(Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books.)
This week’s question is from Somer, who blogs at A Bird’s Eye Review:
“Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?”
Even though I generally read one book at a time, I very rarely am concentrating on one book at a time. I’m often backlogged on reviews, which means that as I’m reading the Current Book, I’m thinking about how I’m going to review Book A, Book B, and Book C.
I like reading one book at a time because it gives me the chance to revel completely in it; I’m not busy worrying about how the characters in the other book are doing, or how it’s going to end.
I’d love to expand on this forever, but I get to see my nephew tonight, and am totally distracted by family craziness. Happy reading?
Are you a book monogamist or polygamist? Why?
20 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Book Polygamy”
Book polygamy! I love it. I’d have to say I am mostly a book monogamist. Once in great while, if I’m reading a book and one I’ve really been anticipating comes along, I’ll put the one I’m currently reading aside and return to it later. Hmmm…now I feel unfaithful!
I know what you mean, Amanda. Sometimes you’re reading one book, but then you get that one that you’ve been really wanting to read, and you just can’t stop yourself! It makes me feel unfaithful too, but I don’t let it get me down for too long. …as long as neither book knows about the other. :p
Coming through on the blog hop.
I will read two books only if I am slightly bored with the first one!
If I’m bored with a book, generally I’ll lay it aside and read something else. But I don’t know if I would call that reading two books at the same time, you know? I set aside Super Sad True Love Story for almost a week and read other stuff, but I never felt like I was still reading it. I eventually cycled back around, and I’m still not sure if I liked it. I’ll need to mull it over some more.
I read more than one book at a time, sometimes three, sometimes five!
I read varied genres, have a truly eclectic taste in books. Feel free to explore my blog, browse mt reviews.
Here is my Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday post!
How do you keep all the plots straight in your mind? Although if it’s three books in three different genres, I guess that would make it easier. I’m not sure I have the brain cells to do that, though. 🙂
Hopping through. I’m very backlogged on reviews too. It’s one of the curses of reading quickly.
Not only do I read quickly, but I’m lazy too! 😀 And undisciplined sometimes. Something to work on, I suppose. Thanks for hopping by!
Thanks for hopping by my blog earlier! Just like you–I’m into book monogomy. 🙂
Have a great weekend….
From the hopping I did, people seem to be split just about down the middle—half read one book at a time, half read two more more. It takes all kinds! You have a good weekend too.
Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I did just finish March and enjoyed it very much. Sadly, it took me about 100 pages until I realized the novel was about the same March characters from Little Women. I know, pretty dim… From that point on I loved trying to make connection and see how both stories fit together. I was very impressed.
I can understand your not seeing it right away. The tones of the books are very different, as is the subject matter. I’d read a non-fiction book of Brooks’ before, and was impressed with that one, so I’m not surprised at the level of detail and authenticity in her fiction book. I did a review of March sometime back, if you want to check that out.
Are you going to do your own review? I’d definitely like to see that! Happy reading.
Hopping by and I really like your answer! It makes a lot of sense.
Personally I’m a book polygamist. 🙂
I sometimes become a book polygamist, generally when one book I’m reading isn’t pulling me into the story. Who wants to read a boring book? But generally I’m a one-book kind of girl. Thanks for hopping by!
Just hopping by to say Hello! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Glad to meet you! Happy reading.
One-book-at-a-time lady here….
….I don’t know how folks do it….I am amazed at how many people read more than one book at at time. 🙂
Stop by my blog for a giveaway of LINEN QUEEN courtesy of Sarah from Hachette Books and to see my answer to this week’s Blog Hop question.
I can read more than one book at a time, but I don’t do it often. A theme I noticed in this week’s hop is that when people read two or more books simultaneously, they’re all very different: fiction and non-fiction, YA and adult, etc. It makes it easier to keep the plots separate. Thanks for hopping by!
Hi, thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.
Looks like the Book Blog has brought you a bunch of readers. Cool.
I enjoyed visiting, Janna. Thanks for hopping back by!
Both the Hop and Top 10 Tuesday have gotten my readership up, but more than that, they’ve gotten me more involved in the book blogosphere—which has been awesome, because I’ve met lots of nice people and added even more books to my wish list!