I Read Lots of Books At the Same Time

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    What I'm Reading Now...

    I'm reading:Villa Incognito - Tom RobbinsCommon as Air - Lewis HydeReason, Social Myths, and Democracy - Sidney HookandThe Last Continent - Terry Pratchett
    kattekens kattekens
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2011

    A Former English Lit Major; I Can Definitely Sympathize, But Now, As A Scholar, And One Who Is Slightly Burnt Out...

    I admit I buy lots of books at the same time, but I don't always read them. I love books and must have every, new critical edition of a Gertrude Stein book of poetry that comes out, as well as the latest critical edition of Freud's writings, with an intro by the new hot, young...
    tenderbuttons tenderbuttons
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2010

    Lots Of Books=lots Of Love

    My story is pretty much this: I love to read, and I love to read lots of books simultaneously. I've made myself a list of books to read so I won't waste time trying to figure out what book to read after finishing my current read, but I can never wait until I'm actually finished...
    darksarabande darksarabande
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2011


    It's my day off, and go figure, I'm at the book store like usual. :-) in front of me is my Nook, where I am reading 8 books, two more out on the table, one in my book bag, and three more at home that I'm reading! Think I have my hands full? Nah, I think I'll add some more books!
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    May 13, 2012

    All The Time

    I do this all the time, without question - There have been a few books that I was soooooooooooo captivated by them that there was nothing else more important then reading them - But I have diverse tastes and it shows in my reading -
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

    Too Many, Probably, But How Can You Tell?

    It's never supposed to be less than two. I try to pray the Daily Office, so at the very least there is, or ought to be, a slow plodding relentless march through the Bible and the BCP over the course of the year. So my acceptable lower threshold is two, and probably always will be...
    lovecraftanon lovecraftanon
    26-30, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    Having Your Cake And Eating It Too

    I used to read one book at a time until I went to college. The course load got me into the habit of reading multiple books at one time.  Soon I was doing it for pleasure.  When I read a book at a time, I would get anxious to finish the book I was reading so I could move onto...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2013

    Just One? What?

    I like to read multiple books at one time. People wonder how I don't get confused while reading them. It doesn't even matter if they are the same genre, as long as they aren't the same author I'm good. Currently I am reading: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card A Canticle...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 7, 2012


    Right now I have seven books I'm reading at he same time! Four on aspects of Buddhism. A book about viticulture. A book about my oboe. A fictional book, a love story set against the backdrop of civil war Spain.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2013

    No One Knows How I Do It

    No one seems to be able to grasp the concept that I can easily follow the plots of more than one book. My personal best is six books at one time. I finished them all within four days and they each had over 227 pages. One for school, one in my bag, one by my bed, one on the couch...
    mutilatedalex mutilatedalex
    18-21, F
    Aug 8, 2011

    A Reading Frenzy :))))

    Im sooo excited this is the only place to share it !! I just recieved 4 books in the mail today . YES OH YES OH YES !!!  And one still in transit! Oh my heavens its like being drunk. Im already reading 3 books and listening to one. Now I have to decide which to pick...
    luvsbooks luvsbooks
    41-45, F
    Apr 21, 2010

    For Instance...

    my current reads include:Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael ShermanThe Invitation by Oriah Mountain DreamerIssue 1141 of The Rolling Stoneand...John Lennon: The Life by Philip NormanAn array of subjects and that's the way I like it :) 
    NiftySox NiftySox
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2011

    Reading slowly is the bane of my existence

    and so I read several books at once to compensate.
    ClearForesight ClearForesight
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    I Do Lurrrrve To Read

    I tend to go through phases with what kind of books I read. Sometimes it's fantasy. Sometimes teen 'crap', as I call it, y'know the type where you can read without really switching your brain on.  I'm a Mercedes Lackey fan for my fantasy moments. At the moment tho, I'm all...
    charlie248 charlie248
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2011

    Books! Lovely Books!

