And it is the last day of November! Wah, eleven months have passed us by and yet it still feels like 2021 started yesterday. But before we can wave goodbye to November, l have one task in hand: doing a book tag. It is part of my 2021 reading resolution to publish at least one book tag a month. For November, I have picked Currently Reading Tag, which I have encountered through Zezee at Zezee With Books. Do check out her interest book blog pieces. She also has completed a long list of book tags. Currently Reading Tag piqued my interest and I thought I might as well do it.

Currently Reading Tag was originally created by booktuber Charly Reynhorse. So here goes!

How many books do you usually read at once?

I am a slow reader that is why I can only read one book at any given time. At some points in time, I did try reading two books simultaneously. However, I found myself struggling to follow or to focus on the story. Since then, I resolved to read just one book at a time. I do, however, admire individuals who can read multiple books at a time. My current read is:

I wanted to finish the book quickly but I am quite tied up with work. I am still hoping to finish my first Richard Adams book within the week.

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?)

When I tried reading more than two books simultaneously, I only switch books when the book I am reading no longer holds my interest, or when I need to break.

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book?

This was something that I never considered. I use any available bookmark I can use, which can be anything. But lately, I have been using one bookmark for the books I am reading but bookmark switching was something that I was never conscious of until it was raised in this tag. HAHA!

Where do you keep the book you’re currently reading?

I place it anywhere within my reach. Currently, I am working from home so the books I am reading are next to my workstation, or my laptop essentially.

What time of the day do you spend the most time reading?

As I am working from home, the most time I spend reading is during the morning before I turn on my laptop to work. I would read while I am eating my breakfast and drinking my coffee. Previously, my most active reading time is the hour before I sleep. But with so much work lately, this has become a bit of a challenge.

How long do you typically read for in one go?

Just like Zezee, the time I spend reading in one go is typically dependent on whether I enjoy the book or not. It is also dependent on my my mood and my attention. However, I try to read for at least an hour before I start working. However, when my mind is having trouble focusing, I tend to stop and do other things instead. There are times, when I am on a roll, when I can read for two to three hours straight.

Do you read hard covers with the dust jacket on or off?

I usually remove dust jackets when they impede my reading, or when they keep getting off. Otherwise, I keep them on.

Which position do you mainly use to read?

The most normal reading position, while sitting upright.

Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

Yes, I do. This was something I have always done since I took reading as a hobby. It would be the first thing I place on my bag when I go out or when I go on a trip. Speaking of which, my friends and I went on a road trip this weekend and I took Watership Down with me.

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

I think there are only three times when I update a book status in my Goodreads account: 1) when I tag it as “Want to read”; 2) when I start reading it; and 3) when I finish it. HAHA. So the answer to the question is just once.

Who would you like to tag?

As always, I am tagging anyone who wants to do the tag. I had fun doing it. I hope you all do, too.


That’s it for now. Happy Tuesday everyone! Always keep safe and happy reading!