Morning all! I'm trying to be patient with myself and the fact that reading, reviewing, and blogging have had to take a little bit of a backseat as I started teaching school again last week, and am in the process of getting into a house. It's all very, very exciting, and yet adds this fun layer of stress that has kept me away from reading and reviewing the way I would like. I do see the light at the end of the tunnel though, and should be in a wonderful new home in a week or two. Yippee!
Considering the busy schedule of starting back to work, and getting a new home, I've noticed that the way I read has adjusted to the way my own mind has been working as of late. Here I am, rotating books faster than the chocolate conveyor belt on "I Love Lucy!" Seriously, I find that I'm reading multiple books at once, switching them out every day. That doesn't exactly lead you to get through a book very quickly, but seems to help my wandering mind. This led me to an interesting thought this weekend, especially after attending a wonderful picnic that Natasha at Maw Books Blog put on for those of us who are local bloggers (and what a great time we had). I wanted to know if anyone else reads several books at once? I hope they don't mind me mentioning them, but I asked Emily, at Emily's Reading Room, and Britt, at Confessions of a Book Habitue, how many books they read at one time. Both of them said they like to stick to one at a time. I wish I would have thought to make the rounds and ask a few more people, as it left me wondering, why do I rotate my reading material so much?
As mentioned in previous posts, I have a couple of books I've been trying to read for over a period of weeks, but in the meantime, have started a couple more. In fact, just yesterday, I started reading Secrets of a Christmas Box. Although I felt a bit like I needed snow or cold, rather than the 100+ degree weather we were experiencing, I still wanted to start something new to mix up my reading a bit.
I think what it boils down to is that I can't always fall into a book to the point of blocking out the world. Of course I love to read, and usually read quite a bit, but I'm just not one of those people who you have to tap on the shoulder to get them to snap out of the book their reading. I never have been. I'm curious though to find out how other readers approach reading. Do you read more than one book at at time, and do you notice that there are reasons why you do that?
Well, I'm off to settle in for a couple of hours of reading!