Habits and Quirks we do while Reading
We all have them. Things we do (or don't do) while we read. Position, snacks, time of day, length we read, format preferences, etc.
Well here are a few of mine.
The ideal reading setting: Curled up on a comfy couch or in bed, A candle lit nearby for a relaxing scent sets the basic scene. For some reason I like to pull my hair back in either a loose ponytail or bun and where loose, casual clothes. Or a long, swishy skirt or a robe even. I find it easy to get and stay in a relaxed position without feeling confined by tight clothes, jeans, etc.
For snacks my favorites are baby carrots that I can nibble on or lightly buttered popcorn when I have a junk food craving. I slowly nip off all the uneven parts then let the center slowly dissolve so I don't eat too much. When I want sugar it's all about the red vines. For a drink-tea is my choice. Usually chilled (no actual ice) and I love slowly sipping through a straw (prolonging the drink by bending, then biting the straw).
I don't read well with other verbal distractions. I can handle some music as long as there are no words but if the tv is on in the room it takes forever to focus through a single page!
How long I read varies greatly. Sometimes it is just a few minutes I sneak in between projects or on a break at work, other times I can read for a couple hours if I can find the time. An ideal reading session is about 1- 1 1/2 hours though although the older I have become, the harder it seems to be to find a good chunk of time like that.
At night I tend to read mostly on my kindle. This is so I do not have to read a bad booklights or keep a lamp on which distracts my husband. The backlight on the kindle is perfect for bedtime reading. At work- paperbacks. They are light and easy to pack in my purse. Otherwise, general reading I prefer paperback or hardback. I do not care which but there is something about the weight and feel of a book as you hold it and turn the pages. Plus (and yes this might sound weird) the smell of a book adds to the environment for a good read session.
So what about you? Any habits or quirks in common or different? Please share!
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