Booking Through Thursday #30

Booking Through Thursday

For something different, I’m borrowing a question from … here! One of the very first questions ever at Booking Through Thursday. Back from 2005 when Laura owned the blog but, because it was so new, it didn’t get as many responses as it does now … so, why not revisit?

Here’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?

I usually have several books on the go and right now I think I have 4 of them on the go.  This is the norm and I often switch between them with ease.  I like that I have options when it comes time to read so I think it’s a great system to have a number of books on the go at once.  And I usually have these books all over the house, it’s all dependent on where I last read the book.

With having a number of books on the go at one time it’s important, for me at least, to ensure the books are different so that I don’t get confused with what is happening in each book.  I used to read a number of similar books at the same time and it just became too confusing so I changed the system to make sure I could keep everything straight while reading.

There are even sometimes I put a book of the back burner for a while and come back to it later.  Some books need the time to digest before moving on while others just need the time to sit before I can become interested or engaged with the book again.  I currently have a book in this category right now.


5 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday #30

  1. I had a book that I wanted to review, but had to put it down for a week, like you said ‘to digest’. Then I was able to pick it up, finish, and write my review.

  2. yeah I sometimes put books on the backburner, except it can be hard to pick up where I left off. You are totally right, though, if I read books that are too similar around the same time, I get confused.

  3. Jessica: Yeah, sometimes books just require more time to get through than you want don’t they?

    blodeuedd: There are a few times I have one book going at a time but it’s usual several going at a time.

    Melisa: When I read multiple books I try to make sure they’re all different so I can keep them all straight.

    Kim L: I agree, I see the book that I’ve set down daily in hopes that I don’t forget about it. I just need to get back to it sooner than later.

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