LOST IN A BOOK

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I recently saw this tag on Aislings Beauty Blog and thought seen as I’m slowly tackling my TBR jar and really enjoy talking about books (the only person I talk to about them, is my mum but you know..) I thought this would be great to take part in, so without further ado, the questions!

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Uh no, usually wherever I take my reading book, I create my own comfy area filled with a pile of cushions and a blanket. Saying that, my favourite reading place is my bed, under my duvet, with my (new) booklight, of course.

 Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Magnetic bookmarks all the way, I recently got one set from WHSmith and my current ones are Little Miss Chatterbox from Waterstones, they’re so cute and better than the scraps of paper I was shoving in my pages before (As you can see, I’m moving onto better things).

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
It usually takes a LOT for me to put down a gripping book, if its a book full of suspense I usually end it at a chapter because there’s no way I can put it down at any other point.

Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
A piping hot cup of tea, always.

E-reader or real book?
I’ve been contemplating whether I should join the hype of the Kindle, but the truth is, I love buying books and I really pride myself in my book collection and pretty editions of books so there’s no way I can resort to E-books, sorry!

Music or TV while reading?
No, it’s just me, my tea and my book, and occasionally a candle, nothing else, nothing.

One book at a time or several at once?
It doesn’t take much to get me confused, I like completely immersing myself into one book at a time, otherwise I feel like I’m not truly giving it the attention it deserves! (‘There is no friend as loyal as a book’)

Reading at home or everywhere?
I often get so engrossed in a book that I can’t really leave it at home, if it’s a long journey I usually take my current read in my bag, to read it on the way or usually on holiday I always pack a new read to start while I’m away.

Reading aloud or silently in your head?
Reading aloud makes me nervous and go bright red (even if I’m on my own, gah), so always silently in my head, always.

Fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction, all the way.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
NEVER skip pages, what? There could be vital details that you’ll miss, it’s like watching a film for the first time but skipping through it, you wouldn’t, would you?

Break the spine or keep a book like new?
The perfectionist in me would say try to keep your books looking as new as possible, but the truth it, recently I’ve come to the conclusion that I want my books to look like they’ve been read instead of brand new. I want them to look like I’ve really enjoyed them, instead of barely opening the book incase of creasing the spine (sigh).

Do you write in your books?
The only time I’ve written in books is for school, but if I ever like a certain passage or quote I usually just add a post it to the page so I can easily find it.

Your favourite book?
Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Portrait of Dorian Gray’, if you know, you know.

 If you enjoyed this post, you might enjoy my Far From You review.

With love,

Sophie
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