Hey everyone! If you’ve been following me (Sarena) lately on Twitter you know I’ve been in a bit of a weird reading state. I’ve had to pick up many books and read them at once, and this is mostly because of school books (sigh–but sometimes they’re cool) and review books sitting on our pile.
This will mostly be a discussion post because we have a few thoughts on reading multiple books at once. When I was young, I’d often pick up a few books–three or more–and read them all at the same time. I always ran into the same issue, since I felt as if I couldn’t stick in “one world” at a time. I also felt like I wasn’t getting one book’s full experience by putting others in the mix.
I think there are, however, good moments in which to read multiple books at once. I find that I always need my *one* for-fun read while I have another school read. Last week I was in a bit of a weird slump since I’d just finished my review read, REIGN OF SHADOWS, and started my school read, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I found myself reading Alice pretty slowly despite the fact that it’s a TINY book. (I’m reading it for a children’s lit class–yay!). I also find that reading e-books is convenient and inconvenient in this case. If I’m reading an eARC or e-book, I often have a physical book on me because my tablet is weird-cray and often shuts off and needs to charge for long periods of time. (And I don’t like reading on my phone too much.)
Plus, there’s just something great about having a physical book with me. Last week I started ILLUMINAE and got 50 pages in. Loved it. But unfortunately, I’ve been reading so many different things I couldn’t devote my time to it. Likewise, I started SNOW LIKE ASHES last week and finally am continuing it now. It’s GREAT! And I love keeping myself in one world at a time.
I also feel like I was on a really great book high at the start of January–I read about 5 books in two weeks–and so now I’m in a bit of a weird reading mood. Hopefully that’ll change soon since i’m loving my current read.
What are your thoughts?
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Until next time,