Do you read multiple books at once?
Don’t want to read?
Listen to/watch the discussion on Youtube!
In case you haven’t been paying attention, my review schedule is PACKED! And I mean packed. I have books scheduled until June! 0.0 This happened because I made the mistake of requesting waaaay too many ARCs that release in the next couple months.
But, why did I do this? Wouldn’t have been easy to tell which books I’d requested and just stop requesting? Well… the thing is… I didn’t actually think I’d get accepted for any of them, much less most of them!
Now, this is both good and bad. It means I get to read a LOT of books before they come out! Yay! And I’m borrowing a Kindle right now, which means I don’t have to read them on my itty-bitty phone! Double yay! But the bad part is that 6 of the books come out in April… and I only review books on Sundays… oops.
If that weren’t bad enough, I’m the slowest reader on the planet. And I know what you guys are thinking: “Oh, come on! You can’t be that bad!” Nah. I’m serious. I can sit around and read all day and I still only manage to get through 100 pages of a YA novel, which means reading all these books is going to take me FOREVER!
Which is why I pondered this super crazy, twisted, insane idea of… reading multiple books at once.
I know people who do it. They read a few chapters of one book. Set it down. Pick up another and read some of that. I know some people (my brother) who read 3+ books at once! Apparently it has something to do with getting tired of the story, kind of like when you get tired of one flavor and want a different type of food.
While I understand getting tired of something when you spend too much time with it, this still baffles me! I mean, how do you do that? How can you compartmentalize your brain by story? Don’t you get them mixed up? Don’t you start to cross characters and worlds and plots? I can barely remember what’s happening in the one book I’m reading after I put it down for a few hours! I can’t even imagine trying to remember what’s going on in two or more!
Though, perhaps those people are able to compartmentalize. Maybe the truly can just shut the door on one book and open the door on another. Or perhaps they don’t, but they don’t care because they’re just reading for enjoyment instead of reviewing (like me.) I think reviewing is definitely one of the reasons why I don’t try and read more than one book at once because I’d hate to screw up my review because I get the books mixed up.
Do you read more than one book at a time?
Let me know in the comments!
And check out my discussion from last week:
“Politics in YA“