do you or can you read more than one book at a time?

@cher913 (25891)
Canada
January 9, 2009 2:00pm CST
of course, i dont mean in one sitting but i have a book in my purse that i read while i am on transit (to and from work) which is 'barometer rising' by hugh mclennan. its a fiction book about the accounts of the halifax explosion during ww1 and at home i am reading a book called folly (not the whole title) which is about events in history that were mishandled. i pretty much only read history related stuff and seldom read fiction (unless its regarding an actual event)... what are you reading these days?
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@rabinos (13)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Yes, I can and do read more than one book at a time. I keep a book in the bathroom because, let's face it, it can be pretty boring sitting there waiting or counting the tiles, and one in my bedroom to read before I go to sleep.
• United States
10 Jan 09
LOL, So I'm not the only one that counts tiles!
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Once in a while, I will read two or three different books at the same time. My Mom does this regularly. She will read one at work, one at home,one in the car when she is the passenger (of course), I am not sure how many other books she reads at the same time, but I do know at one point, she told me about 5 of them. She can actually keep up with all stories too. I guess I get it naturally from her.
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I always read two books at a time. I read one with my morning coffee at Starbucks and at lunchtime. The second book is my night time book. I read for about a half an hour before I go to bed. My morning book is usually fiction and at the moment, I'm reading "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. My evening book is typically non fiction. If I read a fiction book in the evening, I find myself wanting to read just one more page and well you know the rest of that story. The non fiction book that I'm reading is "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 09
Hello my friend, I have just currently finished Martina Cole's Close, I love her novels and they are nice thick books which takes me ages to read, I usually read a couple of chapters before I go to sleep, I am also reading a self help book as well about changing my life, providing the books are different i.e one fiction and one non fiction then I can read two books at a time, but I can't read two novels at the same time I have to finish one before I start on another.
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
i used to read a lot of books. but i have never tried reading two different books at a time. i always finish first the novel that i have set my hand on before i take another one. at this time, i have stopped reading all other books - my eyes are set on the bible only. if one sees me reading a book other than that of the bible, then it must be related to cooking or farming. these are the things that compose the mainstream of my life right now.
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
Yes, I often read more than one book at a time. When traveling, I read books just for fun and pleasure, in case I get bored with looking around, or when conversation dries up. I usually choose books that have bigger letters. At the office, I usually have books that have some value as reference. At home, I read for enlightenment as well as pleasure. My taste is rather eclectic, with bias towards history, historical novels, science fiction, sociology, herbs and herbal medicine, historical fiction, in that order. But who the author is greatly influences the order of reading too.
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
Traveling also means commuting to/from work daily.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
30 Jan 09
I read 4 to 5 books at a time. Even if they were fiction. This way I get to complete many at a time.
@Porcospino (17896)
• Denmark
14 Jan 09
I usually read more than one book at a time. Sometimes I even read 3 books at a time. When I was younger my parents tried to persuade me to quit this habit and they told me to read one book at a time instead, but I never listened. I still read a couple of books at a time, and I don't have a problem with that. If I am reading one book and get a little bored, I just switch to another book, and finish the first one later on.
@netmom27 (51)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Personally, I only read one book at a time. I like to read fiction and I have several favorite authors. I do look up things on the Internet when I am interested in learning more about a subject. My mother used to read several different books at a time. I asked her how she could do that, I thought it would be confusing, hard to keep the story lines straight. She used to tell me that I watch different shows on tv and that was the same thing. I managed to keep the story lines straight. I guess when you think about it, that's true but I still read 1 book at a time. I have a granddaughter who is 14 that is like my mother. She reads several books at the same time and she keeps them all straight. She also reads lots of magazine articles. She likes fiction and non-fiction. There is a lot of information in that girl's head.
@sahmof2 (274)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I have read more than one book at a time before. When you're in school you read more than one book so it can be done. It can be a little difficult when telling someone about the books because you can get the two stories mixed up.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I would get confussed on which book is which if I read more than one at a time. I have a hard time finding time to read just one book, let alone more than one. I am reading one now and it has taken me almost a month and I am still not done with it! And it is a rally good book, but with kids running around all the time it is hard to read and then when they go to bed that is usually when I find time to spend with bf or that is the time when I am on here.
@AmbiePam (49091)
• United States
10 Jan 09
When I was a child, up until I was in my twenties I would read three or four books at one time. Now though I usually just read one, but sometimes two at a time. I have less time to read, and sometimes I can't find any that I am interested in. I'm currently reading She Who Laughs Last, Lasts.
• India
10 Jan 09
ya definitely i can read two books at a time.. but i dont and rather i wont.. because i read a book for the suspense in it and not for just reading or developing ma english.. reading two books at a time will deplenish ur interest towards the other book..
@23uday (2998)
• India
10 Jan 09
hi friends i am passionate about reading books.reading gives me immense pleasure.generally when i start reading a book,after finishing the book,then i will take up reading another book.i prefer reading fiction books,and also i read personality development books and also read books written by great men.reading enhances my vocablury and also fills me with information. bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
10 Jan 09
I love to read books and am in the liberrary for a long time.I use to read one book at a time and enjoy from him.After I finish him I can read another one.In the same time I read newslaters and a lot of things that belongs to my work.
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 09
I love books and I read several books at a time! I want to do as much reading in life as possible! Whenever I become bored with one book I will turn to the next one! Ultimately, I do complete all the books that I read. I love to catalogue them on my computer as well; I know exactly what book I have in my collection then. This doesn't take long if you are a competent typist. I love the Harry Potter books and they are great for escaping into a fantasy world! Andrew
10 Jan 09
I tend to read just one book at a time, but if that book doesn't capture my attention fully, I can then end up reading three or four together. I think there's something really satisfying about actually finishing a book, so I do find that I prefer to read just one. I recently finished 'The Various Flavours of Coffee' by Anthony Capella, and now I'm reading 'The Time Traveller's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger. Both books are excellent and I haven't had cause to pick up another yet!
@ljy559 (181)
• Malaysia
10 Jan 09
Yeah,I'm able to read more than 1 book at a time. Actually, I do that quite often too. It isn't much of a problem for me because I never mess up the story lines...If you like reading books from the fantasy genre, you can try City Of Bones and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. It's very intriguing and exciting. The 3rd book will be coming out somewhen this year, if I'm not mistaken. happy mylotting ^^
• United States
10 Jan 09
I read more than one book all the time. I leave one under my pillow, one in the bathroom and one in the office. I never lose track of what I am reading. I have been doing it since I was a teenager. and I love it I ave an addiction to books. I collect any book and if it is free I really want it. Oh I forgot I also keep a book in the SUV just in case I am some where waiting. Right now I am reading chicken soup for the military wives soul. I mean as soon as I log off I will be sitting in this same seat I am in now reading that book.
@inuceres (342)
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
i am not a type of person reading books like novel,..my sister to that reading pocket is her past time,... i only read manga/comics and those books that have pictures/images....