Booking Through Thursday...

I thought this week's Booking Through Thursday question was interesting...

Here’s the question:

Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to…

  1. Are you currently reading more than one book?
  2. If so, how many books are you currently reading?
  3. Is this normal for you?
  4. Where do you keep your current reads?
As I've mentioned before, I tend to read my non-fiction in "stacks".   Here are my answers:

1. Yes.

2. One fiction, and a whole stack of non-fiction.  

3. Yes.   I always seem to have a stack of non-fiction I'm working my way through, and at least one fiction book.   The fiction book is almost always bedtime reading.  Usually I breeze through them in a few days at most; the odd thing about my current reading is that I have been trying to finish my fiction book (The Edge of Recall, by Kristen Heitzman) for *weeks*.    It's slow going when you keep falling asleep after a page and a half!  

4. Current fiction book is on my nightstand.  Current non-fiction is *supposed* to be on a shelf on my desk.  However, my desk is presently a sea of chaos, and my "stack" at this point has outgrown my desk. ;-)   Oh...and I almost always have a book or two in my bag...in the words of one of my favorite "Pieces of Flair" on Facebook, "Always carry a book...you never know when you will need it."  There is nothing worse than being stuck in a drive-thru, or waiting for someone in the van, and having nothing to read! :)

Here's my current non-fiction "stack":

Do you read more than one book at a time?  What are you reading right now?  I'd love to hear...leave me a comment!  To see more, visit the Booking Through Thursday site.  


Juliann said...

There is some comfort in know that we are not alone with the piles of books!

Lynn said...

I love seeing other people's book stacks :) Thanks for sharing yours. I'm always reading several at once. Right now I'm re-reading Peg Bracken's The Complete I Hate to Cook Book (she really doesn't hate to cook ;) ) I'm also reading (slowly) Thy Kingdom Come, a theology book by J. Dwight Pentecost. I just finished A Newbery Christmas (short stories -- and yeah, I know I'm off a season as it's Easter, not Christmas ;)), Life with a Capital "L" by Barbara Roberts Pine, Tail of the Storm (about being a military pilot) by Alan Cockrell, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (memoir) by Dave Eggers. It's fun to have a different book for different moods.

Tina Kubala said...

I tend to read more fiction, then non-fiction. I do think non-fiction lends itself better to reading more than one book at a time since it is not so much about the mood and immersion in another world.

Choate Family said...

Looking forward to your reviews of these books! I tend to be more of a "one book at a time" kind of girl, and time to read undisturbed is priceless. Planning to take lots of books out to the village with me, and I'm open to suggestions from a sister bibliophile :D

 Cha said...

I usually read multiple books at once. I tend to read a lot more non-fiction than fiction, unless it's historical fiction, or something I'm reading before I give it to Aaron. Sometimes I will read in the middle of a book-non-fiction.

I have a Bible in the bathroom, my purse and in the living room that I am reading all at once. Why? :) Because I'm reading through the OT in the bathroom, the NT while we're away from home and I'm having to wait for Aaron somewhere, and the other one is for Bible study.

I'm also reading Blood, Money, and Greed. Very interesting.

James McAlister said...

You're not alone. Once upon a time I wrote about my own stack of books and my struggle to contain it: www.james-mc.com/2006/07/21/picking-the-right-shovel/

Karen said...

I am also one that has more than one book going at a time. Most of the time my books are all non-fiction. But sometimes I may have a fiction going.

Hope you have a great day!