It’s been months
in fact, forever since I’ve done a reading tag and I think it’s time to really up my game and respond to the tags I’ve been tagged in. So I’m starting with this really interesting and fun tag: The Currently Reading Tag and I was tagged by the lovely, LaRonda over at Flying Paperbacks; thank you so much!
How many books do you usually read at once?
Maximum three. It’s my way of ensuring that each book is of a different format (hardback, paperback, an electronic copy) because otherwise, I’m going to be so confused. Also, sometimes the formats might even be the same, especially when I’m catching up on my eARCs but then the genres must be different.
How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?
I leave it to my heart. No, but seriously, I just pick up whatever I feel like reading at that point. Though, there might be exceptions like when there’s a deadline for an ARC or when I’m really close to the end. Then I would be picking up such reads first.
Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?
I don’t even usually use bookmarks so switching them is a far-fetched option. I usually read a few pages in every hour or so, so I kind of remember where I left off and since I’ll probably be picking up the book in the next hour too, I’ll just memorize the page number. Though, if I’m reading multiple books at the same time, then I do use a bookmark but switching them through a book is not something that has even remotely occurred to me.
Where do you keep the books you’re currently reading?
Usually next to me. Like I mentioned in the previous answer, I read a few pages every now and then (unless some days are magical and I read chunks in one sitting) so I always keep my physical copies at my hand-reach, like the desk if I’m studying or working, and my bag when I’m at university or anywhere outside, otherwise my bed–my bed is a ‘currently reading’ section, I would say.
What time of the day do you read the most?
I read a little throughout the day but if I had to make a pie chart of my reading time, majority would be the afternoon because that’s when I’m in the least productive state and I feel like reading the most between 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM.
How long do you typically read in one session?
The maximum number of hours I’ve read in one sitting is two hours. I can’t do more than that no matter how riveting a read is; I’ll have to get up, switch tasks or do nothing for a while in between. And this is also a reason why I don’t succeed in many readathons.
Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket off?
Yes! Not because I’m really concerned about the cover (who am I kidding, of course, I am!) but because it’s super difficult to manage the dust jacket while holding the book open or turning the pages and I read a lot while walking so there’s no way I can multitask at that level.
What position do you mainly use to read?
I read a lot while walking so I would say a dynamic, standing position (lol) except for when I read at night before falling asleep. Then I would be lying down and killing my neck while reading.
Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?
The electronic copies are there on my Kindle app on the phone so there’s no chance of leaving the e-books behind but if it’s a physical copy, I’ll still take it almost everywhere I go. I read a lot at university especially while walking around, and if I go down around my apartment society for a bit of fresh air. So a majority of the times, I do!
How often do you update your reading progress on Goodreads?
It depends on where I am when I’m reading. If I’m home then I’ll be more active but if I’m outside then I just screenshot the good things or whatever stood out to me, and later when I get back home I’ll update the progress. If you would like to read my thoughts while I read a book, add me as a friend on Goodreads!
AND THAT’S IT!
Tags might not be everyone’s cup of tea, which is absolutely fine, but I’m still tagging a few lovely bloggers to try this one–if you like. No hard feelings if you don’t, of course! And if you’ve already posted this tag, feel free to leave a link in the comments and I’ll check it out & comment!
Evelina @AvalinahsBooks | Simant @FlippingThruThePages | Shealea @ThatBookshelfBitch | Marie @DrizzleAndHurricaneBooks | Laurie @Laurie’sBookshelf | Camilla @TheReaderInTheAttic | Jenn @BoundToWriting | Gayathri @ElgeeWrites | Charvi @ItsNotJustFiction | Lauren @NorthernPlunder | Kaleena @ReaderVoracious | Michelle @FirstBookLove | Lindsi @DoYouDogEar | Al @PaperteaAndBookflowers | Kristina @BooksAndDaschunds | Sophie @BewareOfTheReader
A quick endnote: any and all support toward this blog is appreciated and if you’re currently willing to help out this blog, please do consider donating through my ko-fi page. [all donations through this will be used for the blog/content creation/giveaways] But if you’re not able to do that, (I still love you!!!) you can help the content by sharing it on social media and commenting.
F A N N A