The question of the moment. Yesterday I said I was reading two awesome books – I am so very excited about them! – and I wondered if y’all read more than one book at a time?
I can share attention with multiple books – 3-5 is pretty normal – until I get about halfway through a book. Then I tend to decide if I want to continue the book, in which case I generally put all other books down until I’m finished, or I put the book down until I want to finish it at the exclusion of others. (I’m usually able to pick up a book again days or even months later and still remember what’s going on.) Right now, of course, I’m nearly halfway through two books and I want to give all of my attention to both! But I think I’m going to finish the shorter one first.
What about you, dear readers? Do you read more than one book at once, or are you a purist who sticks to a strict diet of one at a time? Do you have a system for getting through books? Let me know in the comments!