How many books do you usually read at once?
Now, when I was younger I used to be so bad at this and find myself reading five or six books at once. I’ve learned to reign this in a bit and now usually read between 2-3. Most of the time I read one fiction or one non-fiction or will be breading one physical book, mixed between an eBook on my Kindle.
Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?
Nope – to be honest I struggle to use a bookmark most of the time I read.. Usually it’s a random piece of paper or a sticky note! Or worse.. a folded down page (:o)
Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
They usually end up all over the place to be honest! But I tend to place them on the arm of the sofa where I like to curl up and read, or my Kindle will be on my bedside table.
What time of day do you read most?
It tends to be in the morning – during isolation I’ve been reading first thing when I get up as my brain feels freshest, I usually use this time to read non-fiction. I tend to read more fiction in the evening or before bed as it requires less concentration…
How long do you typically read in one session?
If it’s a short snippet, anywhere between 30-50 pages. If I read for an hour or so it will be more than that, but it depends on the book (and if I’m enjoying it or not haha)
Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket off?
Always try and avoid hardbacks at all cost but YES the jacket has to be removed so it doesn’t get scuffed and flap about, can’t deal with that.
What position do you mainly use to read?
Usually curled up on the sofa or in my bed with my knees up, resting the book on a pillow. But I can read on my Kindle in any position as it’s so lightweight.
Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?
Usually – yes. When I’m working I like to read my book on the commute and on lunch breaks. But alas, I am not working at the moment due to COVID-19.
How often do you update your Goodreads reading progress?
Usually only at the end, but the other day I did a mini review in the middle of a read, which was interesting. Sometimes it can be nice to know what people think mid way through a read I think.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
- The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
- Green and Pleasant Land by Stephen Shahbazian (a Reedsy book, still awaiting publication)
- Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac