Musing Mondays — Book Polyamory

Today’s Musing Mondays question is… “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?”

I used to be a one-book woman, but with the start of the new semester I am finding myself meeting up with books in the car, in the bathroom, in bed… -eyebrow waggle-

This is almost entirely because of my newfound love of really short and simple audiobooks. I still wouldn’t try to listen to something like Harry Potter or the Wheel of Time series, but give me a Lemony Snicket or Nancy Drew book and I am good to go. But since my attention span is weak, I can only listen to these books in the car or on the exercise bike, where I do not have the distractions of my computer or desk.

So of course, when I’m not in one of those places, I still need a book to read! So I have a book that I carry around with me in my bag and read at home or school or wherever. That’s the book I consider my “main book.”

Then, just one more! Every once in a while I want to read a book but I find it too difficult to concentrate on for very long (Pillars of the Earth, I’m looking at you) and so I relegate it to be my bathroom book and read it just a couple of pages at a time. Right now Pride and Prejudice is that book for me… I just cannot get into the story, but I really want to read it. I’ll finish that one in a few months. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Musing Mondays — Book Polyamory

  1. Carina says:

    I have to admit that I came over here largely because you referenced polyamory and that made me happy. *grin*

    I was a one-book-at-a-time person when I was a kid, simply because I would read so fast, but as I've gotten older, I've ended up reading more at once (and, like you, have just gotten into audiobooks). My extended response is here.

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