The year 2019 has thus far been the Year of the Slump for me, so I thought it would be ironic and fun to do the Currently Reading Book Tag! The lovely Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall tagged me in this one back in September, and now felt like the perfect time to discuss my reading habits & struggles a bit. If you aren’t already following Kelly please be sure to check out her blog and rectify that immediately: she is incredibly kind and her blog is so aesthetically pleasing!
I am not sure who created this tag; please let me know if you do so I can add credit to the post.
How Many Books Do You Usually Read At Once?
At heart I am a book monogamist: I read one book at a time. I’ve always envied my blogging buddies that can shift between different reads, and this year I really started to schedule some buddy reads to help cultivate a book juggling skill. It isn’t working, fam. I wind up with 3-8 books on my Goodreads Currently Reading shelf and not reading anything. I just prefer to dive into one story at a time and having multiple reads stresses me out.
How Do You Decide When To Switch Between Multiple Reads?
…honestly, when I have finished a book. I try to read more than one book at a time but it usually doesn’t work for me. I will switch between formats a bit depending on where I am (physical versus eBook), but unless I am bored I will stick with the book.
Do You Ever Switch Bookmarks Partway Through A Book?
No? I am not a bookmark collector and usually use whatever is lying around to mark my place in the book. Although I do have pre-order campaign bookmarks for some of my faves that stay in the books.
Where Do You Keep the Book(s) You’re Currently Reading?
My physical books that I am currently reading are onn the bookshelf next to my bed in a stack, and my Kindle stays there as well.
What Time Of Day Do You Read The Most?
At night before bed! I have a nightly routine to wind down that ends with reading in bed until I fall asleep, and it is usually 1-3 hours a night. Sometimes I also read when I wake up if I have the time, and I will also read on the weekends, but nighttime is my time.
How Long Do You Typically Read In One Session?
Anywhere between 1 and 3 hours, typically. On rare occasions I will read a book in one sitting, but usually I have so many other things to do (laundry, shopping, video games).
Do You Read Hardbacks With the Dust Jacket Off?
Uh, duh. If I read with the dust jacket on it would get ruined.
What Position Do You Mainly Use To Read?
I am a side-reader, so curled up on my side and usually with a cat butt in my face.
Do You Take Your Current Read With You Everywhere You Go?
In that I have the Kindle app on my phone, yes. I often will bring a physical book with me to work if the weather’s nice to read outside but I do mot of my reading at home.
How often Do You Update Your Goodreads Reading Progress?
It really depends on the book! I usually will update if I remember when I put the book down, but since I often just fall asleep mid-page I often don’t. I sometime will use updates to help with my review in writing un-spoiler thoughts, though.