Reading Style

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I seem to be reading books at a pretty fast pace. Well, a fast pace for me, anyway. It’s working out to be about one book per week, except last week I finished two. 😁

When I read, I usually only read one book at a time. Every once in a while, I might read two. This usually only happens if I’m participating in a readalong or if I’m trying to get through a book for book club and I’m not particularly enjoying it. In both cases, I’m pacing myself and restricting the number of pages I read at one time.

I like to read only one book at a time is because I like to be immersed in that world. I don’t like jumping from one world to another if I can help it. It’s too jarring. I want the full experience. I want to think about those characters and that world for as long as possible, especially if it’s a book I love.

Do you read one book at a time? Or, do you read multiple books at a time? Why?

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  1. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    Before blogging the idea of reading more than one book at a time was a foreign idea to me. Now I’ve usually got two to three books going at once. I don’t think it makes me read faster per se,I think I just was introduced to the idea and thought, why not? And now that I read so many audio books I like to have two books going at once so I can listen while I’m doing things and then read a physical book in the afternoons or evenings.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That makes sense. Ever now and then I’ll have more than one book going for reasons other than I listed in this post, but it’s VERY rare. I’m usually a one book person. I guess I’m a monogamist in life and in reading. 😂

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  2. Alice
    Alice says:

    i tend to just read one book at a time unless i have one physical book and one audiobook. or if i am out and haven’t got my book on me i will start an ibook:)

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. I know what you mean about not happy a book with you. I usually have my Kindle with me for that reason, but like you I always go back to my main read unless I’m enjoying what’s on my Kindle more, lol.

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