Monday, April 14, 2014

Making Up For Monday

It's time for another fun "Making Up For Monday" blog hop, as hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer.

This week's question is great:

How many books do you read at a time?

My response:

This is a real problem for me as I can't seem to focus on just one book at a time! I would say I typically have two physical books I'm reading at any given moment. Sometimes it's because I'll be reading on public transportation or have to take a book with me in a tote bag, and I don't want a brand-new-condition book banged up, so I'll grab a used paperback that isn't so pristine. Occasionally I might be reading a particularly heavy book (my copy of 1Q84 is a hardcover book and more than 900 pages, for example) so I want a smaller, lighter one to take with me someplace. And sometimes I just pick up another book off the shelf because it's what I'm feeling like at the moment. I really have to break that habit!

Another issue is that I'll have my couple of physical books on the go, and then I'll see a particularly tempting NetGalley email with an interesting-sounding book, and the next thing I know I've requested it, and ... well, you (may) know the rest! I guess it's all part of being an incurable bookworm.

Are you more disciplined about reading one book at a time - and finishing it before moving on to the next one?


  1. I can never keep to one book at a time and the biggest reason for me is mood. I even have a different books open on different e-readers on my phone.
    You have a lovely blog, by the way. I'm going to spend some time looking around now...

  2. Books are like candy; can't eat just one! Every time I say I'm going to only read one book at a time, before I look up I'm reading a whole bunch.... my current tally is 6. I am not even sure how that happened, lol.

  3. Thanks to you both for stopping by my blog!

    I just started a second book that I shouldn't have - I guess I should just accept that I read this way and not get too upset over it :)