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Book Blogger Hop, Pt II

Book Blogger Hop

All right. The question for this week is:

 "Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"

Oh-ho my. I have an issue with book commitment. I start a new book, and it's exciting and fresh, and I get really jazzed about it, and then 20% of the way through, almost without fail, I start getting bored and want to start another book. I once had seven books going at the same time, because I kept getting bored and starting new ones. It's a sickness.

Right now I'm being pretty good and working on The Monk, Northanger Abbey, Kissing the Witch, and I'm about to start Waiting for the Barbarians since my friend lent it to me. But The Monk and NA are basically books I only read when I'm at work, so I don't see it so much as working on four books, as having books in different locales. Yes.

This entry wasn't as good as some of the others, but I shall rally on the morrow. Yes I shall.


  1. Stopping by on the hop.
    I wish I could read multiple books at one time - I'm a one book at a time kind of girl!

    Books Are Life,

  2. No, do not even wish to venture down that path. It is a hazardous one, full of false starts and few endings.

    Wait...maybe it's good for paths not to have ends. Because that'd make it a dead end, right? Wait, no. That's it. I'm giving up on metaphors.

  3. Happy Blog Hop!

    I'm so amazed when people can read this many books at once! How in the world do you focus??? LOL

  4. Hi,

    Found you through the Hop and now following, too. I've looked through your past posts (oh so interesting!) and I'm really looking forward to reading your future work.

    Feel free to stop by my blog in your spare time,

    Take care & happy reading,
    Ms C

  5. I usually have multiple books going at one time, too. I just finished Jane Austen week in my library and the featured book was Northanger Abbey. I like the book and it is relatively easy to read compared to her other books.

    My Head is Full of Books

  6. I guess as long as it works for you, who is anyone to judge your reading habits :)

    Here's my Book Blogger Hop: 3/18-3/21 post!

  7. I don't really like book beginnings. So I'm always more excited when I get into the middle of a book and I understand what I need to. I guess we are opposites.

  8. @Sarah

    I have a short attention span? So really it's very much me NOT focusing. :D

  9. Hopping through. New follower! I find it hard to focus on just one book, like you, and tend to read multiple ones. I really want to read Northhanger Abbey. It's one of the only Austen books I haven't read.
    My Hop

  10. Coming through on the hop.

    I have no problem reading two books at a time though it does not happen often. I generally like to finish one and then start another.

  11. @Alison, NA is hilarious. It's a bit rougher than her others since it's her first, but I really like it. Try to read one of the Gothic novels it's making fun of too, if you can.

  12. I read only one book at a time. In fact, I have this weird quirk where I don't start reading a new book unless it's been at least 24 hours since I've read the last one. I don't know why. I guess I like to have time to think about them and letting everything sink in.

    Lol, that sounds as if I were reading Nietzsche and not Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the umpteenth time. But one obviously needs enough time to think about Quidditch.

  13. @waterfly89

    that sounds as if I were reading Nietzsche and not Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the umpteenth time. But one obviously needs enough time to think about Quidditch.

    Best. comment. ever.

    One totally needs time to think about Quidditch. And I admire the fact that you give yourself time to think about what you've read. I'm way, way too impatient for that.

  14. I read Northanger Abbey followed by Mysteries of Udolpho, and Northanger Abbey, while funny in the first instance, was way awesomer afterward.

  15. I can only read one at a time or I get all mixed up...I am now a follower, Happy reading!

  16. Only one book at a time for me, stop and see mine.

  17. @Julie I can't find your blog! Or do you prefer to dwell in secret?

  18. Not everyone can multi-task and nobody should. When it comes to book sure, I can't read four books simultaneously (or even two, for that matter!) but there are times I'll juggle as many as four books at a time depending on the subject matter, the urgency or more often both.

    The real trick to this is what KINDS of books to juggle. Hop on over to my blog and learn the method behind my madness - http://www.howardshermannet
    Howard Sherman

  19. 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.

  20. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through. I can't read multiple books at once, but I read fast enough that boredom isnt really an issue

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  21. Hopping by!

    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 my reviews. I follow via google reader NOT GFC!

    Here is my Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday post!

  22. I don't have a blog! I 'm not sure why it shows my name as clicky.

  23. @Julie Oh it's YOU. I was like 'Who's this person who left the awesome comment? I must follow their blog.'

    But I already know you. And we need to get pie when it gets slightly warmer and you're not going insane from exams.

  24. SORRY TO DISAPPOINT. Yes, pie. I am more or less a Free Woman starting Friday.


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