It got me thinking of reading quirks.
Megan Reid listed her quirks as:
- "When I get really into books I tend to forget to breathe, and then make embarrassing dying goldfish-ish gasping noises every few minutes.
- In my head, every protagonist has brown or red hair. I don’t know why, but they do. And it’s probably problematic, but that is a story for another post.
- I don’t read last pages first."
I spent some time in the comments, and people really do have some interesting quirks! There's reading any time, any where, talking to the book, reading while laying down, complete silence, reading the last 100 pages or so (the "final stretch") all at once... So many quirks! And they're all so interesting! If you have the time, I recommend you stop by the post comments.
What about me?
- I tend to read each page number when I turn to that page. I have no idea why, don't ask me. I've been doing it since I was ten. (^^;)
- I say each word in my head as I read. I didn't even realize that this is why I'm such a slow reader until I read a comment on Megan's post, where somebody said they did this. I know no other way of reading! Honestly, I didn't even realize people read without reading every word.
- I never read the last page. Apparently I'm in the minority? I never realized that, either. >.>; I used to read the very last word, when I was a lot younger, but I've learned that it isn't always the best idea. (laugh)
- I read at least a little bit every night. Even if it's only a few words, I have to read before bed!
- This probably isn't a quirk, but I love to curl up when I read. Reading at school is uncomfortable (even though I continue to do it) because of the desks. (I do, however, sit backwards on the bus in the afternoon and curl up that way.)
So what about the rest of you, my dear readers? What reading quirks do you have?*
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*Hint, hint. Post a comment. Maybe a discussion will start up!