Thursday, August 16, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Monogamy

Booking Through Thursday:

One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar?
(We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)

More than one! Always! Well, almost always. Yes, usually they are different genres. Because it all depends on the mood, or the place of reading. You see, there is sometimes a car book, a couch book, or a going-to-bed book.
Or the book you pick up and end up reading a chapter or two just because you got sick of reading the main book you are trying to finish. So then that book is added to the line up accidently.

Perhaps you have a classic that you need to concentrate a bit on, but then later you have a YA novel you can pick up and read for a few minutes in between other activities which doesn't take much concentration. Or maybe a non-fiction in the morning, and a fantasy at night!

I have no problem at all reading many books at a time. I love it. How else is a person supposed to get through the lists and piles of books waiting their turn otherwise?


  1. I'm similar, several books but all very different.

  2. YES! Yes, me too. There are too many to read and that's why I "jump ahead" and pick up several at the same time.

  3. I'm just the opposite. There's no way that I could fully appreciate a book if I was reading 4 or 5 at a time. Also, I've seen several people say that they have a book for the car. How do you read while driving???

  4. I may have to give reading two books a try sometime - just to see!

  5. Hehe. Nice. That's pretty much how I approached books about 10-20 years ago. I tend somewhat more toward the monogamous now.

  6. Exactly!
    I promise I didn't read your post before I wrote mine, but you are a bibliophile after my own heart
    (and I like the picture of your bookcase, too - it looks like one of mine)

  7. I wish I could juggle books the way you do. I have to concentrate on one at a time. Happy BTT!

  8. Your answer is similar to mine

    Trisha, you don't read WHILE you're driving, you read while parked in a parking lot waiting for someone or when you are stuck at a train.

    My answer's here:

  9. I have a car book and an every other time book going at the same time. Happy BTT!

  10. That's a lot like me! I have books scattered all over the place. And I don't think I can remember the last time I was reading only one book.

  11. You got do you get through all the great books out there if you don't read more than one at a time!



Related Posts with Thumbnails