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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Illumination of Ursula Flight
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Progress: 6%
Paris: The Novel
Edward Rutherfurd
Progress: 54%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 40%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 64%

Reading Habits Tag

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


I do have a chair in the living room with a light behind it that is my default reading location, though I might read anywhere.


2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?


Both. I have some lovely bookmarks, but they never seem to be around when I need them!


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


I prefer to stop at a chapter break. I can pick up mid-chapter if I go back a paragraph.


4. Do you eat or drink while read?


Not generally, with some exceptions. I won't notice what I'm eating if I'm reading.


5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading?


I tune it all out.


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


LOTS! Different genres though.


7. Reading at home or everywhere?


Mostly at home, but if I have to wait somewhere, I want reading material.


8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?


Silently of course.


9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?


No. It takes discipline sometimes, but I let the story unfold as it's meant to. It's only when I give up on a book that I might glance at the end before throwing it against a wall.


10. Barking the spine or keeping it like new?


As like new as possible.


11. Do you write in your books?


Blasphemy! Burn the blasphemer who would soil the pages of a book!