The Currently Reading Tag

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re doing well!

I think everything going on here in India and around the world has taken its toll on me and I haven’t been feeling like reading much in June and I haven’t been writing much in the last couple of months. When I used to sit down to write a new blog, I was instantly hit by inspiration and could develop a story out of a single word, feeling playful and creative. But these days…not so much. So I saw this fun tag on Bookish Luna and thought I would answer the questions, giving myself a breather.

You can find her answers here and mine below of course. If you like the questions, do the tag yourself or let me know in the comments if/what we have in common.

Currently reading: 

 

I’m reading Game, Set, Match. I feel like it’s been going more slowly than usual and it has nothing to do with the book (which is great) but it’s just my mood.

 

How many books do you usually read at once?

I have never tried reading more than one book at a time. I like being immersed in the story and devour the book from start to finish before picking up a new one. I don’t know why I’ve never tried reading more than one. It might be similar to watching shows. I watch multiple ones at once but somehow I’m not attracted to the idea of reading more than one book.

How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?

Don’t have to. 😉

Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?

Only if I somehow manage to lose one.

Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

I keep them somewhere close by. I like having them next to me when I write on my laptop, or on the coffee table, and mostly on my nightstand.

What time of day do you read the most?

Gosh, it depends. I like reading a chapter or two before breakfast sometimes and in bed before sleep if I don’t feel like watching a show or a movie. But mostly, I read in the late afternoon before I workout.

How long do you typically read in one session?

Again…it depends. I would say anywhere between half an hour and an hour, but I love losing myself in a book for hours (it just happens rarely because I feel bad for not running around the house doing chores). But no matter what, I always read at least one chapter because I hate stopping in the middle.

Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket off?

I prefer reading paperbacks but if I do read a hardback, then I leave the jacket on.

What position do you mainly use to read?

I love reading in an armchair with my legs tucked under me. Or outside on the balcony, stretching my legs on the railing. And on my bed on my stomach.

Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?

Right now, my only trips outside are to go to the grocery store or for a run and walk so I don’t bring my current read with me. But if I were to go somewhere else and because driving anywhere here in Bangalore takes a long time, I would definitely bring my book with me.

How often do you update your Goodreads reading progress?

I feel like I am always neglecting Goodreads. I update it when I start and finish a book.

 

13 thoughts on “The Currently Reading Tag

  1. I really hate stopping in the middle of a chapter too. I always have to read until I get to a natural stopping point otherwise I end up loosing where I am in a book. I really enjoyed reading your answers!

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  2. Sorry for the delay to commenting as I usually do but I was in hospital for a week, being drip fed with a strong antibiotic. Some idiot initially diagnosed me with Covid-19 but as a consultant said to me later anything they don’t quite understand they put down to the pandemic. She said she was 99% sure it was not Covid-19. It turned out to be a bad infection.
    I’m sorry the pandemic has been getting you down but is must be difficult ‘000s of miles from family even though your husband is there.
    I cannot answer your questions at the mo’ but I will. My attention span is low at the moment.

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  3. I now have recovered enough to answer the questions.
    My current read in Huckleberry Finn; I’ll follow this with To Kill a Mockingbird. Why? Look out for a future blog post for the reason why.
    The only time I read more than one book at once is one fiction and one or more factual.
    Switching between books depends on how good is the novel. If it’s a good novel I rarely put it down till I finish it. If it’s interesting enough to finish I’ll switch from the novel to factual when I begin to be bored.
    I rarely use a bookmark with a book, just scraps of paper. As because of small flat I now usually now read Kindle versions which just open up where I’ve left them.
    Mostly on my iPad, close by.
    No particular time I read, just when I feel like it.
    If a novel is interesting enough I’ll probably read it in one session.
    I rarely read hardbacks but it has a cover I will leave it on. The exception is in the run-up to Christmas when I’ll take A Christmas Carol or another Christmas story from the complete works of Dickens. They are all hardbacks, no covers.
    Usually I read sitting in a chair of sitting up in bed.
    If it’s on the iPad always; if a book rarely but I’ll have tried to finish it before I leave.
    I’ve no interest in Goodreads and have never used it. I tend to read what I’m prompted to read by all sorts of events. Bit like music really.

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