Hi guys! Last week I blogged on writing multiple projects at the same time . . . but what about reading? Do you read more than one book at the same time? I have to admit that I am guilty of doing this quite often. Sometimes I flit from book to book, reading a bit of each, if I’m in a reading slump and can’t seem to choose something I like. Other times I read bought books and library books at the same time — usually because I have a book due back at the library I want to read. Or other times it’s because I have an ARC from Netgalley I want to read and review.
I have talked about this with some other people before, and a few have said that they can’t concentrate on more than one thing, or that they get storylines and characters mixed together. And while I can see the point they have, I find it fairly easy to disentangle storylines from one another. (I also feel more productive when I read two or more books at the same time, especially when they’re due back at the library.)
Here is another thing that I want to talk to you about: how long does it take for you to read a book? A day, a week, a moth? For me it certainty depends what is going on with my life — school, writing, and personal things. This month I have been reading a lot of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and I’ve been soooo used to reading books which are 300 – 500 pages max., but these books are 700 pages plus, and they’ve been taking me a week (sometimes a bit longer) to get through. However, I read The One by Kiera Cass (which I will be reviewing in a few weeks’ time, so keep an eye out for that) in a night.
Of course — there are also other factors included, like how good the book is. If it’s slow, or boring, then I’m less likely to want to finish it, therefore taking me longer.
So what about you? Do you read more than one book at the same time, or does it confuse you? How long, roughly, does it take you to finish reading a novel?