Today's topic is: How You Read - Paperback? Hardcover? Ereader? Smartphone? Bookmarks, note taking in the margins, or highlighting? Tell us some of your reading rituals!
Well. I read pretty much anything in any format however I do prefer not to read on my phone/ipod because it seriously hurts my eyes. Usually, I tend to keep R&R's confined to my kindle and library books to hard copies be it hardcover or paperback.
If I'm buying a book, I like to buy hardcovers because they look so pretty! And they last a LOT longer. I don't think I've ever bought a paperback book (well besides the first 4 books in the PJO series... that was back when I hadn't developed any preferences yet though!).
I also sometimes check out books from the digital library for my kindle. I just find it more comfortable to read in bed with my kindle. If I have the time, I'll curl up on the couch by the fire and read a nice hardcover book. Or in the summer, I have a screened in porch with comfy chairs so I go outside to read my hard copies.
Which brings us to my reading rituals! I always read at least for an hour before bed (no matter what time it is). I also carry my kindle with me throughout the day so whenever I have a spare minute, I'll be reading! I have such a list of R&R's to get through that this has become habit.
As for highlighting and note taking... Well I'll do it in my kindle but I will never write in any book I own (the one exception is for the book I bought specifically for English class so I could highlight and make notes in the margins). Which is one reason why I only accept digital R&R's. I usually make notes as I go along so I remember certain quotes or plot points I want to include in my review. I don't think I would have the heart to mark up a hard copy.
I stand solidly on the bookmark side of things. I shudder whenever I see dog-eared corners of pages in library books. I NEED my books to be in perfect condition (I know, I'm crazy)!
Leave your links to your answer to this prompt in the comments so I can read it! And if you aren't participating, tell me how you stand!