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copyrightHey! How are you guys doing today? I can hardly believe it is already March.

Today I am wondering if any of you read the copyright page of a book. I am talking about the page that includes fun facts like summaries and the typefaces used in the book.

Any time I get a book, or even when I am in the bookstore, I look at the copyright page because a) I like the quick summary that is usually found there b) I like to know if my book is a first edition or not and c) I love to know about the FONTS used of course. 

What about you all? Do you read the copyright page or do you skip right past it to get to the fun stuff? Let me know!


Since I am so curious, I want to know who uses the library? Public library, school library, any library counts so long as you visit it.


I personally love going to the library and always get way to many books when I go. (If you want to read my confession about it, click here.) I have to use the library to feed my need for books. The people are always so friendly, and my school library usually gets books in faster than if I went to the bookstore.

The only downside to the library is when someone checks out the book I want. Then we have a problem.


Bottom Line: Do you go to the library? If so, how many books do you check out at once? If not, why? Let me know!


Today, I want to know if you take notes while reading. WP_20131227_003

I mean any kind of note-taking. Do you make comments in the margins, or highlight quotes, or write notes on a separate sheet of paper?

I normally don’t write notes, but lately I have been to make reviewing easier.

Do you make any kind of notes when reading a book? Why or why not? Let me know!

If you are interested in other “how do you read” questions, check out here where I ask if you reread books and here where I want to know if you use bookmarks.  


I am back with another “how do you read” question. Last time, I asked how many books do you read at once. Today, I want to know if you reread books. IMG_0560 

I constantly reread my books, some even twice or three times a year. If I love a book, I am going to read it over and over again.

Do you read books more than once? If so, which books are your most read? If not, why?

Everyone has different bookish habits, and I love getting to know everyone’s quirks, which is why I can’t stop asking these “How do you read” style of questions. Earlier I asked if you use bookmarks and take off dust jackets, but today I have a different question in

Today I was thinking about people who read more than one book at a time. I normally never do that, but I realized that I am currently in the middle of at least four different books. 

I don’t like being in the middle of several books at a time because I feel like I can’t focus on any of them. But, I recently started two books and it felt like a chore to keep reading them, so I put them aside and started a new one. And then I was bored with that one, so I moved on to another.

So, are you the type to read more than one book at a time? Or are you strictly a one book reader? I love reading each and every response, so be sure to let me know!


I had so much fun finding out whether or not you are a bookmark kind of person, I couldn’t resist asking you some more “how do you read” type questions.

This time, I want to know if you take the dust jackets off of books.

Dust JacketsA dust jacket is the paper “shell” that surrounds hard cover books and has the cover design on it.

I used to be a dust jacket remover, but I love the feel of them, and they don’t bother me one bit. I leave them on my books and hardly ever take them off.

I know there are others out there who have to take the dust jacket off the book when they are reading. I can understand this, but I am too worried that I will lose/damage my dust jacket if I take them off.

Bottom line: Do you leave dust jackets on while reading or do you take them off? Do you just read paperbacks, thus making this a nonissue? Please share your opinions!

If you haven’t already stopped by and discussed your bookmark use, feel free to do so here.

I am curious. Are you the type of person to use a bookmark? Do you just memorize the page number? Or, do you dog ear the pages?

I have quite the collection of bookmarks, yet I never use any of them! They are really nice ones too, from the many author visits I’ve attended.


I typically just look at the page number before closing my book. Bookmarks are such  a hassle, but then again, so is having to remember where you left off. Do any of you do this too?

How do you keep track of your place whilst reading? Do you have any super cool bookmarks? I would love to hear all about it!

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