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…
- Are you currently reading more than one book?
- If so, how many books are you currently reading?
- Is this normal for you?
- Where do you keep your current reads?
I'm almost always in at least one YA book. Sometimes two. Sometimes three.
I'm almost always in an adult book. I receive books from Sourcebooks, TOR, and HarperCollins. So I almost always have something going. Or else I have a book or two by my bed that I *should* be starting. (I don't have contacts with some adult publishers).
I try to have a classic nearby as well. Sometimes this classic counts as my adult read of the moment. Sometimes it's an extra.
I always have a Christian book going--either fiction or nonfiction.
I try to have my bag of library books nearby as well. Sometimes library books count as YA or adult. Sometimes as a classic. Sometimes just as a challenge read.
So that's automatically three books any given day.
I like my books to be of varying lengths too. I enjoy starting books that I can finish in one day. But I like having longer reads too. Books that I can read over two or three days. Or books that I can spread out over six or more weeks like good old Don Quixote.
I keep my current reads and about-to-be-current reads on the floor by my bed. Sometimes this is a stack of five or six books. Sometimes the stack is a bit more dangerous (trip-worthy) and has fifteen books or so. Though at that stage not only is their a danger of tripping but of having a book accidentally pushed under the bed in which case it might not resurface for awhile. This could be unlucky if it's an ARC and I can't find it...but it can be dangerous if it's a library book. That happened once with an interlibrary loan book that I could have sworn I turned in...only to discover it about eight or nine days later....you guessed it...under the bed.
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