I was tagged a very long time ago for this super fun Currently Reading Book Tag by Noriko@Diaryofabookfiend. I have to apologize for my tardiness on this one! I’m just getting caught up on book tags. I’d like to thank Noriko for tagging me. Noriko is a wonderful friend with an amazing blog. She writes beautiful book reviews and I’m always interested in what she has to say! Please check out her blog if you haven’t already. I feel blessed to know her. ❤
The original creator of this tag is Charly Reynhorse and you can see it here.
How many books do you usually read at once?
I’m used to reading four books or more at a time. Right now, I’m reading eight, but two are cookbooks, two children’s, and one is my Orthodox Study Bible which will probably take me two years to read. If I’m reading a book with tons of characters or maybe an in depth fantasy, I really prefer to finish that type of book alone to avoid confusion. Sometimes, a book is so good, that I simply can’t stop reading it. When that happens I don’t read anything else alongside it because I obviously can’t put it down! 😉
If you are reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
I sort of have some attention deficit when it comes to reading. If a book isn’t captivating or interesting to me, I’ll switch to something else. Sometimes, I just put it back on the shelf and start something completely different. I’ve discovered this year that I’m more of a mood reader that I thought and that’s okay.
Do you ever switch bookmarks while you are partway through a book?
Yes! Sometimes, I just grab whatever I have nearby. It might be a piece of mail, my phone, or another book. A lot of times, I just turn it upside down until I can get back to it.
Where do you keep the book(s) you are currently reading?
All over the house. Wherever I set it down is where it stays. The only thing I have to be careful with is not putting the books where Bowie (puppy) can get them. She’s in the chewing stage and her dad has eaten a few of my books before! Just check out my first “Lessons from Grandpa” post. Aggressive chewers!
What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
It depends. During Christmas break (now) I’m reading a lot during the days because I have more time available. During the school year, I read more at night. In the summer, I also read more at night. My favorite time to read is right before bed because it helps me relax and fall asleep.
How long do you typically read in one setting?
It just depends on what I’m reading and when. If the book is awesome, I might not stop reading until I finish it. Sometimes chores interrupt my reading and I’ll read bits throughout the day. Real life is the huge determiner.
Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
I never remove the dust jackets. I don’t know why, I just don’t. I will say, I’m always super careful with my books because a torn dust jacket is a pet peeve of mine.
What position do you mainly use to read?
I really enjoy reading in bed, but I also have a very comfortable chair in my bedroom where I like to read. If I’m reading there or on the couch, I usually sit with my legs up on an ottoman or sometimes up on the chair. Here are my favorites…
Do you take the book you are currently reading with you everywhere?
If it’s a physical book, yes. If it’s an eBook, no. My tablet is sort of large with a bulky case on it for protection and I don’t like to carry it everywhere. With Audible, it’s always with me on my phone, which is why I love it so much. I dont like reading eBooks on my phone much.
How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
All the time. Every time I stop and put the book down, I update my progress.
No pressure! I know many people don’t do these. Please link back if you do so I can read yours. 😊
Happy New Year!