Bookish Meme: Reading Habits

The following meme is modified from the original by Booking Through Thursday.


What’s your favorite time of day to read?

Late afternoon but any time will do.

Do you read during breakfast? 

Sort of. I get coffee in bed every morning while I read. But during breakfast I’m busy getting kids ready for school and I rarely read (though they do).

How many hours a day would you say you read?

3 hours a day at the least. This includes reading for work, newspapers, journals, my twitter feed as well as my novel on the go.

Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?

I read a lot more now than I any other time in my life.

Do you consider yourself a speed reader?

No. I’m not particularly fast though I don’t deliberate over my reading unless it is a peice, a book that has impressed me enough to require re-reading. I always read slower during a reread.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Astral projection.

Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go? What KIND of book?

Yes and it is always a paperback as I don’t like carrying heavy items. And it is almost always a romance.

How old were you when you got your first library card?

4 years old.

What’s the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?)

Wilson’s Border Tales c1836

Do you read in bed?

In bed, on the couch, in the backyard, at the beach, on the train but never on a bus.

Do you write in your books?

Rarely. I occasionally put an ownership signature on the first page.

If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be?

Enjoy and don’t over-analyse.

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