Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Reading one book at a time vs. Reading multiple books at a time

Hmh.. It's the second one in a row that I find difficult to answer to. I used to think that there was no way I could read multiple books at a time. It's hard to keep up with the storylines and hard to remember the plot, characters etc afterwards. Well.. Now that I've tried reading two or three at a time, I can tell you that it is pretty difficult, but at the same time, it gives me great pleasure to select a book in sync with my mood and not stress about finishing one book in order to read the next one. I only recently started to read multiple books at a time and it's somewhat even better than reading one at a time. If the books are as great as e.g. Richelle Mead's, Cassandra Clare's or J. K. Rowling's, of course I'll read them seperately from everything else, but there aren't that many books that consume me in it's world like there's no tomorrow. In every other case, I find it soothing to change the themes and stories every other night or day (whenever I read and feel like changing things up again), e.g. when I'm mad at a character or totally depressed about a storyline, I pick up the other one I'm currently reading and find solace in it before returning to the previous one. In addition, it's great to alternate between contemporary romance and paranormal books when one of them falls short on action and the other one hasn't got enough romance in it. Furthermore, if the book does end up consuming me afterall, I'll read it and put the other ones on hold while I'm at it. So there you go, during this pretty long monologue I found out that I'm more into reading multiple books at a time than just one.

Winner: Reading multiple books at a time

Weigh in Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren at Epilogue Reviews.


  1. I generally prefer one book at a time, but I definitely see your reasoning as well!

  2. :) I really thought I wouldn't want to read more than one book at a time, but it turned out to be a great experience and now I just enjoy changing things up every night/day :)