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BTT: Numbers Game

btt2Here’s the 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…

  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?

Yes, I actually am, but I’m really not.  My fiance really wants me to read House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, so I started that maybe three weeks ago, but I haven’t gotten past the halfway mark yet.  I really don’t like it, but I feel like I should continue since he wants me to so much.  I’m really reading The Traitor’s Wife by Susan Higginbotham.

I’m generally a one-book kind of person.  I start two, but I choose one and the one I like less gets consigned to the “currently reading” tag on LT until I persuade myself to finish it or decide to give it up, whichever happens first.  It often says I’m reading more than one, but I’m almost always actually reading one and should be reading the others instead.  Sometimes if I’m away from my current read I’ll start a new one, but it doesn’t happen all that often.

I keep my books wherever is handy at the time, I don’t really have a specific spot.  I’ll bring it wherever I am.

Also worth noting, my university has decided to cut off certain aspects of the internet this weekend and I’ve noticed that the admin section of my blog is running painfully slowly.  I also can’t use VoIP which means I can’t even talk to my parents, and we’re really irritated about that, but it’s Easter weekend so not much I can do.  I’m not sure what else will stop working, so if I’m a little less present than normal, I do apologize.


4 comments to BTT: Numbers Game

  • I used to read up to 20 books at once, but then I stopped having time and just had a whole list of things I was reading, but hadn’t touched in forever. I then started doing one at a time and I am fast enough that I don’t get bored…then I ran into the Idea of History. I am slogging through, but I have been doing a day or so of that, then a book, then a day or so, then a book, etc.

    I hope to finish it this week!

  • I’m like you – it’s one book at a time for me.

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  • Tracy

    I usually have several books going at once. I always have one at work in the break room(sometimes two, for days when my attention span is shot and I need an “easy” read in place of a book that requires greater attention). Sometimes I have an audio book in the car. And I usually have a couple going at home that I read or pick up according to mood.

  • I keep multiple books going at once, usually, but then I’m happier when I’m only reading one at a time. So I should listen to myself and slow down! :-)

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