1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I read in my computer chair, because reasons. Medical reasons. I know it’s not the most comfy, but stomach reasons. Maybe once I get them sorted out a little better (that’s the plan, but i’ll always have medical issues, maybe i’ll expand on them at a later date, born with VACteRL Association) i’ll read somewhere else sometimes?
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Bookmark. I have many bookmarks. Though i’ll also sometimes temporarily just put the book open upside down.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
Due to said medical reasons I often have to stop at any point. I have no choice. If I am able i’ll get to a certain point, like a break or the end of the chapter, but if I gotta stop in the middle of a sentence then I gotta stop in the middle of a sentence.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
Well if i’m reading a physical book, no. I’ll put the book down to take a drink or whatever. An audio book I might be able to do that … but doubtful because my brain can’t really multitask. I can only focus on one thing at a time and if i’m focusing on a book I can’t really taste and enjoy whatever i’m trying to eat then I’m pissed when i’m done and didn’t enjoy what I ate. My body has a lot of issues with food, at least let me enjoy eating as much as I can damn it.
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Hell to the motherfuckin’ no. See above. I listen to white noise, like rain/ocean waves, to drown out the loud real world, while i’m trying to read.
6. One book at a time or several at once?
Technically I could read multiple at a time but I prefer one at a time. I’m not a fast reader.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?
Silently in my head can be hard to sustain (though I can do it for a time), so i’ll like mouth along/silently whisper the words sometimes. Hi, I have full aphantasia, by which I mean, all the senses (I can think in silent words). I was told to stop reading like I was and just do it silently in my head in school. I already struggled with reading comprehension, and trying to do that made it a million times harder.
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Usually no but there have been cases where i’ve looked at the end because reasons of “oh no, if it’s going that route I do NOT wanna finish reading it!” so i’ll check the ending to see if I am going to continue it or DNF. No, this won’t spoil the book for me, it will potentially save it for me. But most of the time I don’t do that.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I don’t intentionally break the spine but i’m also not pressed about it.
11. Do you write in your books?
Sometimes. Write, highlight. Not always.