The Currently Reading Book Tag

When I first saw this tag done by Destiny @Howling Libraries,  I was a little confused. How many questions could possibly be asked about the book you are currently reading? It turned out that this was a tag that had more to do with reading habits, which I find it strangely fun to talk about. For anyone who is curious about what I am actually currently reading, it is Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Audrey Niffenegger, just in time for Halloween!

1) How many books do you usually read at once?

I’ve only ever been able to read one book at a time, which probably explains why I couldn’t do much reading all the years I was in school. When I try to read more than one, I end up prioritizing one over the other anyway so it ends up being like reading just one. If anything, having more than one in progress at once irritates me since I track my reading on Goodreads, and it bugs me when it shows that a book takes too long (or whatever I think is too long) to finish. My TBR list is massive, but I don’t find reading multiple books at once actually helps me in any productive way.

2) If you’re reading more than one book at once, how do you decide when to switch books?

I guess I’ll answer this one hypothetically, since I don’t read more than for exactly this problem. In reality, I wouldn’t switch very effectively. I’d either get so absorbed in one book that I’d abandon the other, or so bored of one that I’d avoid it and keep picking up something else. If for whatever reason I had to read more than one at a time, I’d probably switch depending on my mood or depending what is due back to the library soonest.

3) Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book.

No? Why would anyone do that? The only time I change bookmarks is if I can’t find mine. I don’t collect bookmarks and don’t really care what my bookmark looks like. There are some very nice ones out there, but I don’t see the purpose in randomly switching in the middle of a book.

4) Where do you keep the book(s) you are currently reading?

On my desk, with a stack from the library of my upcoming reads on the floor next to my desk.

5) What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

In the evenings, mostly, since that’s the only time I have during the week. I work 8:30 to 4:30 every day, and in the kind of job where reading during the day is impossible. Even on my lunch break, it’s often too noisy in the staff room to focus on a book plus my coworkers like to socialize during breaks.  On weekends, unless I’m out for the day, I read most of the day.

6) How long do you typically read in one sitting?

Generally a couple of hours at a time.

7) Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?

I used to only read with the dust jacket on, but I found it was likely to get ripped or dirty that way. Now I leave it off, and safely out of the way.

8) What position do you mainly use to read?

Usually sitting at my desk, but sometimes sitting with the pillows propped up behind me on the bed. I can’t read comfortably lying down.

9) Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

When I was in university and college, I always had a book with me to the point where even my TA’s were asking if I was an English major. Now there’s no point since I wouldn’t be able to read in the places I’m going (generally work), and I can’t read on public transit or in cars at all.

10) How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you are currently reading?

Usually I only update once at the end of the day, unless I have a status I want to add about a specific quote, event, character, etc.

For once, I remembered to tag! I will tag:

Harini @ BooksandReaders
Kourtni @ KourtniReads
FNM @ FNMBookReviews
Anushka @ GoingThroughBooks
Beth @ ReadingEveryNight



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