This is the question of the week on Making up for Monday, a week long meme hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer.
How do I decide? It depends on my mood. I always have a long list of books I want to read and I keep adding to it. So I look through my TBR list and pick something that I’m in the mood for.
I usually have a minimum of three books going at a time because there is no telling which of them I will want to pick up at any given time.
I am also not particularly driven to finish books. I read most books at one go, but there are others that I like to dip into and read a little of and then I go on to something else.
I guess it helps that a lot of the books I read are non-fiction and can be read in bits and pieces…
I am not comfortable reading time sensitive books. The very fact that there is a deadline by which I need to finish the book is likely to rob me of my enjoyment of it. That is why I don’t do so well with library books. I often end up returning them unread or half read.