BookBlogWriMo prompt: How do you read?
Simple answer? Almost always hardcopy, with flags.
I prefer to read hardcopy books, and I like to own them. So even the books I really dislike, I had a hardcopy at some point. I usually troll around used book stores, buying them on the cheap. There’s just something about the physicality of a book.
Though (amazingly) the physicality of books has ruined them for me in the past. I guessed the ending to Ender’s Game when I saw how many pages were left and realizing they were still “training.”
I have, however, discovered the greatness in eBooks, because it’s really easy to pull out my phone and read on the bus or the train. Plus, eBooks are cheaper in the long run, and when I pre-order, I’d get the books instantly.
My speed completely depends on the book: how easy of a read is it? How anxious am I to know the next scene? How tired am I?
…I do a lot of reading before bed. Usually my speed is an indicator of how much I enjoyed the book.
I also multiread…meaning I’m usually reading more than one book at a time. Confusing? Maybe, but that’s how I roll.
But the most important thing about my reading process is using flags. I love flagging great quotes, scenes, and lines while I read. I reread a lot, but sometimes I don’t feel like reading the whole book, so sometimes I’ll just go back and read the parts that I flagged off.
So internet, any reading habits you want to share? Any you think I should adopt? Hardcopy or ereaders (horrible question, I know)? Let me know in the comments!
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