Musing Mondays (Feb 3)

Musing Mondays2 Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a random book.

I’ve seen several bloggers mention reading multiple books this week. Do you frequently read more than one book at a time? Do you try to limit this to a certain number? Do you have different books for different purposes/topics?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

When I was younger I always read more than one book at a time, as I always liked to have the choice. Now, however, I usually read one book pretty solidly and then pick a new one.

In asking this question, I thought about it a little more and realised that this isn’t actually the truth. I only have the one book that I’m actively reading – which I pick up and take with me everywhere – but I also have several ongoing books that I’ve been reading for several months.

Collections of poetry, for instance, are something that I like to savour, and read a bit at a time, so I have had a book sitting by my bed for a while now. And I’ve also been reading The World of Books (a lovely gift from my friends when I left the library) section by section because I want it to last a while. So in this regard yes, I do read more than one book at a time.

38 comments :

Michelle said...

I used to only read one book at a time, but since I started working in a library, I've had to change that. I now usually read one book from my home library at home, one book from my work library at work and sometimes throw in a review book when I have to read one.

Have a good week!

cutlex said...

Pretty much on the same page as you Rebecca if I understand the question correctly.

http://cutlex.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/multi-reading/

Pam said...

Like you, I read one main book, but I may have a book of essays or a non-fiction book that I read piece by piece more slowly going at the same time. On another note, can you give me more information on the book you mentioned, The World of Books. I can't find it on amazon or in my library's catalog. Is that the full title? Who is the author? It sounds intriguing.

Li said...

Here's my response for this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=1228

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Here is mine

caite said...

One than one book at a time? Yes, I am ashamed to say it, but yes...as I explain HERE.

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Dawn said...

Happy Monday; have a good week, everyone! My answer is here.

gautami tripathy said...

I read more than one!

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Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Grace said...

I have been having a bit of trouble figuring out my reading schedule, so, this question was perfect.

My answer is here.

Matt said...

Usually just one (fiction). My musing is up. :)

fredamans said...

Always multiples here.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-monday.html

wendy elizabeth said...

too many books soooo little time

Kim said...

I am with you Rebecca!

http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2010/02/monday-readingbook-status.html

*smiles*

crestina said...

I do one book at a time...

http://addlife21.blogspot.com/2010/02/only-one.html

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Fire & Ice Musing Monday

Nise' said...

My Musing is here.

Jenners said...

I think Blogger ate my comment! I hate that!

I usually read one book at a time but we always have "bathroom books" to pass the time when we ... well, you know. I usually don't count them as they are silly books -- not REAL BOOKS.

vampira2468 said...

mine
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/evil-knowledge/

Mash1195 said...

My answer is here
CMash

Michelle said...

Great question, as always!
http://www.michellesmastermusings.com/2010/02/musing-mondays-february-8-2010.html

MizB said...

Good question! I, too, have seen this mentioned around online a lot, lately! :)

My Musing.

~MizB

Molly said...

Mine's here

Alison said...

I am new to book polyamory, but it's working out for me!

Carin said...

I pretty much do the same as you, Rebecca. But Alison, I love your phrase! Tempts me to change my tune, but don't hold your breath.

http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-mondays.html

Lori@ Escape Between The Pages said...

One book at time for me. Here's Mine

okbolover said...

yeeeaaahh I'm a multi book reader :)

Here

Sheery said...

Great question; here's my response:

http://sheeryhall.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-mondays.html

Carina said...

I'd never really thought about this in a serious way before. Interesting question. :-)

My response is here.

the little reader said...

i'm definitely a multiple book kind of girl...

my musing HERE.

Allison said...

My answer is here

Mark A. Swallow said...

I'm two-at-a-time.

Read it here:

http://mswallow.typepad.com/the_swallows_nest/2010/02/book-m.html

Dana said...

Doesn't really matter what I'm doing, I just can't seem to read more than one book at a time! But you can read my full response to this question here:

http://readingamidstthechaos.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-mondays.html

The Book Resort said...

I am a book cheat! LOL! I know, the shame...

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-mondays-again-on-tuesday-29.html

Naomi's Book Reviews said...

Here is mine: http://naomisreviewbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/musing-mondays-1.html

yahoo said...

三更燈火五更雞,正是男兒讀書時 ..................................................

Jenny Girl said...

I ususally read just one at a time, but when one starts to bore me or I am getting to the end, I'll start another. I don't want to be caught with no book to read once I have finished :)