More than one book on the go?

Discussion in 'Every Day Debating' started by BearzYo, Jan 10, 2011.

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Do you read more than one book at a time?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Depends on what I'm reading

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    34.8%
  1. ScreenXSurfer

    ScreenXSurfer Better Than You

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    Slaughterhouse Five is actually my first Vonnegut book. And I only got that one due to it being referenced in Footloose :p.
    There you go.
    Yeah, it's pretty good. One of my favorite autobiographies (of which, I have a small collection. The pornstar ones are the best), a real page turner. Mustaine has done a lot of things in his life and it's an interesting journey to read it from start to finish.


    Done with those two books. Now I'm struggling through five textbooks. :(
     
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    Currently reading one book I haven't read yet (a classic, John Cleland - Fanny Hill) and one I have read several times over (fantasy, Jacqueline Carey - Kushiel's Dart). couldn't resist reading Kushiel's Dart again since it'd been some time since I read the series, and it's one of my alltime favourites. And sometimes reading a classic like this (written in the middle of the 18th century) takes too mcuh effort, so in the evenings or something, when I am tired, or not wanting to concentrate hard, I read Kushiel's Dart. By no means am I saying it's a flimsy book, but easier than Fanny Hill.
     
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    It really just depends. Sometimes I do read more than one book but others times it's just one at a time. I went through a stage once where there was about 7 books next to my bed each with bookmarks in it. I think I prefer one at a time.
     
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    Dreamscaper Royal Hamster Wrangler

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    I don't think I could keep everything straight to be honest. While I'm honest there are a few that had I picked up a second I never would have finished the first.
     
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    I haven't read 2 books at the same time since I was in school (elementary mostly), but this is how it went for me: The teacher would assign us a book that we had to read as schoolwork, tell us to pick out a book with so many pages to write a book report on, or give us a book "based on our reading skill" to help develop our "reading skill". I would read this book and another that I got from the school library. Usually the book I got from there would be fantasy, interesting historical fiction (from the point of view of a "witch" during the salem witch hunts, for example), sometimes mystery. The book I got from the teacher would be "nothing special" fiction. I'd read both books at the same, usually a couple chapters of one book, then immediately a couple chapters of the next book. They were easy to keep seperate.

    I don't read 2 books at the same time anymore now, though, because I'm busy with working and don't read nearly as much as I did in school. If I were to suddenly have more time, went to, say, the library and got two interesting books, I'd probably read both at the same time, but only if they were completely different genres and both held my attention almost equally.