Do you read more than one book at a time?

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  • Basically title. Do you read multiple books at once or do you get invested in one book and read that till you're finished and move on to the next one?

    If you read multiple, do you go for just one genre, so multiple self help books/multiple novels/multiple non fiction, etc., or do you vary your genres?

    People watch more than one tv show at a time and it's such a normal thing, but I feel like reading more than one book at a time is less common?

    I'd like to hear what people think and why. I think this could be a good discussion tbh

  • nah one and done. but I mostly read stories and s***.
    maybe I should try this to just keep information going but
    it's a thrill reading a book from cover to cover.

    i do take notes and go back but never reading 2 or more at a time.
    just clutters my mental space when it comes to leisure reading.

  • I guess I've never really tried to read more than one, but generally I get so invested in one I don't have any interest in starting one until I finish it

    If I start another one and like it more chances are I didn't really like the first one and won't finish it

  • I’ve tried to read multiples at a time but it just didn’t work for me. I always found myself gravitating towards the book I enjoyed most, and would never end up finishing the others lol

  • I've read three books at the same time. Only downside is you can come across a book that's a slog to get through and it can disrupt your flow

  • Sometimes really depends on what I'm reading I am reading handmaid's tale since my girlfriend loved it but was reading iron gold from the red Riding series so now I'm doing both at the same time

  • I try and do everything at one time it’s an issue :(


  • Like this?

  • fritzdork


    Like this?

  • People who do this must actually hate themselves

    Directing your focus to one good book is so much better

  • Skywalker

    People who do this must actually hate themselves

    Directing your focus to one good book is so much better

    I find it eaiser to read some harder books when doing some leisure reading at the same time.

    Breaks difficult reading into enjoyable chunks

  • Dankmustard Mobile

    I find it eaiser to read some harder books when doing some leisure reading at the same time.

    Breaks difficult reading into enjoyable chunks

    I recently read Selected Dialogues of Plato and can see where you're coming from. Usually I just don't read books when they become too tedious to actually enjoy. Finished that book by taking days worth of breaks between reading

  • Skywalker

    I recently read Selected Dialogues of Plato and can see where you're coming from. Usually I just don't read books when they become too tedious to actually enjoy. Finished that book by taking days worth of breaks between reading

    Same thing happened when i started reading ulysses.

    Got about 100 pages in before it became just too damn difficult to do alongside uni

  • I was forced to do that as a child with that Scholastic Reading Counts! program where you had to read multiple books on a point system for a grade.

  • Ronald_Vegan

    I've read three books at the same time. Only downside is you can come across a book that's a slog to get through and it can disrupt your flow

    Yeah I feel this. Were they alll the same genre?

  • Skywalker

    People who do this must actually hate themselves

    Directing your focus to one good book is so much better

    Idk I feel like it's a challenge and it's fun if you can pull it off. I end up gravitating towards one, but I'll still read the others

  • Saturday

    I was forced to do that as a child with that Scholastic Reading Counts! program where you had to read multiple books on a point system for a grade.

    captain underpants and magic treehouse?

  • Hellapoor

    captain underpants and magic treehouse?

  • Saturday

    What lmao...or u older/younger than that

  • Hellapoor

    What lmao...or u older/younger than that

    I was born when Captain Underpants came out...

  • Hellapoor

    Yeah I feel this. Were they alll the same genre?

    Nope, way different
    But I'm wired different

  • i've tried but it's too hard

  • Ronald_Vegan

    Nope, way different
    But I'm wired different

    Good stuff I feel liks that's the way to do it

    Self help, non fiction, and a novel or two go nicely together

  • Saturday

    I was born when Captain Underpants came out...

    Just called my friend who's born in 1997 rn and he read captain underpants so like is that a no?

    Someone's lying and I don't think it's him because he described the middle pages with the flip back and forth s*** in detail

  • Saturday

    I was born when Captain Underpants came out...

    Drop some titles at least I'm tryna feel nostalgic before I go to bed

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