Making up for Monday is a weekly meme hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer.
The question this week is: “How many books do you read at a time?”
I am incapable of sticking to one book at a time. I usually have two, three, sometimes as many as five books going on at a time. I’m not sure why I do this…maybe it is because I am interested in so many different things that is hard to stick to reading about just one.
Besides, reading is a very mood inspired activity for me, so reading two or three different books at a time gives me a book for each mood and each time of day. I have no difficulty keeping the books straight because I read non-fiction most of the time.
It does sometimes happen that a book gets abandoned because I got too interested in the other stuff that I was reading, but if I liked it at all, I will get back to it and finish it.
And then again there are times, like now, when I come across a book that is so good that I cannot imagine reading anything else until I finish it. That book at the moment is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals.