While browsing the WordPress reader, I found this Currently Reading book tag on Books & Munches’ book blog. I wasn’t tagged but I liked the questions so thought I would do it anyway!
If you’d like to do this tag, let me know in the comments below and I’ll pop a link up here to your blog!
On with the questions!
How many books do you usually read at once?
I’m usually juggling two or three books at the same time. I always have one audiobook going, for my walk to and from work, and while I do the dishes, ironing and other household chores. Pro tip! Listen to an audiobook while doing daily chores. They will still suck, but at least you’ll be listening to a good book!
I always have something on my Kindle for on the go. My Kindle is always in my handbag, and I’ll whip it out whenever I can, even while I’m waiting by the side of the road for two minutes for the light to change.
And on top of that, I’ll usually have a physical book on my bedside table as well!
If you are reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
I switch books depending on where I am and which medium I’m using. Some books I really want to have as a physical copy on my bookshelf, and with others I’m not too bothered, so I’ll just get it on my Kindle.
Do you ever switch bookmarks while you are partway through a book?
My bookmarks are usually whatever is laying closest to me when I need a bookmark. Most of the time it’s an old receipt or some tissue paper, but I like the idea of using proper bookmarks! I have nice ones from bookdepository.com but I’ve never actually bought a bookmark.
Where do you keep the book(s) you are currently reading?
I feel like I have answered every question in my first answer. Oops! My physical book will be on my bedside table or the coffee table, depending on where I fell asleep the night before. My Kindle is in my handbag or my bedside table (for those nights when my boyfriend gets angry at me for having the light on at 2 in the morning on a work night).
What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
I mostly do my reading at ungodly hours of the night, apologising to future me for not getting enough sleep.
How long do you typically read in one sitting?
Depends! Some days I will only read one chapter and other days I’ll finish an entire book in one sitting.
Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
Always off! If I’m going to spend good money on a hardback to look pretty on my shelf, I’m not going to ruin it by wrinkling the dust jacket.
What position do you mainly use to read?
I’m usually in my bed or on the couch, stretched out, sinking in to a pile of pillows. If I’m on my Kindle, I tend to prop it up against a pillow so I can read laying down.
Do you take the book you are currently reading with you everywhere?
Yes! Not the physical one, because my handbag is heavy enough without it, unless I am really into it, then it comes with me even to the grocery shop. You might have two minutes while waiting in line – valuable time that could be spent reading!
How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
Uh. Never. I throw it onto my Currently Reading shelf and then update once I’m finished.
That’s it! I’m really curious to see how everyone else is with their books! If you’ll be doing the tag, send me a link! If not, tell me about what you’re currently reading!