Thursday, April 9, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

This week's question...

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…

Are you currently reading more than one book?
If so, how many books are you currently reading?
Is this normal for you?
Where do you keep your current reads?

My answer...

On a regular basis, I can only read one book at a time. I like like mysteries, romance and suspense - I couldn't possibly keep all the characters and storylines straight if I was reading more than one of those genres at the same time. Recently, I discovered I can read a fiction and a non-fiction at the same time. That's a bit easier than two fiction at once, but I did that only because one of the books was due back at the library and the other was one I was in the middle of. On a normal basis, I prefer one at a time.

In the past few months I've been listening to audio books. I listen on my way to and from work only. I'm still able to read a print book when I'm home. So, I normally do have one audio book and one print book being read at the same time.

My current reads are either in my tote bag that I take to work - in case I find time at lunch to read - and then when I get home, it's on my night table by the end. My current read is always easily accessible. The audio book is always in my car.

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  1. Awwwwwwww :)

    I do like to read much at once, I keep the stories straight, I am so used to it

  2. I usually have several books going at once, if I'm reading fiction. For some reason, if I'm reading nonfiction I tend to stick to just one book until I finish it. Takes more concentration, I guess.

  3. I have no trouble keeping track of multiple plots, but then I've had a lot of practice :-)

  4. Me too, only one book at a time, I can't keep the story lines straight.

    I guess I can manage non-fiction and fiction together too, I might give it a try.

  5. awww.... "I has a u" too cuuute!

    So, you could read three books at a time if ya wanted... one printed fiction, one printed non-fiction, and one audio book ;-)

  6. I definitely want to start listening to audio books but my commute is too short (usually not a bad thing).

  7. Your answer is similar to mine...two books plus an audio!

  8. I am so eager to read as many books as possible, I normally have about four on the go. Love the kitten picture - so adorable!

  9. I always have an audio and at least one print book going at a time.

  10. I usually manage just one fiction at a time to focus on the story and the style of writing. Like you, a non-fiction would be a nice change of pace.

  11. I'm very much like you - I can usually only read one book at a time. My memory is horrible so keeping tabs on 3 plots at the same time is not my idea of fun!

  12. Blodeuedd - I have a very short attention span. LOL

    jlshall - See how we're all different? I find I need to concentrate more on fiction than non-fiction. Probably because I don't read much non-fiction.

    CoversGirl - Sounds like too much work for me :)

    Violetcrush - I think we may be in the minority. Most seem to be able to juggle a few books at once.

    thekoolaidmom - Now that sounds like way too much work for me. LOL

    Jess - My commute is a half hour each way, so that's an hour's worth of listening to a book for me. That's a nice chunk of time.

    JoAnn - It's usually one book plus an audio. I can do fiction and non-fiction at the same time, but it's really rare that I do that.

    Scrap girl - That's so great that you can do that. I wish I could.

    Bluestocking - 3 is great, too.

    Melissa - That's the same with me.

    Missy, Matt and Mae - More one book at a time readers! It's so much easier for me to just concentrate on whatever I'm reading instead of juggling too many things at once.

  13. I'm with you ... I can only read one book at a time. But you do have a good point that it might be possible to do a fiction with a non-fiction. But I think I still prefer one book at a time1

  14. Jenners - I definitely prefer reading one book at a time!


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