Hello! This morning I woke up to a few inches of snow and am feeling fairly cross about it. I don’t like the feeling of being trapped in the house and my car does not do well on snowy roads. So, today I will be stuck at home with my kiddo, dog, and cat and thought I’d do a tag to make it a bit more interesting. So, here we are with the Currently Reading Tag. I found it as an older post over at Howling Libraries.
How many books do you usually read at once?
I’ve fairly recently worked out a system for this that keeps me from getting into slumps as often as I did. Typically I will have either a physical or e-books I am currently reading and an audio book. For some reason keeping an audio in the lineup helps my mojo. So, two at a time.
If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
Since I’m just doing physical and audio it isn’t too hard. The audiobook is for the car, while I’m cooking or doing chores, or in the shower. The physical book is for when I have time to actually sit down and read a few pages.
Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?
My bookmark is whatever I have on hand at the time that won’t damage the book. Most recently I used a gift card receipt because it was handy at the time. I have also been known to grab a sock, gum wrapper, a tissue…I’m not picking about my bookmarks and they can change at a moment’s notice.
Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
My currently reading book always gets put on a certain shelf in my living room. It is high enough the dog can’t sniff at it, the cat is too lazy to jump that high, and the kid knows better than to be grabbing mommy’s books. Also keeps me from losing it because, lets face it, my memory isn’t what it once was.
What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
I don’t really have a specific time of day I find myself reading, it really just depends on what is going on. Some evenings I’ll pick up the book and read before bed but that isn’t always the case. The only time I can be relied upon to have a book going is in the shower.
How long do you typically read in one sitting?
No more than a half hour at a time. My eyes get tired and I am always surrounded by distractions so it is hard to really settle in for the long haul.
Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
If I am leaving the house or taking a nice bath I will take the dust jacket off. I dropped the jacket of a book in the water once and now I’m paranoid about it. But, if I’m just around the house, I leave it on. I really hate when it gets out of alignment with the hardback though. Drives me bonkers.
What position do you mainly use to read?
My favorite is when I get to be an old woman in the recliner. Legs up, leaned back, cozy blanket. Mmmmm.
Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?
Hah, no. It usually only leaves the house if I am taking my girl to the library. Otherwise when I’m running errands or whatever it would be little more than an extra weight in my bag.
How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
I try to update it anytime I put down the book for the day. If we are heading up on 10pm and I’ve had the opportunity to read a bit that day I will open the Goodreads app and slap in a quick update and perhaps a snarky comment if I’m in the mood. I really like seeing the progress bar move. Haha.
That is it for the currently reading tag! If you want to, please feel free to tag yourselves. I hope everybody has a lovely day.