Currently Reading Tag

This week I thought I would do the currently reading tag created by Charly Reynhorse.

How many books do you usually read at once?

It depends on what time of year it is. Now that it’s the school holidays, I generally read one at a time, but when it’s term time, it can be up to three. I have one fiction book before bed, and ebook for my commutes and an audiobook for when I’m studying. Sometime I read the same book in different formats when doing this.

If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch to reading the other book?

As I said in the previous question, each book is for a different situation, so I read whatever is most applicable.

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book?

Not unless I lose my bookmark in my duvet and can’t be bothered to find it. Then I’ll grab another and use that for a while, adding the old one (once found) to my pile of bookmarks.

Where do you keep the book you’re currently reading?

On me at all times. I usually leave it on my pillow until I need to leave the house, then I take it with me incase I have time to read whilst I’m out.

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

I usually read before bed or in the evening. I like knowing that I don’t have to stop reading for anything as it allows me to enjoy the book more.

How long do you typically read for in one go?

If I’m not reading whilst I’m waiting for something, I usually read for at least an hour, normally closer to two. After that I often find it hard to concentrate and stop enjoying the book as much.

Do you read hard covers with the dust jacket on or off?

Off, as I find it nearly always slips off a bit and gets damaged.I normally leave it in the empty space on my bookshelf where the book normally is.

Which position do you mainly use to read?

I either read sitting up or lying on my stomach in bed with the book on the pillow. If I am very tired I will read on my side, though this makes it hard to see the pages and doesn’t last very long.

Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

Yes, I take it everywhere with me, even if I know that I won’t have time to read it, just in case.

How often do you update your progress in the book you’re currently reading on goodreads?

I normally update once when I start and once when I finish the book. Occasionally if a book is taking me a long time or if I am not enjoying it very much, I will update it more as a motivational tool.

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