Thursday, April 9, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Double Duty

This week's 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…

1. Are you currently reading more than one book?
2. If so, how many books are you currently reading?
3. Is this normal for you?
4. Where do you keep your current reads?

Right now I'm reading two books, The Game by Laurie R. King and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. This is actually rather relaxed compared to my usual reading. It's not unusual for me to have four to six books going at once. I think I'm going to stick with two at a time for awhile as this seems to be working pretty well.

My books "travel" a lot during the day. I always have at least one of them (and a notebook for taking notes) near me. They always come home to roost on my bedroom nightstand in the evening, though. Right now The Game is beside me at the computer, and People of the Book is waiting patiently on my nightstand.

Do you read multiple books at a time or have specific books for different spots around the house?


  1. I usually stick with one book at a time.

  2. I usually have 2-3 going at once and always have an audio with me in case I get stuck someplace.

  3. How do you like The Game? Is that one of the Mary Russell series? I've just discovered this author myself.

    I'm always trying to keep up with two or three books.

  4. I usually read the one book that I carry with me (in the bag) everywhere I go. When I read Gone with the Wind, I left it at home and brought a second book with me to work.

  5. I tend to read only one book at time, although sometimes you can catch me reading two. I just carry whatever I'm reading with me wherever I go.

  6. I've got 2-3 going at once and they travel with me as well.

  7. I usually have 2-3 going at once, but I've had so many things going on lately I really need to concentrate on 1 at a time for awhile, in order to get things finished.

  8. I always have more than one book going--I'm a little scattered that way, plus I have to have different books for different moods. And my books migrate around my house, too. But I almost always know where they are :)