It feels like a long time since I last posted here. That’s because it HAS been a long time. Have you missed me?
Don’t answer that.
Today I’d like to ask you a pressing question…
How many books do you read at once?
On second thought, you could probably tell that from the title of this blog post. Good one, Emily. I hear from other bloggers that some people read three or four books at once, which has always struck me as very talented. Because you know what happens if I read two books at once?
I have trouble remembering characters’ names as it is. I’ve read 91 books this year – 91 sets of characters and often I forget the main character’s name as soon as I’ve finished the book. When reading more than one book at a time, the plots start to tangle and if there are two characters WITH THE SAME NAME…that’s just even worse.
That said, I occasionally do have to read more than one book at once. I take three units of English at school, and at the moment I’m supposed to be reading (and then re-reading) three different books for those. Plus whatever I’m reading for review. Plus occasionally something for my CPs. But if I had my way I’d only read one at a time.
I’ve heard other bloggers who say they struggle with one book, so they pick up another one at the same time. I don’t think that would work for me, because I would just keep reading the book I liked better.
Whether for school or uni or other things, I think a lot of people DO read more than one book at once, which is why so many books seem unmemorable to me.
Plus, there is so much OTHER entertainment that’s quicker and easier to consume. It’s so much more convenient to sit in front of the TV, but that’s nowhere near as fun as reading. Right, guys?
So tell me – are you a multi-tasking reader? Or do you try to read only one book at a time?
Emily sometimes puts books on her head. And then sometimes they fall off (but only sometimes). Right now she’s reading Geek Girl by Holly Smale, and two other (boring) books for English. She’d like to know how you balance your books.