Okay, so. Let’s talk reading habits, shall we? The way I consume books has changed a lot over the last few years, and my habits are constantly evolving to fit my lifestyle. Where I used to be a strictly one book at a time kind of gal, now I can enjoy multiple stories simultaneously. Where I used to be a reading night-owl, now I read whenever I have a free moment. I was tagged a while ago by Abby @ Beyond The Read to do the Currently Reading Book Tag, so let’s get on with it! P.S. This tag was originally created by Charly Ray 😊
1. HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU USUALLY READ AT ONCE?
As I mentioned previously, I used to only be able to read one book at a time. A lack of focus and a mixing of storylines was a huge issue for me, but somewhere along the way, that all changed. Even though I do tend to still only read one at a time, I’ll occasionally have two on the go depending on various factors 🤭 I think the most I’ve ever read simultaneously was three, and trust me. It didn’t go well 😂
2. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHEN TO SWITCH BETWEEN MULTIPLE READS?
So this is actually why I tend to stick to one book at a time. I have a habit of binging the one I’m most interested in, and neglecting the other. It sort of just depends on the reason why I have multiple reads. If one of them is a super dense adult fantasy, I try and stick to a daily page schedule, then just read something else during the rest of my downtime in the day. Otherwise, it’s totally random and a complete mood choice 🤭
3. DO YOU EVER SWITCH BOOKMARKS PARTWAY THROUGH A BOOK?
I don’t think I’ve ever done this, in all honesty 😂 I’m not as big of a bookmark collector as some readers, so I tend to stick to the same couple until they fall apart. Unless I lose one, I don’t really change it up, partway through a book or otherwise 🤷♀️
4. WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU READ THE MOST?
Once upon a time, I got all of my reading done on a night. In fact, I rarely read during the day at all. But since my work schedule has changed and I’ve learned to manage my free time differently, I now get the majority of my reading done in the morning. I’m a total early bird, but sometimes I miss reading before bed. I should try and get back into that habit 🙈
5. HOW LONG DO YOU TYPICALLY READ IN ONE session?
Honestly, it totally depends. Am I at work that day, or is it a day off? Do I have a ton of housework to get done? Do I have other plans? How much am I enjoying the book? I try to squeeze in at least half an hour for a session, just so I have enough time to actually make a small dent. If I have the day off, however, and life doesn’t get in the way, one session can be a couple hours if I’m super invested in the story 🤭
6. DO YOU READ HARDCOVERS WITH THE DUST JACKET ON OR OFF?
This is another one that totally depends. Some dust jackets fit snugly enough that I don’t have to worry about damaging them, while others hang loose and get in the way. If that’s the case, the jacket comes off, but otherwise I’m not too fussed 🤷♀️
7. WHAT POSITION DO YOU MAINLY USE TO READ?
I wish I was one of these people who could read lying down, but if I’m not sat up I just can’t get comfortable. There’s really nothing else to say 😂
8. DO YOU TAKE YOUR CURRENT READ WITH YOU EVERYWHERE YOU GO?
I don’t really leave the house anymore except to go to work (thanks 2020, you’ve been a great host 😑), but I very rarely took a book out with me beforehand anyway. I used to be able to read a bit at work, but alas, that’s no longer the case 😂
9. HOW OFTEN DO YOU UPDATE YOUR GOODREADS READING PROGRESS?
I don’t tend to update my progress at all aside from starting/finishing a book, unless there’s a particularly memorable quote or I have thoughts that I just can’t contain until my review. I just don’t use Goodreads as much as I used to 😬
So there you have my answers for the Currently Reading Book Tag! If you want to give it a go, consider yourself tagged 🤭 Until next time, happy reading 😘