Apr 9, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: The Numbers

For something different, MizB is borrowing a question from ine 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? Yes

If so, how many books are you currently reading? Two. One fiction and one non-fiction. Two is my limit.

Is this normal for you? I suppose so. Typically, I don't like to read two fiction books at the same time. I end up getting torn between the two. I think I read more efficiently one at a time.That being said, I did recently read Jane Eyre at the same time I read another book. I chose to read Jane at bedtime. It was a great way to wind down and end my day. But I don't normally have a particular bedtime book. I think non-fiction books are a bit different though. I usually have a non-fiction book that I'll read from time to time, but I'm not as regimented with those. I won't necessarily read it every day.

Where do you keep your current reads? I have a reading table that my dad made me that sits in my living room in between the couch and the chair that I like to read in. It has shelves on one side (where I keep my dictionary) and a piece that pulls out with a tile that matches my floor to sit a drink on without the moisture discoloring the wood of the table. And when I'm not using it, it slides back in. I always keep my current reads on that table. I do take whatever fiction book I'm reading with me when I'm out, but when I'm home, that's where it can be found.
How many books do you read at a time?


  1. Maybe I'd do better if with non-fiction if a read it in conjuction with fiction.


  2. Two is my limit as well. I could probably handle more, but I'm afraid that everything will start to blend together if I do.

    ~ Popin

  3. I read a lot of non-fiction but seldom review those!

    BTT: Juggling books

  4. That table sounds great! I really need to start reading some non-fiction, I am on a total fiction diet.

  5. I'm usually reading the one book that follows me everywhere throughout the day.

  6. I usually read one, but can manage a second one if one of them is non-fiction.

  7. Im a one book at a time kinda gal. To easily distracted to read more then one at a time.

  8. I guess I could manage 2 books. when I was reading Jane Eyre, I couldn't read any other book, I just had to know what happenend next :)

  9. Hi Lisa,
    I have an award for you. Please stop by and pick it up here http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/two-awards.html Have a great day!!



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