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    Do You Read More Than One Book [at] The Same Time ?

    I often juggle 2 or 3 books unless one particular one can hold my attention enough that I finish it in one go.

    Normally have one near the toilet that goes in with me while making a deposit in the bank.

    Is reading more than one book at a time a common practice with anyone else here ?

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    One at a time. Short attention span.

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    ^ Same here.

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    I like to read one at a time, because once I'm into a good book, I don't want to be distracted by another good story.

    Now I'm reading two though, because my main book is a bit too big to carry around to the gym or on the subway.

    Almost finished Martin Booth's 'Gweilo', an excellent read.

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    Just the one thanks

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    Always two at a time.
    Something heavy (history), something light (a novel).

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    Usually 7 or 8 at a time. Never seem to have trouble remembering where I'm up to in each book, even though I never bookmark them. Mixture of history, detective novels, sci fi, current affairs - in short, whatever I can get my hands on.

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    Always used to read a few at a time but took too long to get through them now one at a time.

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    I have to say, I only read novels these days. I do miss good old Barking Library.

    Actually I do like a good autobiography. Last ones I read were Marlon Brando's (not bad), Lennon's (a biography and very good), and Nelson Mandela's (which was an amazing read).

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    I quite often used to read two or three at a time, although recently I do a lot less reading.

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    Yes me too, its terrible really. I alway opt for the net rather than a good book it seems. On a 2 week holiday away from this cursed computer I read more books in two weeks than I do at home in 6 months.

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    I was offfline for a month a little while back and read loads, maybe 7 novels.

    enjoyed it enough to think i would continue reading whether or not i had an internet connection.


    i have probably posted in excess of 60 times today.

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    Always have a few on the go to match my mood when I take a break to read. Right now its a reread of Mice and Men (Steinbeck), with Lady Oracle (Atwood), Outlander (Gabaldon) and Detective Banks' Aftermath (Robinson). Keeps my mind tuned -- just like meeting up with different folks instead of the same ones all the time. Then I get Discover, Business Week and the Economist, so if I want a short smoke break, I read some articles. My public library is pretty close so I pop in once a week to restock and donate whatever trash (ie, "best sellers") I bought. Beggars still fine me for overdues.

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    ^^ My net has been off for a couple of days too, and I read a lot. I thought I would continue since I enjoyed it so much, but reconnected today and back on here.
    Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
    Fantastic book. I have the Grapes of Wrath here to reread too.

    In fact I have a bookshelf full of great books to read. Ending up on Scamps facial thread instead of reading them just makes me want to top myself really.

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    ^ Got that right. My saving grace (besides work, cleaning, dolling up, etc) is that I have to smoke on my patio, so always have my books and mags out there. Yes, love Steinbeck. (I think Obs does, too) Grapes of Wrath sure makes you feel the scourge of being down and out. Maybe another reason I like to read more than one book at a time. Crikes, if you read all of Steinbeck's in a row, you'd probably kill yourself.

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    Grapes of Wrath sure makes you feel the scourge of being down and out.
    Myself and AlexdeLarge are co authoring some novels soon.

    It's actually got to the stage where I like a good dose of the runs so I can get some reading done.

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    ^ I could have done Stephen Kings back catalogue during my food poisoning bout.

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    The ones he wrote himself or.....?

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    One at a time, unless it's academic study stuff.

    Like to switch between fiction and non-fiction every book but it's not easy to find good NF that interests me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Outlander (Gabaldon)
    I've got the entire series. You'll have to pop over for a cup of tea and borrow them.

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