The Reading Habits Tag… |High Street Spy|

10 Aug

Hello beauties,

So the other day my lovely friend Erin from Serenity Books tagged me to do The Reading Habits Tag, and being a big book nut I was so excited to do a tag that wasn’t about make-up or fashion, as much as I love it, it’s nice for a change.


1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?

I only tend to read in my bedroom, tucked up in bed at night.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I am a random piece of paper girl, or as bad as some people might think this is, I’m also a corner turner. I tend to stuff a post it note into my books, or whatever pieces of paper I have hanging around on my dressing table such as adverts from magazines.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?

I like to stop reading at a certain point or after an event has happened or end of chapter, I can’t just stop reading in the middle of a bit, or I might leave it too long and forget what has or is happening making it slightly confusing for me!

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?

I tend to read before bed so no eating after brushing your teeth. πŸ˜‰

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music whilst reading?

I don’t understand how people are able to multi-task at all let alone read or listen to music whilst reading. I’m big at imagining the story in my head whilst I’m reading and really getting into the book, so I’d find having other things going on way too distracting.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I currently have 3 books on the go, that I have started but I’m only a few chapters into all of them and yet to decide which one I want to focus on. I also have another one that is in my pile of books I need to read this summer.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

I can only really read at home, I get distracted way too easily and I can’t read on journeys due to the really bad travel sickness I get. Yucky.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

I suck at reading out loud, so I am only ever reading in my head.

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

I am guilty at skipping chunks of books that I find boring or unimportant such as like stories characters are writing within the novel, as I like to stick to the main story line.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I don’t understand how people can read a book without breaking the spine of them, all of my books have broken spines as well as scruffy corners, it shows love right? πŸ˜‰ My friend Sarah has given me 2 books, and has told me that I am not to break the spines on pain of death. Wish me luck?

11. Do you write in your books?

No. It just doesn’t feel right to write in books, writing in them in English class was weird enough, I couldn’t imagine writing in books I actually liked.

12. What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading 3 books, but the most recent one I am reading is United We Spy by Ally Carter. This is the last novel in the Gallagher Girl series, which I actually started reading when I was 11 years old and was completely obsessed with it and the characters. I’m not so obsessed with it now, but feel like I need to finish off the series and also to find out what happens to the characters. I really recommend these novels if you like a light, and slightly girly read.

I tag Kavi and Lauren to have a go at this.

See you soon,

Maisie x


15 Responses to “The Reading Habits Tag… |High Street Spy|”

  1. beverbeee August 10, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    i used to read all the time and loved it but i started an open uni course in february and have to read every week for this. i cant wait until 15th september when its over until february 2015 and i can start reading for fun again πŸ™‚ i really enjoyed this!


    • High Street Spy August 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

      I always find it hard to read and enjoy it when you are put under pressure and can’t get into the story as much. What do you plan to read? Xxx

      • beverbeee August 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

        Im not sure yet, i normally go to the book shop and browse and buy something i haven’t seen overly advertised or that hasn’t been made into a film. i like discovering new books πŸ™‚

  2. Kavi August 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Love this tag! I love reading so much, always have done since I was super young hehe! I’m just like you, the only time I read is after brushing my teeth in bed πŸ˜‰ What are you reading at the moment? Thanks for tagging me lovely πŸ™‚ xxx

    • High Street Spy August 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

      I’m reading A Thousand Splendid Suns at the moment, I’m not loving it too much, maybe it’s because I’m forcing myself to read it. Can’t wait to see your post xxx

      • Kavi August 10, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

        Oh that’s a shame :/ I read a book that I didn’t like so much but I carried on and I ended up loving it!xxx

  3. Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers August 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    I love reading. In fact, I find escaping into a book far more interesting than tv. I’m guilty of reading whilst the tv is on or music is playing but I can concentrate much better if there is complete silence. Reading comes in handy when I go on a 7 hour (!) train journey to see my boyfriend. It’s hard to concentrate when there’s screaming kids though lol!

    • High Street Spy August 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

      I thought me and my bf had quite a lot of distance at a 2 hour train journey, so I do not envy your 7 hour one at all! Train journeys are a good place to read, but only if I can get a good seat by the window. What are you reading at the moment? Xxxx

      • Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers August 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

        Ahhh so I’m not alone in the long distance relationship thing then. πŸ™‚ Oh yes, I prefer a window seat too. I don’t understand these people who put their bags by the window whilst they sit in the aisle seat. In fact I find it rude lol as I feel it says “No one sit next to me!” Lol. I don’t normally do it, but atm I’ve got 3 books on the go which are: “City of Heavenly Fire” (I’m a TMI and TID fan πŸ™‚ ), “Attachments” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”.

  4. YasminCMoxamed August 10, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    This is seems like such a good tag to do, love it.
    Would really like it if you could check out my fashion blog & follow me and I’d do the same if you’d like it. Thanks

  5. BlushingBeauty August 11, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    I have read 5 books whilst on holiday and I’ve loved it, great post x

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    Hey! We have nominated you for the Liebster Award – please share the love and nominate some more lovely bloggers
    (Sorry if you have more than 200 followers or have already been nominated but we don’t think it matters as we are spreading the love in the blogosphere!) xxx

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