Thank you, Leah, for tagging me! It’s always nice to take a break from other blogging projects — in fact, September is a good time to take it easy with book tags while I finish reading for Halloween Month.
You may think this tag is about the specific titles I’m reading right now, but it’s actually more of a general look at my reading practices. You’ll have to wait a few weeks (or look back at my previous post) to see what Feel Good Frights I have planned… 😉
So! Here we go!
How many books do you usually read at once?
It depends on three things: (1) how riveting the book is (i.e. if it makes me want to keep my butt in the seat until I’m finished) and/or (2) if it’s an audiobook, and/or (3) whether I have other reading projects at the same time. Around August, for example, I start to collect all the books I want to review in October and, depending on point one, I may switch back and forth between them.
And since I tend to only listen to audibooks while walking/biking/driving, I’ll spend my non-moving hours reading treebooks on the side.
How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?
If I feel like I need a break from a long or heavy book, I’ll switch to something lighter for a while or, like I said above, I’ll switch between multiple reads for a particular project.
Do you ever switch bookmarks halfway through a book?
Only once, and it’s a hilaaaarious story. About a year ago, my Bernedoodle Spurga (see above) was obsessed with tearing up loose pieces of paper. One day, I inexplicably thought it was safe to leave a library book on the sofa for a moment, and when I came back…well, it was VERY lucky she only had eyes for the bookmark (I mean, it had a tassel. What was I thinking??). And that that poor unicorn had clones at the local Half-Price Books.
What time of the day do you read the most?
Lately, the middle of the day. By nighttime, I start to lose focus. My head knows I should let it relax with non-LED-emitting reading material, but my heart just wants to scroll through #reallifemermaid photos on Instagram until the world gets blurry.
How long do you typically read in one session?
Usually about an hour, unless it’s a true binge read like Upright Women Wanted, which kept me going until past midnight.
Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket off?
Not unless it’s a really loose jacket. Most of the hardcovers I read are from the library, so they’re taped on pretty securely.
What position do you mainly use to read
If it’s the middle of the day, I’ll sit on a recliner with my legs propped up, bent at the knee like an easel, or cross-legged. I’m a bit of a restless reader, though, so I tend to shift positions periodically.
If I’m reading at night, I’ll lie on my stomach on my bed (though this does make my back ache after a while. Pro tip: it helps to do a child’s pose, downward dog, or forward bend every so often to give your back a break).
Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?
Only if it’s small, thin, or an e-book.
How often do you update your Goodreads reading progress?
I haven’t used Goodreads in a long time, actually — especially since I started reviewing the Toby books here. And I was never really into posting my reading progress unless I had a particular point to make about it.
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