Thursday, August 16, 2007
Booking Through Thursday: Monogamy
One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar?
(We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)
Well I don't have any required reading for school or work so all of my reading is recreational. I'm usually a one book at a time person but occasionally I'll have a couple more on the go as well. Like right now for instance. The one I'm mainly focusing on is a travel memoir. My bag/commuting book is a mystery for now, but I'll probably finish it off at home once I finish the travel book. And the third is a Non-Fiction that was going pretty slowly and why I started the others in the first place, to balance it out. I really need to finish it though because I've found that if I set one aside for too long to read other books, I may never get back to it. I also start feeling distracted if I have too many on my nightstand, so a small number seems to work better for me. The format does play a small role in my decisions. Hardbacks always stay home, they're too big and heavy to lug around. If I'm really into the hardback, I'll read magazines on the train, otherwise I'll have a paperback with me. But I guess I'd say that if I have more than one in progress, they're most likely to be from different genres. You?