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Currently Reading

As I am currently too overwhelmed with college work to pick up a book, it’s a bit strange that I’m doing a ‘currently reading’ tag. This tag was created by Charly Reynhorse over on YouTube.

How many books do you usually read at once?

I’m someone who easily gets muddled about plots and forgets something as soon as I’ve read it so I can usually only handle one or two books at a time if they’re different genres and very different writing styles. When I was younger, I’d have three or four books on the go at once, but now I’m busy and have the attention span of a toddler.


If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch to reading the other book (do you read a certain amount of pages in each?)
I usually pick up the second book if I’ve got to a point in the first one that bores me, so I’ll usually switch back if I get bored during the second one. Or if I’m not in the mood for one genre. Or if they’re both interesting but I slightly prefer one. Or if I get too emotionally attached to one of the characters.


Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book?
The things I use most often for bookmarks are appointment cards or receipts so my bookmark gets switched whenever I decide to throw away all these little bits of paper. I used to use proper bookmarks, but I lose things easy (I used to put the bookmark in the back pages when I was done with the book then forget and put the book on my shelf and then just forget which book it was in).


Where do you keep the book you’re currently reading?
Wherever, really. If I’m planning on reading, I’ll keep it on my bedside table or have it on my bed next to me while I’m working and want a break. If I’m not planning on reading, it stays on my bookshelf, laying down on the shelf in front of the books instead of in its spot.


What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
Half of my reading time is spent reading eBooks when I’m alone on the train coming home from college. The other half is me huddled under my duvet at night with a paperback and my phone torch so I can see the words.


How long do you typically read for in one go?
That always depends on my interest in the book and my mood and my attention. It can vary a lot, but if I’m on a train then I’ll read for the entire half hour journey, but if I’m at home I’ll usually read for an hour or two at a time before I start to get bored or fidgety.


Do you read hard covers with the dust jacket on or off?
On. I know that I’ll someone lose or damage the jacket if I take it off.


Which position do you mainly use to read?
On the train: sitting but leaning against the window if possible. At home: laying down curled up in a ball. Always comfy, usually with one side of my body pressed against something.


Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?
I bring my iPod with me everywhere so my eBooks are always there, but I very rarely take my physical books outside of the house unless I’m going away or they’re being borrowed by a friend.


How often do you update your progress in the book you’re currently reading on Goodreads?

Whenever I put down the book. I have a slight obsession with numbers and things being up to date, and I have a tendency to lose bookmarks and then forget what page I’m on, so Goodreads is a gift I don’t deserve.


Who would you like to tag?

Everyone who sees this and would like to. I’m a tiny little blog so if I tagged any of my favourites they’d probably never see it xD


On a cold Autumn evening back in 2008, seven-year-old Tegan Anderson began to write their first short stories, finding a more creative way to learn their spellings. Many years and many more short stories later, they haven't stopped for anything. Now, they're writing more than they ever believed possible. Tegan may write the worlds they would prefer to exist in but currently lives in Devon with their overflowing bookshelves and expanding imagination.

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