Currently Reading Book Tag

Hello friends! I hope everyone is doing well and has had a good if not great week so far. I for one am very much looking forward to the weekend so I don’t have to think about work anymore (hopefully). But I digress because I’ve decided to do a quick and fun book tag that doesn’t require me to think too hard about my answers because I’m definitely that over-thinker πŸ˜‚ Lucky for me, Alexis @ The Reading Addict tagged me to do the Currently Reading Book Tag and it’s just the right kind of tag I was looking to do. If you haven’t already, go check out Alexis’ blog for some great reviews and bookish content!

How many books do you usually read at once?

I used to be really good at juggling reading multiple books at once but lately I’ve been reading one book at a time. I tend to start multiple books (say 2-3) but put the others aside when one of them reels me in!

how do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?

When I used to read multiple books it would basically depend on my mood. I didn’t really have a system of reading a certain amount of pages a day, I just read until my mood dictated otherwise (oh the joys of being a mood reader 🀣). Sometimes when I step out of my comfort zone and end up reading a horror or something creepy, I’ll switch my reads at night or when I get too scared! LOL

do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?

I don’t! I actually rarely use the many many bookmarks that I have because I tend to lose them if they’re not attached to my book! I honestly don’t know how I so easily lose bookmarks… It’s a talent. …But I guess if using different receipts/tissues/papers or whatever else I can get my hands on to use as a bookmark counts, then I guess I do switch bookmarks quite a lot? πŸ˜‚

what time of day do you read the most?

I tend to read the most at night but sometimes I’ll take cheeky breaks from work and spend 30(ish) minutes reading during the day! I really try my best to not do this as often while WFH 😬

how long do you typically read in one session?

This is a good question! I don’t actually think about it when I’m reading “for the night” unlike when I read during work breaks. At nights I guess it’s usually a couple of hours depending on what time I get into bed but it’s one hour at the very least!

do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket off?

Always! I don’t know how people read hard covers with dust jackets on because I’m always worried I’ll ruin the jackets as they’re always slipping up and down the book. I especially hate when the bottoms get scrunched up because they’ve slipped past the edge of the book πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

what position do you mainly use to read?

I don’t know why but I find this such a funnily worded question! I’m such a weirdo. But I mostly read lying down or half-way to lying down just because my arms get tired. But now that I think about it I do move around a lot while reading!

do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?

I go everywhere with a book. Even if it’s just to the supermarket and I will most likely not be able to read and don’t need to bring a book, I will bring my Kindle at the very least. Actually, the only time I don’t bring my “current read” with me is when I’m reading a big hardcover or tome… Like that time I was reading Priory of the Orange Tree… That was a chunkster! πŸ˜…

how often do you update your goodreads reading progress?

I try to update my progress as soon as I start a book but I tend to forget to update what I’m “currently reading” and just mark it when I finish and I’m writing my review for the book. I used to be much more diligent at updating this but I’ve been getting quite lazy (and forgetful!) lately 😬

And that’s a wrap on the currently reading book tag! I’ve tagged a few people to do this but please don’t feel pressured to if you don’t feel like it or don’t do tags. Also, feel free to do this even if I haven’t tagged you–I’d love to see your answers! 😍

i tag:

Leah | Becky | Ali | Christopher | Emer | YOU!

23 thoughts on “Currently Reading Book Tag

    1. Haha same here! I will just keep fiddling with it and I’d be focusing on placing the book down very gently or keeping it in a particular position that doesn’t damage it instead of focusing on the story πŸ˜‚

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    1. Reading for a few hours in bed at night is the perfect way to end the day imo. At least, it’s my fave way and my day feels incomplete if I don’t end up reading πŸ˜… Oh fair, I think if it was a plastic wrapped hardcover I would also read it with the dust jacket on but when they’re loose they just mess me up haha

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  1. Great post, love your answers to the questions!! As a kid I always had 3-4 or sometimes 5 books on the go – now I am older I’ll read 2-3 at once but end up focusing more on the one that’s drawn me in like you 😊 I also take a book EVERYWHERE – just in case πŸ˜‚. Love this post! πŸ’œ

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  2. This gif made me want to rewatch The Big Bang Theory! I will strongly suggest it to my bf to watch tonight πŸ˜€

    I also usually have a couple of books on the go, but tend to focus more on one at a time. But I’ve been trying to NOT start multiple books at ones, because then I end up with a couple of books on my GR currently reading shelf for months and it really bugs me πŸ˜€

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