Doing this after reading SusannaG's blog post. Great to see her back posting on this site!
1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?
I read all over the place, but usually in the recliner in my living room.
2. Bookmark or a random piece of paper?
I have been given many bookmarks made by my 8 year old. The one I use the most - my personal favorite - was a valentine's day card/bookmark she gave me three years ago.
3. Can you just stop reading, or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?
I try to stop at the end of chapters, but that is difficult - especially when I am reading big history books. When I can't stop at a chapter break, I just make sure to stop at the top of the lefthand page.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
I don't read when I eat, but I always have a drink with me. Usually I just have some water, but on a relaxing afternoon when all of the kids' sports are finished and I don't have to go out at night, a glass of wine and a thick book bring me to my happy place.
5. Do you multitask while reading?
I can't do this. I actually just bought noise reducing headphones to keep out the background noise of a busy house when I really need to focus on my reading.
6. One book at a time, or several?
I try very hard to only be reading one fiction and one non-fiction book at a time. I never read more than one novel at a time nowadays, but find myself reading several history books at once when something catches my interest.
7. Where do you read, at home or everywhere?
I read mostly at home, but also sneak in some reading at lunch time at work, while waiting around for kids' sports games to start, or anywhere I am bored.
8. Do you read out loud, or silently in your head?
I always read silently in my head. When I read out loud, I find I am focusing on pronunciation and articulation and not understanding of what I am reading.
9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I never skip pages or read ahead. That is against the law in my world!
10. Do you break the spine?
Again - I treat books almost as if they are sacred. My goal is to have a book look like it is brand new by the time I have finished reading it.
11. Do you write in your books?
Read my answer for #10. However, I do often jot own page numbers to come back to and type up notes or passages to save for later use.