Thursday, April 9, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Multiple Books

Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to:
1. Are you currently reading more than one book?
2. If so, how many books are you currently reading?
3. Is this normal for you?
4. Where do you keep your current reads?

I always read more than one book. Three is normal for me. One book can't keep my attention long enough. Lots of people ask me how I keep the stories straight. I really don't know how I do that. I never read anything that is really similar, like I won't read two thrillers or romance novels at once.

Right now I am reading two books and debating whether to start a thirs. Often, I will start a book that is so good that I totally forget the other two. When I come back to the other books I forget what is going on.

Another problem I encounter is sometimes I finish two books very close to each other. I have to begin two books at the same time to keep up my pace. That's also a time where it confuses me. Often though, I will read one book more than the other and my reading cycle evens itself out again.

If I read one book at a time, I wouldn't read that much. I rarely read more than two chapters of the same book in one sitting. It would take me much longer to complete one book. The way I read is I have my stack of books next to me and read back and forth between them all for an hour or so.

I usually keep the books I'm currently reading in my bed. That's where I normally read. I found out I can't read while eating or sitting upright unless it is at a school desk. I must have my legs and shoulders at about the same height. That's kind of odd I think!


Shelley said...

I like to read a lot of books at once, and people ask me how I do it without getting mixed up. I just say that a lot of people watch more than one TV show each week, and they don't get mixed up, do they?