Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any give 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?
Right now I’m reading two books, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett and “The Mercy Seller” by Brenda Rickman Vantrease. Ever since I started listening to audiobooks on my commute and while I cooked, cleaned, and ran errands I have had at least two books going at all times, one paper book and one audiobook. “The Help” is my current audiobook and it is fantastic, good enough to make me want to clean or just keep driving so I can keep listening. Occasionally I’ll have another book going as well, usually either because it is non-fiction and I’m alternating, or because I left what I was reading somewhere else and needed something to read. Every so often, I add another book to the mix because I just got it and I just can’t WAIT to start it. Usually though I prefer to stay with just one book and one audiobook, because otherwise I have a difficult time deciding which book to read at any given time.
Another reason that I typically like to keep my current reads down to one book and one audiobook is the space issue. I typically carry my current reads (my book and my Ipod) with me pretty much everywhere I go. If I’m nearing the end of my book this also means putting in a second book ‘just in case.’ With some of my smaller purses this doesn’t leave a lot of room for things like, oh, say, my wallet.
How many books do you read at once? Are you a promiscuous reader, or a monogamous one?