Thursday, April 9, 2009

Booking Through Thursday – Numbers Game

For something different, I'm borrowing a question from … here! One of the very first questions ever at Booking Through Thursday. Back from 2005 when Laura owned the blog but, because it was so new, it didn't get as many responses as it does now … so, why not revisit?

Here's the question:

Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to…

Are you currently reading more than one book?

If so, how many books are you currently reading?

Is this normal for you?

Where do you keep your current reads?

Oddly enough, up until about 3pm today I was reading two books at once. Now I'm back down to one. So I'm going to say that I was currently reading 2 books since I officially was when this question was asked this morning. That is very abnormal for me. I'm not the type to have several going at once. I like to start one and finish it before I pick up another one. I keep my current reads all over the house. I take it to work with me, where it usually sits on my desk in one of those file sorters (when I'm on a bad call it kinda calms me to look at it – I know – such a book-a-holic). If I'm doing errands or driving around, it's usually in the car with me. While I'm at home…it could be anywhere. It could be on the kitchen table, on the kitchen island, on the end table in the family room, in the master bedroom. On occasion I'll be walking around with it and put it on a shelf in the closet and forget to take it out, so that's always a good place to look for it. It pretty much gets put down wherever I was last reading it or if I'm thinking, I put it in the family room on the back of the chair or on the end table because that's the central room in the house.

Oh, and to answer the question you were dying to ask, why was I reading two at once when it's so uncommon for me? Well..this happens every once in awhile and it's almost always for the same reason. I leave the book at work. Haha! I either leave it in my workout bag or on my desk. I don't usually go an evening without reading, so when I get home I usually pick up a new book to start reading. Then once I'm reunited with the first book, the second one sits on the island or back on the bookshelf till I finish the first one.


Tea said...

When I finish one book, I have a hard time starting another book. To find a new book I have a hey day going through the books on my shelf. I might pull down a dozen books. I will read the first page until something strikes me and won't let me go. I will pick two of these particular books. Then, I will read each one until one of the two grabs me more than the other one. At that point, I have my one book. The one I want to live with for awhile learning about the characters, the setting and their issues. My current book is wherever I am in the house. When I go out, I might take the book with me. This is dependent on whether the book belongs to me. If it's a library book, I won't take it with me to the doctor or anywhere. I have an awful fear of losing a library book. I went through that experience too often when my children were small.:)

Kris said...

Tea - you have quite a routine there! Thanks for sharing, I found it rather intersting.

Dorte H said...

Unless I have forgotten my book somewhere, I only read one at the time.

Actually I came by to tell you that I found your blog the other day because of your wonderful cozy mystery challenge; I liked what I saw here and now I have come back with an award for you. Could you please come by and pick it up.

Kris said...

Dorte - Thanks! I'm going to check it the award now!