The other day, I stumbled upon a super fun tag Kelly over at Another Book In The Wall did on her blog and as I was reading the questions I kept finding myself wanting to answer them too. They’re quick and easy to answer questions and don’t make you think about any specific books (which is always a big plus, I swear whenever someone asks me to think of books for questions my mind just blanks…) so this tag was pretty much made for me?
Phew, okay. I just had to click my way through about ten different blogs to find out who created this tag originally and guys, I was successful: Charly Reynhorse over on YouTube! And now that we’ve done that, let’s jump right into this tag, shall we?
How Many Books Do You Usually Read At Once?
I would say at least two at any given point in time: a physical book and an audiobook that I’ll listen to when I’m out and about by myself.
Here’s a look at what’s on my Currently Reading shelf over on Goodreads right now. I’m buddy reading Shadow and Bone with Caro to get ourselves ready for the release of King Of Scars in January (this is Caro’s first time reading the books so I’m super curious to see her reactions and what she thinks of this world! I’m doing my first ever reread of the Grisha trilogy and I am super curious if/how my feelings change on characters the trilogy as a whole!
My audiobook of choice at the moment is Crazy Rich Asians though it is taking me a bit to get through it – I might need an afternoon of taking a walk around where I live, I think! And lastly, I’m still trying to get through Outrun The Wind which is actually taking me forever to read. URGH. Plus, this book has some ridiculously long chapters and those are my biggest enemy when it comes to getting a lot read.
How Do You Decide When To Switch Between Multiple Reads?
I’m a mood reader through and through, so usually, I’ll switch whenever to something else whenever I feel like it. But then again, sometimes I’ll get so sucked into a story that I read the book until I’m done before I pick up either of the other books I’m reading too.
Do You Ever Switch Bookmarks Partway Through A Book?
Never! My bookmark of choice is actually this little ruler type thing that has my sticky tabs on it, so as long as I’m reading a certain book that’ll be the bookmark for the entire time.
Where Do You Keep the Book(s) You’re Currently Reading?
It used to be on/in my bed, right next to my pillow for the longest time but I’ve since made the smart decision to actually use a nightstand for my books and journals (plus, to put down my coffee so it’s closer to me) so that’s where they live now. 🙂
What Time Of Day Do You Read The Most?
I feel like I get about 80% of my reading done at night. This used to be the case especially when I still lived at home because everyone would be asleep and I wouldn’t get distracted and it’s still true now that I live by myself and the only one distracting me from getting reading done is myself (honestly, I’m my worst enemy 90% of the time).
How Long Do You Typically Read In One Session?
This various, a lot! When I’m doing buddy reads I’ll usually read to fulfill the daily page goal to make sure I don’t fall behind (which I’ll still do) and then if I want to read more, I’ll do that. And other times I’ll spend hours on end reading a book, probably until I turn the final page and there’s nothing more for me to read. This will happen a lot with anticipated contemporary novels. I’ll sit down to read and before I know it, I’ve finished the book and hours upon hours have passed.
Do You Read Hardbacks With the Dust Jacket Off?
Usually, off! I feel like I’m too clumsy to keep the jacket on. xD I’ll only put it back on once I’m done reading for the day – they make for great bookmarks too, by the way!
What Position Do You Mainly Use To Read?
95% of the time, I’m laying down in bed! Since I do most of my reading at night anyway, I’m usually in bed too. And since I love to write down notes and stuff in my books while reading, I’m usually on my back too. I can’t write as well when I’m laying down on my stomach or side.
Do You Take Your Current Read With You Everywhere You Go?
My audiobook, yes. Physical copies usually not. Unless I know I’ll have time to actually read my physical copy, then I’ll bring it. I stayed at my parents’ this past weekend so my 16-year-old brother wouldn’t be by himself at night so I did bring a physical book to read as I don’t really have to active watch him unlike when I babysit my nephews, for example.
How Often Do You Update Your Goodreads Reading Progress?
Usually, at the end of a reading session. Unless something really exciting, horrible, sad, etc. happens then I’ll probably update more often. I also have to say, I used to update a lot more a couple of years ago and my updates used to actually tell me how I was feeling any given book, unlike these days. And I need to change that – it would make reviewing much easier.
Okay, let’s see who we should tag for this post! Since I’ve already mentioned you, I’ll go with Caro from bookcheshirecat and also Kaysie over at BlessedlyBookish, Beth at Reading Every Night, Sarah at Thoughts Of The Reader and Iris over at Hoard Of Books!
I obviously want to hear from you guys too, so:
- How many books do you read at once?
- When do you get most of your reading done?
- How often do you update your reading progress?
- Dust Jacket: off or on while reading?
Let me know down in the comments below and if you want to do this tag too, please leave a pingback so I can check out you guys’ posts too!