Random/Book Tags

The Currently Reading Book Tag

I would like to thank Emily @ Frappes and Fiction for tagging me! If you haven’t already checked out her blog, please do! She writes interesting book reviews and other fun write-ups!

The Questions

How many books do you usually read at once?
I usually read one, at a time. There aren’t any good bookstores or libraries near me, so I mostly read on my phone. If I do have a paperback version of the book I want to read, I read two at a time, one on my phone and the paperback. It has worked well for me, so far.

How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?
I don’t have any particular criteria, I listen to audiobooks while travelling. But if I’m in the process of reading two books at a time, I would prefer to read the one that is so good that I couldn’t think of doing anything but reading.

Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?
I don’t use bookmarks. I prefer to remember the page numbers. It works great in keeping track of my reading progress as well.

What time of day do you read the most?
Usually evening or night. But if the book is so good that nothing else matters, I would wake up at 4:00am to know how it ends.

How long do you typically read in one session?
I don’t have a fixed time period. I read till I finish the book or fall asleep or realise that I have a test that I haven’t started preparing for. All of it usually happens after midnight.

Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket off?
Not really. But if they keep falling off, I take them and keep them aside and put them back on after I’m done reading.

What position do you mainly use to read?
*thinking* I usually read while sitting/laying on my bed or if Im waiting for something to happen, I read standing up. But I don’t usually read while standing for more than 10 to 15 minutes.

Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?
90% of the books I read are on my phone. So, yes, I (used to) take my read with me everywhere I go, except school and church.

How often do you update your Goodreads reading progress?
Rarely. I always forget that I have a Goodreads profile and when I do remember, I update it in bulk. I’ll add 7 – 10 books to my ‘read’ list and a few more to ‘want to read’.

That was all for this tag! I tag:
Millay’s Musings
Wishing Upon A Star
A Fictional Journal
Url Phantomhive
Jess Bookish Life

Also, a little note regarding this month’s posting schedule. Due to the poetry series held here last month, I was unable to follow up on a few tags that I had been tagged for. So, I’ll be doing tags the entire month and to accommodate all of them, I’ll be posting twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Thank you so much for all the tags and I look forward to doing them!!


35 thoughts on “The Currently Reading Book Tag

  1. Awesome answers D! Most of my books are from the library or thrift store, but when stores and libraries were closed earlier this year, I downloaded books on my Kindle Fire which I was really thankful for!
    I used to spend hours reading in the evening, but now my eyes feel too tired at night to do it. lol so I usually read in the late morning or late afternoon!

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    1. Thank you, Maggie!!
      Glad you downloaded books beforehand! Aw..that’s too sadπŸ˜‚ The night is the best time to read!! But I guess the morning works tooπŸ‘
      Thank you for reading and sharing your answers!!

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    1. Thank you! That’s great! Glad you could relate!
      I felt reading standing up came across as too weird πŸ˜‚ Apparently, almost everyone hates dust jackets, I never gave it much thought before today!

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  2. Great post! Thanks for the tag!
    I always take of the dust-cover and I recently convinced a co-worker to buy a book (probably the first in a decade or so), so he ordered a hardcover and he was upset about the dust-cover (to him, it looked like a cheap edition since they hadn’t even printed the cover on the book). I did tell him that people usually pay a lot of money for this type of editions, but even I am not entirely sure why there are dust-covers.

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    1. Thank you! My pleasure! Looking forward to reading your answers!
      Oh, that’s sad, being disappointed after buying a book after such a long period.
      Dust covers don’t exactly seem necessary for books that individuals buy but they do protect those books in libraries and other places from wear due to excessive use.

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      1. I think he is fine with it now. I see why libraries use it. But my local library for example often has paperbacks that they themselves have bound into a hardcover. It is not always so pretty, but at least it protects the books.

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  3. cool!
    eek, i DESPISE dust jackets. recently, i was reading a novel- Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh- and it comes with a giant dust jacket… i took it off till i was done!
    yeah, same. evenings are the best time- nights are reserved for watching (if i have time)
    ooooh, lol. i signed up for goodreads, but i didn’t even bother changing my profile.
    how do you not forget the numbers????! i just doggy-ear them, cos my memory isn’t all that great!
    i loved reading your answers. this is a great tag!!
    ❀ ❀ ❀
    love always,

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    1. Glad you could relate!! Wait, WHAT?! You DOGGY-EAR the pages?! πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚
      Just use bookmarks, it’s better!!
      Thank you so much, gotw!! Would you like to do this tag? I’ll tag you in the post if you’d like to do it!❀️

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      1. i don’t post tags as such- besides, i’ve already given out half the answers xD!
        if you’d like, i can just attach the answers in the comments. thank you for offering- that’s very kind!

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚
      Oh, you’re a night owl too? It’s always a pleasure to meet a fellow night owl!!πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚
      Glad you could relate! My pleasure! I look forward to reading your answers!❀️

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  4. Cool tag! I dislike eBooks, but a lot of times the books I want to read are either free (or sometimes $1-2) as an eBook or $12 for a paperback, so I read the eBook version. I still read a lot of physical books though.

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