Friday, September 21, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] How Many Books I Read At Once


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.

For this week's question, Cathy @ What Cathy Read Next asked:

Do you like to finish one book before starting the next or do you read several at once?

My answer:
I try to read only one book at a time because I really enjoy fully immersing myself into the story without distraction.

However, every now and then I will be reading one book while working on listening to a second on audio when I can't otherwise be "reading." Like when I am driving to work, or doing housework for example.


Thanks for reading!
How many books do you tend to read at once?
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30 comments:

  1. I have an audio book to listen to when I am driving, cleaning etc. and a physical book for when I have free time.

    So the answer is 2.

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  2. I usually have two going - one physical book and one audiobook in the car!

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  3. Yes, audio is a good way to mix it up; however, I've never gotten into audio books much myself. I think I'm too much of a visual person. I don't take it in so well just listening.

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    1. Yeah, I have to stick to audiobooks that I've read the physical copy of before... otherwise I lose focus!

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  4. Audiobooks are SO great at getting reading done when you can't read! Miss youuu! <3

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  5. I usually have at least two going at the same time - and one of those is usually an audiobook. :)

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  6. I used to never read more than one book at a time but now I do. Listening to an audiobook book and reading a physical book is perfect. Then you have a book to read when you can’t just sit and read.

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  7. I'm a one book at a time person too, usually. Occasionally two. I'm always afraid I'll get myself stretched too thin and lose track of details if I have too many going. :)

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  8. I look always whether there's a movie made from a book, especially when it is old, just got this week on YouTube "account rendered" from old novel by Pamela Barrington at one time more popular than Agatha Christie

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  9. I have to just read one at a time. I like to fully concentrate on one book so I can finish it in a day or two and move on to the next one. I wouldn't like reading several at a time as I'd feel I wasn't making progress with any of them! If I was driving a distance to work I might listen to audiobooks though I only have 12 in my collection!

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  10. Of late I have been reading 2 or 3 at the same time. One hard copy that I carry when I go out and I expect a waiting time. The e book that I am currently reading before go off to sleep and one for when I get time unexpectedly, like standing in a queue, waiting for someone or between books.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  11. One at a time for me too. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Your answer actually reminds me part of why I read multiple books at once. You like to be immersed in a single story, I prefer not to get so immersed, because when I do, the books end up invading my dreams and that often leaves me feeling exhausted the next day.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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    1. Oh! That's so interesting!! I'm glad you found a way to read that doesn't leave you exhausted! <3

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  13. I used to be a monogamous reader, but now I tend to juggle more than one at once. This year I am taking part in two year long read-alongs, and to keep me on pace, I have to read other books in between. Right now I have four going. The two read-alongs and a physical book and one on my Kindle. A lot depends on what I can read when, convenience wise. I am one of those readers who gets totally immersed in a book and haven't had too much difficulty with that reading multiple books, fortunately. Although sometimes I fight with myself over which book to read when I am so into more than one book at once! Have a great week, Erica!

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    1. haha! Oh I can imagine that it would be hard to stick to one book over another at some points! Especially if the genres differ!

      Have a great week as well! :)

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  14. I tend to read a few at once; I just have to keep going back and forth so I don't start reading one more than another - then it can be easy to get confused or forget things. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  15. I think reading across different formats like physical and audiobook for you is the main way people end up multi reading. I multi read like crazy! But I think the idea of reading one at a time like you do would be cool too.

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