It’s definitely time for another book tag. This time, I am braving the Currently Reading book tag that I discovered over on Zezee with Book’s blog a while ago. Go and check out her awesome answers here! (Then come back, please?)
I’ll admit it, I love doing book tags because they are a quick and easy way of getting a blog post scheduled. But they are also fun to do – it’s amazing how many times the questions have caught me out! So if you’re looking for a post or just want some fun, give this a go!
1. How many books do you normally read at once?
I usually have two books on the go – one physical, one ebook. While uni is on, I spend a lot of time reading on the train, so my tablet is ideal for that, but I always tend to have a physical one on the go at home. I also prefer to take my kindle to work on my long Saturday shifts, just because it is a lot lighter and I have lots to take!
During the holidays, it is often only one book because I don’t need to worry about fitting it into a bag. While writing this, I am currently (re)reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch to reading the other book? (Do you read a certain amount of pages in each?)
I sort of answered this in question 1. I tend to read the ebook while I am out and about, then the physical book at home. I’ll just stick to one per reading session. The only time this really changes is when one really grips me and I’ll stick with that and forget the other. Or if I have a library book due back while also reading something else. One per day tends to be my way.
3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book.
Nope. Unless I lose it somewhere (often on my bed!). I actually don’t own that many bookmarks, so can often have them all on the go at once as it is – switching would just get confusing!
4. Where do you keep the book you are currently reading?
On my bedside table. Unless it is in either my uni or work bag, then my book can always be found beside my bed so it is in easy reach morning and evening (and means I know where I have put it!).
5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
During term-time, in the afternoon/evening while I am sitting on a train. But on non-uni days, it tends to be first thing in the morning. What a better way to start the day than having a reading session?
6. How long do you typically read for in one go?
Normally, about half an hour. Of course, there are times when I curl up with a book and forget the world. But when life is crazy, I can justify half an hour reading time without feeling guilty. If I get carried away, then I feel like I should have been studying instead.
7. What position do you mainly use to read?
Again, I’m normally on a train so sitting. But at home, I’m either curled up in my reading chair under my blanket, or sitting on my bed. I guess it looks like sitting is the answer to that one!
8. Do you take the book you are currently reading with you everywhere you go?
Not quite everywhere – I don’t take it with me every time I leave the house. But if I have a long enough shift at work for breaks, then it definitely comes with me then and I always have it when I am travelling. I won’t buy a handbag unless it is big enough to at least fit my kindle in!
9. How often do you update your progress in the book you are currently reading on Goodreads?
I don’t, really. I’ll update it when I start the book and update again when I have finished it, but I rarely update in-between. This is partly because I am often reading ebooks, so it is difficult figuring out how far through you are!
So there we have it, my Currently Reading tag. Do you do any of the same things as me, or do you do them all different? I’d love to know! Comment below or do the tag for yourself!