Hey-llo to everyone! We’re doing something interesting today. No it’s not preachy or cheesy. It’s bookish! A couple of days ago, I saw this tag on Nehal’s Blog, and she had so much fun with the answers!
So I’m gonna steal her idea and let’s get going now-
1. How many books do you usually read at once?
Usually, 2 or 3. But lately I’ve got 4 on my currently reading list. But sometimes, it’s hard to keep track of the books. The plotlines get mixed, the page numbers jumbled and god knows what. So my book reading process begins like:
Step 1: Begin 10 books.
Step 2: Categorize 6 as DNF (“Did not finish”).
Step 3: Select any 3 as your final favorites and read them.
Okay, not that systematic. For me, the book has to get VERY interesting in the first few pages. If not, you belong in the DNF bin.
2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch to reading the other book?
When my brain cannot handle more information from the book. You know the best way to take a break from a book? Read another one. When I think I’ve read enough of a book already, I switch to the other one!
3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book?
Oh, if I ever used bookmarks.
I tend to turn my book upside down (and eventually get the binding weaker) or just put whatever comes to my hand: A newspaper, comb or a safety pin.
And I’ve tried to make bookmarks, but trust me, I lost all of them in a day.
4. Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
Depends on which type it is. I read hard copies before I go to bed, so I tuck it under my pillow. What’s interesting is that I get dreams about whatever book I tuck underneath that night! Coming to e-books, I usually read them on the laptop or the tab. In the laptop, I usually store them in separate folders or bookmark them whenever I open them via browser.
5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
Evenings, because the rest of the time I literally cannot read them.
*Gets flashbacks from High school assignment crisis*
And at nights, before I go to bed!
6. How long do you typically read for in one go?
Depends on the book and it’s genre. I love mythological fiction and suspense, I can read for 3 hours in a go. If it’s standalones about real life problems, stories or anthologies, I can go for an hour or so. That is, when my assignments and chores don’t keep calling me. I read VIGOUROUSLY during summer breaks and holidays, rest of the time, I am not the bookworm people think I am.
7. Do you read hard covers with the dust jacket on or off?
Jacket off! I like to fidget with the book’s cover and the pages whilst I read and the dust jacket is so annoying. And it’s so loosely fitted, it’s always dangling .
8. Which position do you mainly use to read?
It’s called topsy-turvy-sleeping-curling-up-stretching position. I don’t stay in a place. I keep squiggling like a worm.
Wait, that’s what I am, a bookworm.
I’m usually on a couch or a bed, so it’s SUPER convenient and comfy.
9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?
Uh, where do I go in the first place?
Nope. But back in school (sounds like adults saying “back in our times-“), I used to take it (my book) everywhere, after borrowing it from the library. We had to finish the book in a week and I borrowed books that were 500-600 pages long.
10. How often do you update your progress in the book you’re currently reading on Goodreads?
Uh, I don’t. After I’m almost done, I remember “Hey I need to update that thing” and do it. But then, it doesn’t contribute or add value to my time so, I gave it up.
According to tradition, tags are made to nominate a few other people to do!
I nominate every other book blogger (and normal/lifestyle blogger-) to do this!
I wish I could answer more, but there are only so many questions. I saw this post tag and instantly fell in love with it. I feel lately that I’m not as humorous as I was, so this was a cool comeback. Or let’s hope this was funny. But honestly, being effortlessly funny is just a tough skill to have. What do you think, am I funny? Or am I dad joke Jin (Sorry but had to make that reference-)?
Hope you liked reading this!
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Not-so-daintily loving you,