Thursday 16 August 2007

Honour and Obey

Wonders will never cease; I am Booking Through Thursday on a THURSDAY. True, there are only 35 minutes left on Thursday, this side of the Pond anyway, but the principle stands. A round of applause, if you will.

One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar?

(We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)

A fine question. One of the things I like best about finishing my degree (and it is certainly a mixed blessing) is that I can read more than book at once, purely because I don't have deadlines for reading, and it doesn't matter whether it takes me a day or a month to read a book. I like to have a few reads at the same time, but generally not more than one novel. So perhaps a novel, a factual book, a selection of letters, the diaries collection I have The Assassin's Cloak... but if I were reading two novels at the same time, it would be too confusing.

How about you? Less easily confused than me?


  1. I've occasionally read two novels at once but not usually. My answer's here:

  2. I usually have several on the go. Grasshopper mind, maybe.

  3. I like to have a couple going at the same time, but they have to be drastically different in some way for me to keep them straight!

  4. I always have several books on the go at onece, but only ever one novel.


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