There are habits, which are rather cute. I am sure we have all seen someone, who is so into a book, that they have no control over they face? I really love seeing this.
Then there are people, who lick their fingers before turning a page. I really don’t love seeing this. It’s one of the worst things to me. If your hands are dry, please use hand creme. I had a teacher, who always licked his finger before handing out papers and I swear could smell his breath on the paper….
But enough about this, let me tell you about my habits while reading.
1. Losing my bookmarks
This is a serious problem for me. I have lost so many beautiful bookmarks, I could cry. I remember one clearly. I bought it when I was in Vienna on a trip with my advanced course for history. There is the Hunderwasserhaus in Vienna? So of course I bought a Hundertwasser-Bookmark. There was a quote on it…. which I can’t remember. So much for “I remember one clearly”.
I am now using little snips of paper. Those I can lose all I want. But pretty they are not. Although I have read of magnetic bookmarks. Maybe I should invest in those… thoughts?
2. Pulling on my lips
This is the one I want to get rid of. Losing bookmarks is not nice but oh well. But this? It hurts. My lips are dry enough without me constantly irritating them.
The thing is, I just can’t stop it! If something makes me think or it’s really exciting, I pull on my lips or rub on them.
3. Forgetting where I am
I have lost count how often I was engrossed in a book and missed my bus or train stop. Now, if it’s in my town it isn’t a big problem but in a long-distance train? That wouldn’t be fun at all!
I remember one occurrence when I was on my way home from University. I missed my train so I sat down and read a little. And missed the next train and the one after that! I haven’t heard the announcement or the train pulling in… I don’t know how.
Do you have reading habits? And if so, do you like them or do you want to get rid of them (if you could)?