Hello Bookworms! Hope you all are enjoying a fantastic reading month.
Today’s post is going to be a very neat book tag that I came across in Isabelle’s blog called Bookwyrm Bites, which is beautiful by the way. Check out her post here. It’s called the Currently Reading Book Tag. I am unaware of its origin however that did not stop me from participating! :p
It’s raining cats and dogs here in Dubai while I’m writing this, and believe me, rains in Dubai is a treat! So I’m curled up in my couch, sipping a cup of cappuccino and writing about my most favorite thing – Books!!
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So let’s begin…
#1 How many books do you usually read at once?
I cannot read too many books together. I think a maximum of 2 is what I can handle. And if I’m reading 2 at once, I try to make sure that 1 is an audiobook and the other a paperback. I hate getting all mixed up if I’m reading a lot of books together because then I start picturing characters all wrong and it becomes a mess.
#2 How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?
I have a system going on (or at least I’d like to think so). I’m a total mood reader so even if I plan my TBR, I don’t always stick to it. So when I’m reading 2 books at once, I try to read from the paperback whenever I get time throughout the day. When I go to bed, I switch to the audiobook. But I all switch at the end of a chapter. I CANNOT stop in between.
#3 Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?
No. To be honest, the bookmark that I’m currently using, has been with me for 2-3 years. I don’t fuss about them. Although I do wish I had some pretty and cute ones.
#4 Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
I usually read bundled up in my rocking chair so I leave it there on the blanket. Sometimes, it’s on the couch and sometimes even in bed. So it, depends where I’m at when I’m reading. Audiobooks I listen to are all on my phone which goes with me wherever I go.
#5 What time of day do you read the most?
I’ll have to say post 8:00 PM. That’s when I have almost finished everything else and I can relax and read. Sometimes it gets a little later than that too. Usually, I read (or listen) till about 12:00 – 01:00 AM.
#6 How long do you typically read in one session?
If, it’s a really interesting book, I lose track of time. If it’s a very heavy or emotional read, I’d say I read 4-5 chapters in one session. Time wise, I guess, 3-4 hours if I do not need to do anything else.
#7 Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket off?
I don’t own hardbacks. I only have The Secret series by Rhonda Byrne in hardback and yes, I took off the dust jacket. In future, if I decide to get hardcovers, dust jackets are definitely coming off while reading. I’m not going to spoil them.
#8 What position do you mainly use to read?
That’s a strange question! I guess mostly curled up on my rocking chair or lying down on my tummy propped up on my elbows. I sometimes also walk around while reading paperbacks. With audiobooks, I’m all over the place if I’m not in bed.
#9 Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?
If it’s an audiobook, that’s on my phone, so yes, it goes everywhere with me. Paperbacks stay at home where nobody can harm them! Unless of course I’m heading out with the intention to read, like to a café or a park.
#10 How often do you update your Goodreads Reading progress?
Twice. Once when I start reading and once when I’m done. I don’t keep updating GR throughout the book. Once I mark a book as ‘read’, I write a review instantly. If I don’t have the time to write the review, I wait to mark it read on GR even if I’ve reached halfway through the next book.
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