    Yay! This group exists! :) So yeah...I've got three books I'm reading at the same time. This is probably child's play compared to what a lot of other people do, but even still, it's fun. I'm just happy to know I'm not the only person who has his or her nose in a book all the...
    DreamsOfNight DreamsOfNight
    31-35, F
    May 1, 2012

    It's More Like, I Never Finish Them and Start Another...

    Books that I've recently started: Body Outlaws by Ophira Edut and Rebecca Walker Out of the Shadows by John Coughlin Pomosexuals by Carol Queen, Lawrence Schimel, and Kate Bornstein Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men by Warren Farrell and James P. Sterba To Be Real by...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2007

    My Book Needs You.

    May I recommend my novel, "Shattered Destiny" out by Champagne books to you. And, please let me know how you would end this book. It deals with the supernatural, reincarnation, alternate realites and origins. It is a fiction rollercoaster. I check in here a lot and would love to...
    ricknaub ricknaub
    May 15, 2012

    Am I Really Nuts?

    Most people I know think I'm totally nuts for reading so many books at the same time. I usually get the 'how can you possibly keep the stories straight', or 'don't you get confused between the different books'. I guess since I've done this my entire life (okay... maybe not my...
    Shoreboy Shoreboy
    46-50, M
    Jul 7, 2009

    Lots and Lots of Books At the Same Time

    I am currently reading: Zadie Smith's White Teeth and Autograph Man Antonia Byatt's tales of fire and ice and Virgin in the Garden Kazuo Ishiguro Never let me go Julian Barnes Arthur and George Umberto Eco The name of the rose Kawabata Meijin-go master Quote apart from...
    Boann Boann
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2008

    My King Obbsession

     I am reading 3 Stephen King novels at the same time. It's getting difficult.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold
    22-25, M
    May 31, 2011

    Typically fifteen to twenty at a time: usually

    one or two scholarly books about biblical studies, a novel or two, and multiple nonfiction books about history, biography, and a few about science. Drives my poor wife crazy! But she still loves me!
    deleted deleted
    Feb 26, 2016

    Not By Choice

    Don't get me wrong, reading... ah, reading, reading is absolutely fantastic. Books can take you to magical places you normally only dare to go to in your dreams. But yes, sometimes I am actually forced to read more than one at a time... especially by being in school and such...
    PsychicVenturer PsychicVenturer
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2011

    There Are So Many Other Books To Read!

    Once i start reading a book, i always see some other book i also like.i cant help it, i have to start reading that book too. I wanna read a lot of books in my life, but if i stick to one book, i feel like i can't achieve that. i Love Reading and do it all the time. Me and my...
    Qeenofsolitude Qeenofsolitude
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

    Snake Charmers Gift

    I am a physician by profession. In long years of my medical practice I have come across many strange experiences. I would like to share one such experience. In earlier years of my practice, one evening a person brought his wife to my clinic . She was suffering from sever...
    Mar 5, 2012

    When And What

    I admit that reading for pleasure is not something I put aside a special time to do. Instead, I read when I'm commuting, or in a place for extended periods of time when I'd otherwise be not doing much. I used to carry four or five books with me everywhere, so that I could read...
    auroramaru auroramaru
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    On Occasion

    I did it more as a kid, reading three or four books at a time, but I got out of that habit and started to focus on one, because I found that sometimes the stories would blend together. Now I can handle it better and I will read more than one book on occasion, usually books from...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2012


    Desperately Seeking a Duke by Celeste Bradley The Meaning of Night: A Confession by Michael Cox The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss by Dr. John A. McDougall and Mary McDougall   I'm almost finished w/ McDougall's...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 5, 2008

    Now I Have A Nook

    And I have like 12 books going on at once. I ALWAYS have my nose buried in a book. Did I mention the hardcover I got done with yesterday, and the 3 other  hard backs I'm working on? Bit of a bookworm? I have a tenancy to think so.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Mar 26, 2012

    The Adventures Of Aries (the Little Bear That Couldn`t Sleep ) By B.j. Thomas

    The story of a bear cubs first summer.Good story for kids! On Lulu.com
    rusekniga rusekniga
    Feb 6, 2012

