Thursday, March 16, 2017


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.



J.G. said...

I can handle one fiction, one non-fiction at a time, but otherwise agree: overload is sure to follow if I try and do more!

oreneta said...

Yeah, that's about it for me to be happy too.

elPadawan said...

I think it's a matter of getting your brain used to handle multiple storylines at once. But isn't that what we do already when we follow TV Series and read things like weekly comics? Unless you only ever binge-watch tv shows, your brain already knows how to handle "simultaneous following of stories". You just didn't tell it to do it for books too :p

oreneta said...

Yeahhhhhh, but do I want to? Reading is sort of a haven from that kind of juggling, for me anyway.