Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!
Here’s my Musing Mondays ramble for this week:
I admit it—I am not into monogamy when it comes to books.
I am ALWAYS reading more than one book at a time. Right now I’m actively reading three books–well, not all at the EXACT same time, but you know what I mean. I’m sure there have been times when I’ve been reading more than three books at once. I think it’s been that way since I was in my teens. Somehow, I’m able to keep track of what’s going on in each book without mixing things up. The downside is sometimes I don’t remember where I left the book that I want to continue reading!
Of the three books that I’ve got going now, two are nonfiction and one is fiction. All three are interesting enough that I know I’ll finish all of them—it looks like I’ll get done with the fiction title first. They’re all very different in topic, writing style, and intensity, but I didn’t pick any of them for those characteristics—it just happened that way. And I think that’s exactly why I’m always reading multiple books.
I love to read, but I don’t always want or need to read in the same way. Being in the middle of more than one title at a time lets me dive right into whatever type of book is going to meet my needs on any given day. Am I tired and just want to read to escape and not think too hard? Am I energized and ready to tackle something a bit heavier? Am I in the mood to learn about something new? The three books that I’m reading now have all of that covered, and more.
What about you? Are you a multi-book reader? Or are you a “book monogamist” who prefers to give one book your full attention before starting the next one? Please share!