People seem to differ a bit in their approach to reading.
Well, that's an obvious comment isn't it...let me be clearer, readers seem to differ in their approach to reading. My husband, for example, far prefers to read a number of books at the same time, up to 5 of them, and he alters through them via some kind of internal algorithm or emotional guage. I have always preferred to read one book, finish it and start the next.
This difference may have to do with my husbands rather formidable ability to remember. Really, it is amazing. However, if I leave a book too long I lose track of some of the details of the story. Though for me it is also about sinking myself into the story and entering the world, so switching frequently between them is not what interests me terribly.
Right now, however, for powers beyond my control, I am reading 5 books at the same time. Kinda not enjoying it. I gave up last night, stayed up late and finished one of them.