Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Grind: Take 5

After about five seconds of consideration, I decided I'd switch things up a bit and change "Monday Morning Grind" to just "Monday Grind" at least for now. What with it being the truly dog days of summer, and my busy schedule (hardly) I hate to disappoint when a post says Monday Morning but it's 3 pm like it is now. So, without further ado, I present to you, the new and improved Monday Post.

I finally finished reading Sweet Salt Air, and it was not a bad book at all, it just took me a while to get through it because I couldn't stay as focused as I like to be when reading, and I have had quite a bit going on lately. Anyway...I do recommend it if you're looking for a light summery read that you don't have to put much thought into. The characters are gripping and realistic, and the style of the author's writing is very descriptive and poignant. About an hour and a half ago, I started reading Looking For Alaska by John Green, the bestselling author of The Fault In Our Stars, and I am already on page 39. My cousin said that she likes this book almost more than TFIOS which I find hard to believe, I do have quite the love affair with that book, but we will have to see. I saw this tag on another blog this morning, and thought it would be fun to do; something a little different, and perfect because I've just started a new read. So here goes. 

1. Do you have a certain place at home to read? usually read in bed, or on the couch. Laying by the pool is another favorite as well. 

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? I tend to skip the bookmarks and fold the corners down (yes, even in school textbooks, I know, I'm awful) unless the book isn't mine, but I don't generally read other's books very often.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or certain number of pages?  I usually wait for a natural break in the book before putting it down, especially if it doesn't have chapters (Looking for Alaska has sections, not chapters)

4. Do you eat or drink while you read? Of course!

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music while reading? I can, but I don't deliberately put them on and then start reading. If I'm not alone and someone else has them on, I can still read, I just can't stay as focused as I can when it's quiet. 

6. One book at a time or several at once? One book at a time unless I'm reading for school and pleasure simultaneously. 

7. Reading at home or everywhere? I wish I could read everywhere, but it's more I can pin everywhere...I can read on my phone anywhere, but I tend to keep the relaxing book reading at home. 

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? In my head, 99% of the time. 

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages? Honestly, yes, I am guilty of this every once in a while. I also skim parts that seem to be boring, as long as I get the general gist of it. 

10. Break the spine or keep it like new? I never intentionally break the spines of my books, but I also don't keep them in a gold gilded case, so they naturally get worn over time, but isn't that the sign that they are well loved?

All the best, 

♥︎ Greta Elise

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