You already know that reading is good for your brain. You love to read. Whether you read fantasy or hard science fiction or horror or any other genre, you have a reading style. There are all kinds of way to define a reader’s style. Today we’re asking you a question: What’s your reading style? There are twelve possible styles in this post to inspire you when you describe your style.
Reading aloud is something you do if you’ve had children, babysat children, or are a grandmother. But sometimes the sound of the words fill you and spill out of your lips. Do you read aloud to yourself? Or to someone else?
Reading in Your Head
Most adults don’t read aloud. It’s awkward on a bus or a plane. Do you only read in your head?
Reading through Audio Books
Some people claim it isn’t reading if you’re listening to an audio book. A book on audio can entertain, ignite imagination, and make you think. Isn’t that what reading does? (And it’s much safer to listen than read while in motion!)
Some people read along with the audio book.
Do you listen to audio books? So you like to read along with the audio?
Sitting and Reading
There isn’t a plain way to sit and read. Sitting places and sitting style vary almost as much as reading styles. Scan the other pictures in this post and you’ll see a few different sitting and reading styles.
Reclining and Reading
Perhaps you prefer to recline when you read. Do you recline in bed, in a special chair, or a hammock?
Reading in Motion
Confess, have you been reading and bumped into some immovable object? Do you read on a treadmill or other motion machine?
Reading and Eating
Are you opposed to having any food or drink near your books? Or do you indulge in a snack or even a meal while reading?
Indoor reading can happen in almost any building or any room. What’s the most unusual place where you’ve been reading?
Outdoor Reader (outdoor)
Does being outdoors enhance your reading pleasure? Or is that a big no for you?
Sometimes you might be a secret reader. Did you ever read by flashlight as a child? Do you do that as an adult?
Reading Day or Time
Perhaps you have set aside a specific day or time for reading? Are you a scheduled reader?
Some of you are lucky enough to have a dedicated reading spot. The choices of where to read are endless. Reading nooks, reading rooms, coffee shops, libraries, bedrooms, or on the floor, where do you read?
My Reading Style
I think I may have mentioned once or twice that I need more time for reading. An eighth day of the week would work. Since I don’t have that, I don’t read at a specific day or time or place.
Typically, I sit with my feet up and read. I might have coffee or a soft drink and some pretzels or popcorn on hand. If the book captures me, I forget the food and drink exist. And, yes. I read under the covers by flashlight as a child. Not so much today as I usually work or read until I’m too tired to stay awake.
I wish I had a reading nook. Some of them look inviting. But for now, I read in my comfortable living room or at my desk in my office.
What’s Your Reading Style?
Now, dear reader, it’s your turn. What’s your reading style? Please share your favorite reading habits in the comments below.