    Up To 7

     Right now is a low point for me- I'm only reading 2 at this time, but I have been known to read up to 7 books at once! The two I'm reading now are: - Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut - Open House, by Elizabeth Berg
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Mar 30, 2010

    I Like To Stay Submerged

    I realised rather a long time ago that I hated the loose-ended feeling of being out of the story.  When a book ends, it's something of a rude shock to my system.  So I read several books, and if I can help it, include a series or read through the Bibliography of one Author...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2011

    Voracious Reader Here

    I have always loved to read, from the first moment I picked up a book and could understand it. I always have several books with me when I go out of the house, and now that I have a Kindle and a Nook, it's worse. But, on a positive note, I have lots to choose from. On a not-so...
    LadyofDreams LadyofDreams
    51-55, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2012

    My Book Is Free For The Next Five Days!!!!

    I'm running my first promo of my bestselling book, Be The News: A Guide to Going Viral With Your Human Interest Story and I'm absolutely filled with adrenaline! It's available for free download on Amazon.com and it empowers people to stand up and speak their story in a way that...
    surfsounds surfsounds
    46-50, F
    Dec 29, 2012

    3? 4? More Like 10.

    Read a few pages, buy a new book. It's an endless cycle that I just can't break. there's about 4 shelves a metre long and I've only read one shelf of books. :L
    PhantomBrave10 PhantomBrave10
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2012

    My Record Is 25.

    When I was younger I had a ton of books. I happened to be a kid who could read above her level. So not all the books I was reading were children's books. I remember I had them all laid out on my bedroom floor one day. I was just in my own little world. My mom didn't hear any...
    Tara277 Tara277
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 21, 2012

    The Stack On The Night Table

    I am always reading.  If it isn't something for work (like a professional journal), then it is something for play (scuba/travel magazine). I get books from friends and recommendations to read books from everybody. I have no less than six books on my night table in addition to...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2011


    I'm currently working my way through five at the moment, it does just depend on which ones take your fancy really. They just stood out on the bookshelves as things to read and I took them down, blew off all the dust, started to cough badly, then sat down and read.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2007

    Too Many

    Currently I am reading I am American, and You can too! by Stephen Colbert 1984 by George Orwell Animal Farm (again and again) by George Orwell The Bully by Paul Langan a book about the 1000 most influential people in history and I think I am going to start Watership Down...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2007


    its funny that after leaving uni (yes a truly mature student!) i didn't want to read for a year but have recently started again and instantly have 3 books on the go...a main one and two others. same as ever. also love to listen to audio books and paint.
    injigo49 injigo49
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2012

    Right Now I Am Reading These Books...

    Since childhood I have been a avid reader. There have been weeks in which I have read a book a day. Usually I have more then one book to read at a time. Right now I am reading "Songs of the Humpback Whale" by Jodi Picoult when I am in bed. I am also reading the textbook for one...
    Grieta Grieta
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2011

    What I'm Reading Now...

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver SacksandThe Social Animal by David Brooks
    kattekens kattekens
    31-35, F
    Oct 4, 2011

    I Just Have To Laugh

    I have ALWAYS read several books at the same time. It is not too difficult to read several "how to"s books at the same time.  Right now, I am reading books on topics of:  Autism, Aspergers Parent's role in Education of Asperger Children, Feng Shui Interior...
    fightn4me fightn4me
    46-50, F
    Jun 5, 2012

    I Am Like This

    I have a hard time. Just reading one book at a time. I love to read many different books at a time. I can't help it at all. That I am like this. I just seem to get board with one book. Then I have to go to another book. I hope that I finish all of the books that I am reading. I...
    ac1986 ac1986
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2011

    Not Doing That Again......, By Brian Thomas

    This is a humorous account of the many adventures of a small businessman from England who gets the idea that exporting his goods to exotic places is the way to get rich and see the world at the same time, with helpful tips on how to avoid some of the pitfalls doing business...
    rusekniga rusekniga
    Feb 6, 2012

    I Love To Read!!

    I read a lot. I like reading, so it doesn't affect me. I can learn lot's from fiction books, and I write stories of my own.
    fablousprettygirl fablousprettygirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2010
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