my books. The only exception to them staying in bedroom is if I had a reading room of my own - one can dream, right?
If I can't visualise, I can't read
When it comes to reading I'm very much a visual person. If I can't put a picture together of the people, surroundings, and such, then I can't continue with whatever book it may be that I'm reading. Reading is an escapism for me, I think that's why visualisation plays a huge part in my reading experience.
I've shared some of my bookish quirks with you... Now I'd love to know some of your habits so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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