60 Following

Michelle's corner

Michelle Knight. Writer, photographer, programmer, truck driver and general, all round nut case. Life is a journey and that's what this blog will probably end up being. Let's see where we go, eh? ;-)

Currently reading

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics
Dalai Lama XIV, Ian Coghlan
Progress: 23/433 pages

Reading Habit Tag

-    Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?
No. There isn't much space in my home so I end up reading on my bed, or in the small home office (read, converted bedroom)

-    Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Usually bookmark but I'm not adverse to using a piece of paper if I have to. There's usually a small supply of bookmarks handy as almost every book I buy over the internet comes with one. Not that they are of any use as advertising gimmicks; I rarely read them.

-    Can you  just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages?
I frequently have to stop reading. Life is full of interruptions. A book can go weeks before I find enough peace to pick it up again. I like to finish a chapter if I can. Fortunately because I don't read multiple books simultaneously, it's easy for me to pick up my thread. To some degree, if I can't, then that's a sign that perhaps the book isn't registering with me and I should consider DNR'ing it.

-    Do you eat or drink while read?
Sometimes. Not often.

-    Multitasking: music or TV while reading?
No. Can't even listen to music as it will take my concentration away and makes it pointless reading the book.

-    One book at a time or several at once?
Normally one at a time, but can be two. However, there are usually strict delineations between them; like one for entertainment, and then I'll devour a factual book because I need the knowledge.

-    Reading at home or everywhere?
Usually at home, because if I'm travelling I'm usually driving, and I can't really concentrate on an audio book. I will read on a long coach trip, but not usually on the train or on a short local bus journey.

-    Reading out loud or silently in your head?

-    Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Not usually, no. I'm aware that if I do, then it wouldn't make much sense without what's gone before it. That's enough to stop me.

-    Barking the spine or keeping it like new?
Depends. I don't make a concerted effort to keep the book like new, and if the spine doesn't need breaking, then I won't deliberately break it. Not a conscious choice, in other words. (never actually heard of Barking the spine.)

-    Do you write in your books?
No. I didn't even write in my text books once I got to University. I don't think there's usually a need to... like why would I need to mark anything while watching a film? So again, it's not a conscious choice... just never had a need to.