December 23, 2020
The Currently Reading Book Tag
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I’m continuing to have FUN during these days before Christmas by catching up on some tags. I appreciate each tag, but I’m not the best at responding! Yesterday, I completed Davida’s Sunshine Blogger’s Award tag.
Thanks Emily @ Frappes and Fiction for tagging me!
How many books do you usually read at once?
I can do a deep dive into one OR I can read three at a time. When I read multiple books, I almost always read different genres. I think it works well to read a fiction and a nonfiction at the same time. I find that most nonfiction can easily be read in chunks allowing space for reading another book. Some readers who read multiple books at a time use time blocking. For example, you might read nonfiction during your morning reading time, a fiction for some afternoon reading time, and poetry or something inspirational before bed. Another strategy for reading multiple books is to choose a fiction/nonfiction book pairing (some examples of pairings in this post). Sometimes I enjoy reading an ebook and an audio book concurrently (ebook for my at-home reading spot and audio for driving, walking, or doing chores). Probably the most I read at one time is three….but I could do more! How about you? How many books do you read at once? Do you have a certain strategy for reading more than one book at a time?
How do you decide to switch between multiple reads?
I’m a huge mood reader so if I’m reading something dense or heavy, I’ll choose a lighter read to balance it out. A good example of this is when I read The Only Plane in the Sky...it was so emotional and heavy that I must have read four books during the time I read Last Plane because I could only read a few pages at a time. Another example is Gentleman in Moscow. Although it was beautifully written and I was committed to finishing it, I found that I needed to take breaks from it and read something else. This strategy kept me from DNFing it and helped me hang in there until I reached the faster-paced ending. Another reason I might switch is if I have an ARC deadline pending or a library due date looming. If you read multiple books at a time, how do you decide when to switch?
Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?
I don’t usually read physical books so I don’t use bookmarks. When I do use a bookmark, I love my little magnetic butterfly and I don’t switch. I like the magnetic bookmark because it doesn’t fall out like other bookmarks! Do you have a favorite bookmark?
What time of day do you read most?
Because I’m recently retired, I read at all times of the day and night. However, you can ALWAYS find me reading late at night after the house is quiet. I like to spend my morning hours checking in with social media and blog hopping. If I’m captivated by a book, I will read ALL day like it’s my job!
How long do you typically read in one session?
Like I mentioned above, I can read ALL day (joys of retirement and the empty nest!)! How much I read in one session really depends on the book and what else is going on in my life. I can typically read a 300-350 page book in one day, so that means I can read a very long time in one session!
Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket off?
Nope. I usually leave it on. If I took it off, I would probably misplace it or it would get smashed somewhere. Safer to leave it on in my opinion. Plus the flap makes a handy bookmark! Do you leave yours on?
What position do you mainly use to read?
I like to switch up positions frequently (because I read so long in one session!), but I think my favorite position in on my back with my head propped…either on the couch, a recliner, or in bed. The only danger in this position is that if I fall asleep, my kindle drops in my face! What is your most comfortable position for reading?
Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?
Absolutely! Because I read on kindle, I have the kindle app on my phone which is with me at all times (the kindle app syncs to my current read) . I look forward to waiting rooms and long lines (pre-pandemic) where I will always seize the opportunity to read! My favorite place to read is in a local bagel shop! Do you read on the go?
How often do you upgrade your Goodreads reading progress?
I update Goodreads when I begin a book and when I finish. I don’t always update my progress unless it’s a book that I’ll be reading over a long period or if I need to return it to the library before I’m finished. I do check my Goodreads news feed every day though. I also use it to check reviews and to track the number of books I read in a year. Are we friends on Goodreads?
***I TAG anyone who wants to participate!
Thanks again Emily for the tag! I hope you enjoyed my answers!
Related: Check out my recent post: What Is Your Reading Style?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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Another fun tag! Like you, I read at all times of the day.
I rarely read one book at a time! I use all 3 formats, and if one book is dragging I’ll throw another book in then come back to it.
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