Due to my works lately, I have been delaying to post this cool meme. Many book bloggers have been doing this for weeks, but if you still don’t know about it, this meme is created by this blog. I think I’ll have a try, although I can’t promise to finish all the 15 prompts! It’s a long holiday for us in Indonesia now, so hopefully I can squeeze the posts within my (tight) reading schedule.
Now, here’s the first one:
My 15 Book Related Confessions
- I like to read several books simultaneously; my record so far is three books at the same time.
- As I always love planning and organizing, I make my reading plan yearly, consisting of books in TBR piles, as well as books I have wanted to read, plus books I have challenged myself to read.
- Related to #2, I am not a moody person, so I am comfortable to follow my own reading schedule, and therefore rarely find myself wondering what book I shall read next. I only have to pick one from the list of the month (I usually put one ‘guilty pleasure’ book after several serious ones, just in case!).
- I read wherever, whenever I can, that’s why I always bring book(s) when I leave home.
- Related to #4, I often stop abruptly in the middle of a chapter, or even in the middle of a paragraph (and this could happen more than twice a day, I rarely get chance to non-stop reading). That’s why every book I am reading always has its own bookmark.
- And because of #5, I become a bookmark collector! I collect bookmarks from books I have read (usually from Indonesian publishers), as well as those cute bookmarks from The Book Depository!
- I like it everytime my boss leaves the office without leaving me any engaging jobs, so that I can spend some times to read in my sanctuary (pssst…please don’t tell him! LOL..).
- When I am reading, I always ‘play’ the scenes from the books inside my head, and that’s why it takes longer for me to read, because I don’t just read the words literally, I would also imagine the setting, the sounds, the scenes, as if I am at that scenes myself.
- My best reviews usually come from books that have moved me during the readings; or books I really love. But all of them must be written as soon as I finish the books, delaying it would reduce the posts’ intensity.
- The first-few-pages is the most important aspect for me to decide whether I would like a book or not, because it’s almost always accurate!
- I always try to read books before watching the movie adaptations; and read books which becomes the main topic or is retold in another book before I read the retold version (e.g. I read Dante’s Inferno first before The Dante’s Club).
- In the past I did not like to scribble notes or highlight passages in a book, until I delve a lot in classics and literary fiction. Then, I found that scribbling notes in book helps me a lot in following my own thoughts during the reading. More than that, I feel more closely related to books which bear my writings; like it’s not just any book, it’s MY book.
- I have a 25 inch (about 64 cm) high book pile behind my desk at the office, and fortunately my lovely boss never mention about this, although he can clearly see it everytime he enters my room, not mentioning how often the postman sends me packages...Love you for this, boss!! :)
- I prefer my books without plastic covers, I like them just bare. I don’t like to see them through plastics.
- My bed is my favorite place to read, but I never read while lying on it. I prefer to set pillows on my favorite spot, and sit comfortably there, and as long as I have sufficient supplies of water and chocolate biscuits, then I can read peacefully.
Do you share some habits of mine?
The rest 14 days of the challenge:
Day 2 - Bedtime Reading Ritual
Day 3 - Blogging BFFs
Day 4 - Last Book I Didn't Finish
Day 5 - A Tear-Jerker
Day 6 - How I Shop for Books
Day 7 - My Blogging Quirks
Day 8 - 15 Things Appeals to Me on Blogs