Bookish Item| Reading Multiple Books at Once

We all have our own reading behavior or habits and I decided to talk about one of mine today. It’s something I always end up doing, even though I always say I need to cut back, haha. I’m curious to see if I’m the only one.

My reading habit is I can never read only one book at once. It started off with reading one book while home, one in the train on my way to work and maybe another one in bed. When on the train to work, it’s the easiest to bring my e-reader with me. I love my books, but it can get pretty heavy if I have to carry it everywhere. This is when an e-reader is ideal.

My reading didn’t stay this way though, it’s gotten to the point that I will even start multiple physical books or e-books. I am definitely a mood reader, so sometimes, even though I am loving a book, I just don’t feel like reading that at the moment. I don’t want to push myself to read something I’m not into at the moment. That will either make me dislike the book, when I could love it or put me in a major reading slump. Another possibility is that a lot of people talk about a book I have wanted to read forever and that makes me want to pull it off of my bookshelf and start right away. If this happens, I almost always give in, haha.

A lot of people ask me how I do this. I guess just read? I am lucky enough to be able to keep the storylines apart. I just have to make sure I don’t wait too long to continue reading a book I put to the side at that moment. Either that or I keep switching, one night I read one book and the next day I grab the other one, haha. I don’t really have a pattern. Since we’ve been blogging, this has gotten worse in some ways. I am able to review quite a few books, so at some moments I am reading four or five books at once, haha.

I think the biggest reason this ends up happening, is that there are so many books that sound so amazing and I want to read them all at once. That makes it so hard to make a decision. So I read them all at once. Sometimes I will read different genres, but a lot of the time it’s the same genre just different books.

I will show you an example, this is what I am currently reading:

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Okay, two of these are books I am reviewing for the blog, but still, you can see what I mean, haha. I’m out of control!

Basically, the whole reason I’m writing this is to see if there is anyone else out there who does the same thing? I would love to hear from you and how you experience reading multiple books at once!

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0 thoughts on “Bookish Item| Reading Multiple Books at Once

  1. You are not alone! I am currently reading 2 indie novels that were requested reviews for plus 2 novels I purchased for my own personal reading pleasure! 1 is on the kindle 3 paperbacks.

  2. I do this too! As much as I tell myself not to, it still happens. My biggest thing is that I’ll be reading 1 book and a new release I was really excited about will come out and I just have to start it! But sometimes it’s a mood thing like you said. I’m currently reading 4 books: I started one but I was getting bored, so I started another but that was really dark and heavy so I needed something lighter to switch back and forth with. And then a book came in the mail and I thought, this is a good book to read at nights on the couch, lol.

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