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Do you read more than one book at a time?

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Do you read more than one book at a time?

Post by CindyInOz » Wed November 25th, 2009, 1:47 am

I am curious to know how many people have multiple books on the go at the moment. My friends think I'm crazy as I always read two or three books at the same time. This is probably because I'm just too impatient and often can't wait to start a new book I've been looking forward to receiving, so I'll start it even though I'm half way through another book.

I also like to have different books on my bedside table for different moods or times of the day, as what I like to read late at night differs from what I like to read, for example, on a lazy Sunday morning.

Are most people the same? Or do you prefer to start one book and see it through to the end before beginning another?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed November 25th, 2009, 2:00 am

Yes, usually between 4 to 6.

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Post by Misfit » Wed November 25th, 2009, 2:06 am

While I certainly don't have it as bad as SM ( :) :o :p ), I always have at least two books going. There's always one in the car to go into the gym with me (cardio goes sooooo much faster) and depending on what I've got going at home at least two if one is dragging a bit.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed November 25th, 2009, 2:11 am

Well in the past I had problems with finishing a book cause I tended to get a little bored, so now I can alternate between books and keep my interest up.

There's also so many books I want to read and so little time! :D

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Post by 4ever Queen » Wed November 25th, 2009, 3:13 am

Just a couple of hours ago i was telling my friend 'so many books to read, so little time!', she laughed at me =) And yes, i do also alternate between 2-3 books at a time because i am so impatient to start my next book in my list.
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Post by Divia » Wed November 25th, 2009, 3:21 am

I dont like to do it, but yes I do read more than one book at a time. Although I tend to read a YA and an Adult book, so both are very different.
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Post by gyrehead » Wed November 25th, 2009, 4:14 am

I usually keep a couple going. Though it is not uncommon for one to take hold and leave the others in the cold until I finish. Usually I'll have different types of books going. Genre fiction with maybe a slower contemporary fiction and pretty much a running reference type book and maybe an essays collection or humor or short stories.

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Post by Nefret » Wed November 25th, 2009, 4:17 am

Yes. I've got about 9 going now. :o

Think the most ever was about 15.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed November 25th, 2009, 6:31 am

Of course -- I have no short-term memory to speak of, so I lose books constantly and find them at odd times. Fortunately, my long-term memory is pretty good, so I can always just pick up where I was.
If I can't do that, it probably wasn't worth reading.
So over several month's time, I might have 10-15 books going simultaneously, about half NF. But I love it when a book has me so gripped that I read it right through without putting it down.

Plus I always have audiobooks for the car, and I will be going through those if I have long drives, and some audiotape books for the ranch truck, which only has a cassette player.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed November 25th, 2009, 8:04 am

No, I can only read one book at a time. I'd get totally confused otherwise! I'd be constantly looking back through a book to see if I was in the right one I thought I was! LOL. Once I'm engrossed in a book, that's it - I don't want to read anything else.
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