Have you experienced reading while standing up and only realized that you have already passed several pages and would have loved to continue if not for the aching knees? I did. And I still do, occasionally. They always happen in bookstores where I would discover new books and discover how good they are by reading the first chapter. But if it’s really good, I’ll be tempted to read a couple more chapters. If I’m so into it, it will be wrapped and marked at the cashier before I know it.
I read anywhere, and I read sitting down with a good back support. The best reading place for me is my room where I’m surrounded by my own books and I could do a read-a-thon whenever I want at any time on any day without minding due dates. Almost instantaneously, I get into a reading mood. Whenever there is loud music, I get distracted for a few minutes before the book (it better be a good one to do this) regains my attention. I primarily read print books. I got my Kindle device and a Kindle app on my smartphone for travel. I haven’t tried audiobooks yet because they are too expensive for me at the moment.
I read whenever I can. Sadly, with my full-time work, “whenever I can” means after work, which is nighttime. I got used to reading at night, but I devour short stories for lunch and poems for weekly reflections. If they were tangible, I would most likely appear twice my current weight.
How about you, what are your reading habits? Do you have special preferences to help you get into reading?
- Nancy -
Filipino Fridays is the meme of the ReaderCon 2012. If you missed out on my first post for the meme, you can check out this link.
The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon: United We Read is on August 18, 2012 at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City to be held in partnership with Filipinas Heritage Library and National Book Development Board. The event is sponsored by Scholastic, McDonald’s, Flipreads, Anvil Publishing, Hachette Philippines, Amici Philippines, OMF Literature, and Adarna House.
Pre-registration is now open for the event. Click here for the details.
- The Short Story Initiative - My Get to Know Each Other Post
- [Readings in Philippine Literature: Short Story # 1] “Dead Stars” by Paz Marquez-Benitez, a pioneer Filipino short story writer
- [Writings from the Philippines Regions # 1] Learning more about Iloko literature (Part 1)
- [News] First bilingual edition of “Noli Me Tangere” by Jose P. Rizal
- Best friends (an original short story by Nancy Cudis)