I’m five books behind on my reading challenge, debating whether or not I want to quit it or at least lower the number and I have a pile of unread TBR books sitting on my nightstand….
Now is totally the time to do the Currently Reading Book Tag!
For a while, I felt like there was a slight lag in my blogging. Then, I saw Comfy 4 Books do this on her blog and it looked like fun! It gave me the urge to write again, so thank you.
On to the tag!
How many books do you usually read at once?
Before college, I could read multiple books at a time, not that I always finished them all. After college, I usually read only one book at a time. However, if a book is over 500 pages, I tend to read one or two other books along with it. It helps me get through the drag in the bigger book.
If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when you switch books?
I switch books after reading a certain number of chapters in each one. Such as, every five chapters read in the primary book, I’ll pick up the secondary book and read five chapters of that one. Sometimes even every ten chapters, depending on the length and how fast I can get through them.
Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?
No, I never have. When I pick a book to read, I make a point to find a bookmark in my collection to best match it. In fact, I go as far as dump all the magnetic bookmarks in this tea tin I got from an Owlcrate box on my bed to find the perfect one. More often than not, I already know which bookmark I want to use for a specific book as soon as I choose my next read.
Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
I keep them on my nightstand, along with the books I want to read after. Since 2018 started, my monthly TBRs have sat on my nightstand, shrinking as I read books or changed my mind about if I want to read them, or they get bigger if I add books to read during the month.
What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
It depends on what day it is. Monday through Friday, if I am awake enough, I will read on the bus during my morning commute. In the afternoon, it’s a little darker, harder to read, and I want to give my eyes a rest after sitting in front of a computer screen all day. On the weekends, I read the most in the morning, on the couch with a cup of coffee. With breaks in between to eat breakfast and shower and write, I usually keep reading until late afternoon.
How long do you typically read in one sitting?
I can read between five to ten chapters of a book at a time. It really depends on time and my energy level.
Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
I keep the dust jackets on, for fear of losing them. Besides, they don’t bother me like they do other people.
What position do you mainly use to read?
I prefer to sit in a chair or on the couch, to stay focused (I swear I have a “sleep” button on my butt). Other times, if I want to relax, my bed with pillows piled behind me.
Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?
I bought my work purse specifically because it could fit a book inside it. Even if I don’t read on my commute and end up listening to music or staring out the window, I still make sure I have a book with me, like some kind of security blanket. But any other time I go out, like the store or even to the doctor’s office, I don’t bring a book.
How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
I update my progress whenever I read a significant amount of pages. That averages to about twenty or so pages read each time.