Musing Mondays: February 8th

I’ve seen several bloggers mention reading multiple books this week. Do you frequently read more than one book at a time? Do you try to limit this to a certain number? Do you have different books for different purposes/topics?

I never used to read multiple books at once (except for when I was in school), but I recently took up the habit and I’m really glad I did.  What made me decide to give it a try was that the book I was reading at the time (Drood) was heavy and huge and unwieldy and it was really annoying trying to read it while riding my stationary bike.  So I grabbed a paperback off my TBR pile and had two going at the same time.  Since then, I’ve kept that up and have even thrown in a third and fourth at times.

I like to read different genres at once too, so I can choose based on my daily moods.  Maybe a fantasy and a historical fiction or a vampire or paranormal book with straight up fiction.  It’s nice to be able to mix it up! 

Right now I just finished the paperback I was reading so I’ll start a new one tonight and then I’d like to try to start working in non-fiction titles along with the gigantic hardcovers I read before bed. 

I thought I wouldn’t like juggling books because I would lose track of what was happening or mix up plots, but it’s actually been really easy and it’s nice to not feel so restricted!

My biggest problem is choosing which books to read from my TBR pile!  Sometimes I just can’t really tell what I’m in the mood for.  But I’ve decided to start in on all the ones I’m borrowing from people so I can return them while we’re young.  🙂  At least that narrows things down somewhat.



  1. Karoline Said:

    haha that’s awesome! yeah I love reading more than one book at a time. It’s better and you can read to whatever suits your fancy at the time 🙂

    • Jamye Said:

      I know, it’s great! Why didn’t I start years ago??

  2. Jody Said:

    My version of reading more than one book at a time involves one getting set aside and not touched until the other is finished. So, no. I don’t tend to read more than one book at a time, but only because I don’t seem to be capable.

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