Friday, January 25, 2013

Multiple reading??!


Today’s post is about reading. I was on the internet, searching books and blogs and I noticed that there are people who read two books at the same time. Ok, it’s not something crazy and I know that it is common for some to read more than one books, but I am wondering…how someone can enjoy reading two books alongside?


When I read a book I am diving in a new world and I get attached with the characters, enjoying the author’s work. I know that someone has worked hard in order to publish this book, which is now available for me to read, and it is important to me. I don’t say that people who read more than one book don’t take it seriously, but I am just wondering. What is the fun on reading two books at once?

On the other hand I am watching series and I watch more than one, but I know it’s not the same. I watch TV to relax but reading a book is a another process. I can’t imagine reading for example Ascend, which I am currently reading, and A Feast of Crows, which I plan to read next. These two books are completely different and each one has its own magic. I couldn’t read about Wendy in one minute and the next reading about Daenerys and dragons and wars and white walkers!

I like reading different genres and I enjoy every one of them, but if I do it in the same time, I feel that the magic disappears. Like I am reading just to say that I have read these books. I don’t know. This is just how I feel about it. I’d love to know why anyone would decide to read two books at once. I’d like to know what  interesting there is to it, so I can understand it.

Please share with me your thoughts. Thanks. 

15 comments:

  1. Actually, I'm reading three books at once. I know it's a lot, seriously. But I can manage my mind in a way where I can be in three worlds in three different times.
    Multi-tasking is the way go and I can still immerse myself into the author's imagination. :)

    Mindy
    www.sksainitheauthor.blogspot.com

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    1. WOW...Three different books!! I get the multi-tasking concept and I do it, but not in reading. How many books you think you can read at a time? Just curious. :)

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    2. I can read about 4 books at one time. :) Haha.

      Mindy
      www.sksainitheauthor.blogspot.com

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  2. I am reading 5 books at once and that's only because 've just finished one.

    I get your point but I've always done this. It never gets confusing and if a books starts to lag I switch to another one and so on (unless I'm on a deadline or something of the sort). For me, it's easy to jump from one to the other, but that's just me. :D

    -martha

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    1. 5?Well done!!:)
      I never do this. I always read one book at a time and that not too fast. I lost track of time in the day and the time I have to read is limited. I'd like to read faster so I'm trying to put things on schedule.
      Thanks for taking time to make a comment. I appreciate it. :)

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  3. Thanks :D
    Same here but I read at ANY free time I HAVE to keep reading. Me and schedules don't exactly get along but I'm trying to do the same so that I'm better organized.
    Nor problem!

    -Martha

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  4. I'm like you and only read one book at a time. The only times I have read multiple books at a time was when I was in college and when I'm not overly into the current book I'm reading and I'll start a new one and flip flop between the two, but that is a rarity.

    I always am shocked too when I find out people read multiple books at once, but now that I think about it, I did that in college all the time, I was an English major. It never really bothered me.

    Still I enjoy reading one book at time, I think I get more out of it, and I guess that is just my reading way. :)

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    1. Hi Kay and thanks for making this comment.
      It’s not that it bothers me, but I am just curious. I am used to read one book at a time and people around me to the same. Some may read a book quite fast and start another but not at the same time. It’s cool that people can do it. Maybe I will try it sometime. :)

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  5. I read about 4 or more books (never more than 4-5). But I try to avoid it. I have one book that's required and reading too far ahead might give me bad scores on the quizzes. Another is book club and another is one I carry around all the time. The others are ebooks, and I can't carry my computer everywhere I go, lol. I usually read my chosen hardback/paperback and the book club pick one at a time though, so I pretty much read 3-4. And I definitely can't handle reading a book a day (I admire those that do).
    I'm surprised I can still know what's going on each book even though they're all different. I've been called crazy by a friend for reading multiple books, lol. O_O

    ~Sophia Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. If you can remeber what is going on on each book I guess you are ok. :) The more people say that they read multiple books at a time, the more I want to try it but...I don't know. It still feels confused. :)

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  6. Two is fairly common- I tend to read one or two, perhaps an ebook and a physical book. It just helps me to set a pace I think as I can't just not read just because I'm not in the mood for one. I can't cope with more than this though as then I'll end up not finishing one or dropping it & later starting back at the very first page as books only stay in my head if I'm reading one or two at a time and I have finished them. I don't like head clutter- even if it's book-related head clutter. What's the fun in trying to remember a book's plot etc.
    If I'm reading a series I obviously don't read Book 2 & 3 for example at the same time- which is why sometimes I have one on the go and sometimes two.

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    1. I get it, with the difference that I have never tried to read two books at once. I know that I will remeber the plot etc but I can't really find a reason to do it. Except, as Sophia Lin said, if I am in a book club and I want to read and something else too.

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  7. Nice thoughts, A. I always see that on Goodreads whenever I'm checking a friend's Currently-Reading list. But I've never tried that. I don't think it would work for me. From the comments I've seen here, I know it works for some other people. :)

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    1. Yeah, I don't think that would work for me but I maybe try it. Definitely not when I am reading George R. R Martin though! Games of Thrones are books that someone should read more than focused! :)

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