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Bookish Habits – Pt. 1: How Do You Read?

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Welcome to the week-long feature I’m hosting on Nyx Book Reviews called Bookish Habits. Spread over four posts seven bloggers will answer questions about their reading habits, where they prefer to read, how they juggle blogging, reading, and real life and how to overcome slumps.

Read the Introduction post

Today our panel of seven bloggers will answer the following questions:

1. Do you consider yourself a fast or a slow reader or something in between?
2. How much time do you spend reading on an average day?
3. Do you have a favourite reading spot?

Here are their answers!

Amanda @ On a Book Bender

1. I’m probably on the faster side.

2. I never track how much time I spend reading. Is that bad? I can tell you this: my reading habits can be broken down into good reading weeks and bad reading weeks. A bad reading week means I read one GLA book (very short, 15 minutes tops). A good reading week means I read one or two books, a GLA, and a novella. I’ve had more bad reading weeks than good lately.

3. I like reading in bed (I know, it’s not good for you) or in the living room.


Ruby @ Ruby Reads

1. I’m a relatively fast reader, but I don’t consider this a good thing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to flip back through a book and reread because I raced through a page.

2. I don’t really know. Some days I have so much going on that the only reading I can sneak in happens during those random times that pop up–like standing in line at the grocery store or while brushing my teeth. Then, another day I’ll be running late for work because I sat down to read one last chapter and it turned into four and the only thing that gets  me through the work day is knowing the book will be waiting for me to finish throughout the long, free afternoon.

3. Oh, several. I like to read in my bed because my headboard provides the perfect support for propping up a book while I’m reading. The couch is nice, but I LOVE the couch at my parents’ house even more. This summer, though, it’s my plan to create the perfect outdoor reading nook. There will definitely be a chaise and probably a gauzy mosquito net.

Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

1. Fast. Sometimes too fast when it’s a book I’ve been looking forward to and want to savor.

2. I usually read in the evenings so… maybe 3 to 5 hours a day

3. Either my bed or my computer chair.

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts

1. Fast. Without distractions, I can read about 4 average-sized books cover to cover in one day. I don’t do that often, of course, but I can do it.

2. Lately I’ve been averaging about 5 hours a day. I currently have a really light schedule, and that’ll stay the same until I start university in August. And once I’m done with this semester, I expect my reading time to increase by a few hours per day. So overall, it really depends on what I have going, but I tend to read at least an hour a day.

3. Anywhere clean. I cannot read in a room that’s cluttered. So if I sit down and pull out a book, then notice a mess, I will leave that room. But otherwise, I can and do read anywhere.


Aleksandra @ Aleksandra’s Corner

1. I consider myself a fast reader usually. I tend to devour books quite fast, but in the end, it all depends on the book, as well as my reading mood (I’m a really moody reader). But, I have to admit that there are some exceptions when I read books more slowly on purpose because I want to savor them. That’s usually when I’m re-reading some of my fav books, because I love them so much & I don’t want them to end ever 🙂

2. I guess average I read around 2 hours a day. At least, I try to, although that’s not always possible

3. Yes, my fav reading spot is in my room at home, because there are usually less distractions there (if I don’t count the Internet, Twitter & other blogs). And although I can practically read everywhere, (I’ve pretty much done that, because I tend to bring a book with me everywhere I go IF I think I can squeeze in some reading), I prefer my room because I don’t have to be careful about my reactions while reading like smiling or laughing out loud or getting teary-eyed or something similar.


Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea

1. I think I’m somewhere in between. I seem to be slower compared to some other bloggers I follow on Twitter and Facebook, but I’m a lot quicker than some of my friends, for example.

2. It depends. When I’m not busy with studying for upcoming exams or anything else and I can actually sit down and read instead, I do read a lot, sometimes up to 6 hours, if the book is really good. But on average, I would say about two hours.

3. It would have to be my bed. It’s definitely the comfiest reading spot in the house! 🙂


Hannah @ Once Upon a Time

1. Pretty slow, I think I average at about 25-35 pages an hour, depending on the book. I try to read a lot to make up for it.

2. That varies a lot depending on my mood, other activities and how gripping the book is! I aim for at least 2 hours though, but I’m hoping to stretch to 3 or 4 hours minimum in the near future to squeeze in more books. I tend to read more at night, and if I don’t read much during the day I make sure I read before I sleep. If anything reading helps me sleep, always has.

3. I have a favourite reading room, which is the bedroom. Dan (the fiancé) plays his games in the living room and I have the bed and a nice comfy armchair in the bedroom. I move around a lot!

There are seven questions in total, spread over three posts. The schedule is as follows:

1. Do you consider yourself a fast or a slow reader or something in between?
2. How much time do you spend reading on an average day?
3. Do you have a favourite reading spot?

4. Have your reading habits changed since you started blogging?
5. How do you juggle reading and daily chores like cleaning the house, work, studying and social interacting?

6. How do you pick which book to read? Do you always read review books first, or your personal ones?
7. Many bloggers suffer from a reading slump occasionally. Has this happened to you? Do you have any tips to overcome one?

On Friday there will be a wrap up post.

Stop by tomorrow to see the bloggers’ answers to questions four and five!

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