Currently Reading Tag!

Every time I get back into blogging I really struggle, because I’ve been out of the loop for os long I don’t even know what posts to make. Especially now, since I read but not at the same pace  I used to if I were to write only reviews I would be posting on here once a month ://////////////

SOO to combat this I decided to take part in some tags, I feel like they make a more structured post, otherwise it would just be me here rambling forever about nonnnnsensee.

(Wow if you could see my first drafts of my posts, they’re literally pages long… then I realise I would never sit there and read this so how can I expect other people tooo…(yupp the final posts are after I’ve cut out so many things :)) and there we go again with the rambling. On with the actual book tag!

1 – How many books do you usually read at once?

I’ve always preferred reading one book at a time, I feel like if I read more than one I lose my focus. Also if I’m reading a book and I’m at a point where I want to read something else, I’m probably don’t want to carry on reading the current one….

I used to be always finish a book even if I’m not enjoying its, but I’ve realised that’s what contributes to my reading slumps!

2 – How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?

NEVER, I just give up on the one I’m reading now :’)

3 – Do you ever switch bookmarks partially through a book?

WOWW I always lose bookmarks, you know the way most people can’t finish a lip balm pot, I always lose my bookmark half way through and end up using a random piece of paper…

4 – Where do you keep the books you are currently reading?

They’re usually always around me, which is why sometimes reading thick books is SUCH A NUISANCE. If I’m going out anywhereee I always have to carry the book, EVEN IF THERE’S A 99% CHANCE I WON’T READ IT/

5 – What time of day do you read the most?

I actually don’t have a timee, I just read when I feel like it?? Sometimes if I’m in the reading mood I will sit there fore 4 hours reading, but the next day I might not even touch the book.

6 – How long do you typically read in one session?

Again this usually depends on where I am in the book, usually with slow starting books I read for maybe 15/20mins towards the beginnging. When the pace picks upp is when I can sit for a few hours.

7 – Do you read hardbacks with the dust jackets off?

NO BECAUSE I ALWAYS END UP LOSING THE DUST JACKET!! I saw that a few booktubers were doing this so I was like why nottttt, if it’ll help preserve the book. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather have a damaged dust jacket, than nothing at all :/

8 – What position do you mainly use to read?

As someone in their early 20’s I really have the back problems of grandad because wowwww, reading or not I find it difficult to stay in one position for a long time. When reading I really do the mosttt, I move sooo much. (My backs aching even as a write this posttt, I really don’t know if this is a medical problem or if I just have shite posture…)

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

YES. (Again this is why I have a love-hate relationship with hardback books.

10 – How often do you update your Goodreads reading progress?

I always make this a goal of mine, to constantly update my Goodreads account. But tbh I think I’ve written 5 reviews?? On there EVER. I don’t know I’d kinda rather just post here, but sometimes if I get a book review request then I also post a link to my review on there.

I tag anyone who wants to participate!

(Also side note: I’ve tried to read Illuminae, but I really REALLY couldn’t get through the first chapter… I have actually tried picking it up on two separate occasions but I always end up putting it back down. I don’t know if it’s the format that’s too confusing?? Anyone else experienced this please let me know in the comments!)

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  1. I have back issues, too, and have to change positions a ton when reading. My favorite place is the bath. I’m leaning back and the hot water is soothing. I also use a heating pad when reading on my bed, but I also flip over to my stomach a lot. (That ends up hurting after about 20 minutes).

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  2. Lately my own blog is only book reviews as time is limited and my muse for blogging is sleeping all day long. I like the tag! Though I juggle too many books, maybe that’s why I don’t finish them timely enough!

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    1. I totally understand haha! I’m the sameee, I could probably fit making some new posts, but esp when just getting back into it after not blogging for a long time I only make blog posts for reviews!

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  3. I can’t read more than one book at a time. I do with shows – I guess because when they only have one episode on a week I kind of have to :L – but I’ve always felt like I should focus on one book at a time. I also generally leave my dust jackets on. I took one of my Harry Potter ones off when I last read it as it was getting damaged but tbh I think having it off just led to it getting even more so /:

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      1. Yeah I’m definietely the same. I’ve always stuck to one book at a time so it would feel strange not to.

        That hasn’t happened to me :L I’ve lost a bookmark recently though and don’t have a clue how.

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  4. My blog seems to have become largely book reviews! I should really work on that. Or maybe have one blog for book reviews and one for everything else.

    And I have Illuminae on my shelf. Now I’ll have to read it and let you know what I think of it.

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  5. I agree with you about reading books you don’t particularly enjoy and end up in a reading slump afterwards… Therefore, I have started embracing the art of DNF-ing books and it had been great! 🙂

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    1. I really was someone who HATED not finishing books but realised life’s actually too short for me to force myself just for the sake of saying I finished it 😂

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  6. What fun post. I caught your enthusiasm. For your dust jacket problem…I slip the dust jacket back into the bookshelf where the book belongs when I take it off, that way it doesn’t go walk about.

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  7. When reading the Russians, Tolstoy… I find it easier not to have to try and stuff a book the size of War and Peace in my purse. Such books are allocated to the bedside and chipped away at each night. Currently, I am reading some Elizabeth Strout. Inbetween I drop into a book of French poetry and two other books I received for my birthday. Mon Chat est un hypocrite and Mon Chat est un PSYCHOPATHE. The last two are by Hélène Lasserre & Gilles Bonotaux.
    As well as carrying my current read in my purse, there is an emergency kit, should I finish what I have with me before getting back home. It is a small set of three booklets: WHY I WRITE by George Orwell, POLITICS AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE by George Orwell, and THE SEA CLOSE BY by Albert Camus. Each of the three is power-packed and I can happily read them over and over…

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  8. I enjoyed this post! My answer to the first question pretty much mirrors yours. I find it nearly impossible to read more than one book at a time, mostly because I get so deeply involved in what I’m reading. I find the same problem with writing. I used to write up to two stories at once but those days are long over… I like to really concentrate and put all my effort into one story at a time.

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