Filipino Friday: Reading habits and book formats

August 3, 2012 - - 6 Comments


This week’s about Reading Habits and Book Formats.
Where and how do you read? Can you read anywhere and everywhere, or do you need a certain place/mood/state of mind to get reading? Do you read more in the morning or at night or any minute that you can? Where and how do you usually read?
I can’t read in cars. Trains and planes, sure, but cars and buses trigger the dizzy spells. I used to have a comfy chair and a pillow that I relax into when reading, but now that I’m taking care of a little girl, I get most of my reading while in line for a cab.

Are you exclusively for print, or do you go for ebooks more than print? 
It’s been a mix for the past few years, but since we got a Kindle and iPad, I’ve been reading the digital versions more. I like that I can be reading it on one device at home and another on the road, especially because every sliver of reading time I find is precious! Also, I’ve maxed out my side of the shelf.

Have you ever tried audiobooks?
Yes, a few. I find audiobooks to be great for road trips actually, or when you’re just going around anywhere in a car. Recent ones we listened to: Casino Royale and The Bro Code. Fun!

PS. Fairy Tale Fail is a finalist in the Chick Lit category of the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for the nominations and votes! See you at the ReaderCon!

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  • guiltlessreading

    August 4, 2012 at 8:13 am, Reply

    Congratulations! (I will have to read one of your books soon!)<br /><br />I really must try an audiobook soon!<br /><br />Please check out my post when you get a chance:<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Filipino Friday 3</a>

  • Janus Vielle Aragones

    August 4, 2012 at 9:45 am, Reply

    &quot;I like that I can be reading it on one device at home and another on the road, especially because every sliver of reading time I find is precious!&quot; <br /><br />That really is the best thing about ebooks. They&#39;re really handy especially when you travel a lot. :D<br /><br />By the way, I follow you on FB. and when I saw your post of Fairy Tale Fail free on Smashwords. Gaaah! I couldn

    • Mina

      August 8, 2012 at 11:51 am, Reply

      Cool, thank you for getting a copy! Let me know what you think of FTF. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jinky

    August 4, 2012 at 9:53 am, Reply

    I get motion sickness in any moving vehicle! –Congrats with FTF ..I&#39;ll have to read it some day. ~BTW, I enjoyed Frenemies. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mina

      August 8, 2012 at 11:51 am, Reply

      Thank you! Love Your Frenemies has a special place in my heart, haha

  • amidemanila

    September 8, 2012 at 6:35 am, Reply

    I had a headache when I tried reading ebooks. I&#39;m really a traditional person. I go for print.

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