August 16, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Monogamy

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Booking Through Thursday

One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar?
(We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
And, of course, you can answer any time you want–it doesn’t have to be on Thursday!


I almost forgot it was Thursday!

Recently, I have been reading more than one book. Just this past week I finally finished Mists of Avalon while still struggling with Crime & Punishment. Now I have Lauchlin of the Bad Heart to read and review for First Look by the end of the month! Phew! Sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself, but I am a book addict.

I think the book clubs and challenges often dictate what I read and how much I read. I have my Classics Club, so I end up reading a classic a month. Plus, the TBR Challenge and others. And since signing up for First Look, I can't let a month go by without trying to get one of those. C'mon, Free Books!

Sometimes keeping to a schedule can be challenging but there are many books I know I would have given up on and in the end they were worth reading. There are so many books I want to read. It's just trying to find the time.

12 comments :

  1. Yup... I work for a reviews site, so completely understand!

    Thanks for coming by earlier. Happy BTT.

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  2. I honestly don't know how people do all those challenges... for me, deadlines often take the fun out of things. :) It's very cool that you can do it though!

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  3. Well, let me just state for the record: not only do I admire people who can read more than one book at a time, but I also admire people who do such awesome reviews, as well as join (and work on/complete) all of these book challenges. Kudos to you :)

    Happy Reading, Chris :)

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. What a contrast - Mists of Avalon/Crime and Punishment.

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  5. Yeah, we just need more hours in the day. Happy BTT!

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  6. Your comment about book challenges really resonated with me. I had a nice list of books I was enjoying (fiction, mystery, history) when I joined a couple of challenges - and suddenly veered completely away from the usual fare. I needed to challenge myself with something new, an author I hadn't read before, a genre I thought I wouldn't enjoy. The same old books are still waiting for me to finish them, but I've had my eyes and mind opened through book challenges.

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  7. Free books are the bomb. I usually balance several books at once, too. In my case, I think it's that I'm a little on the ADD side and I often get tired of reading one book for too long, jump to another, leap back, zip to a third. I feel kind of weird and unbalanced when I'm only reading one, but whatever works, right? :)

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  8. Chris, I agree with you. So many books, so little time! ;)

    Happy reading!

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  9. If you are looking for another challenge, I'm hosting one on my book review blog. Also my answer to this meme is here: http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2007/08/booking-through-thursday-monogamy.html

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  10. I know what you mean about challenges and review books! Those are just 2 more reasons I have more than one going at a time!

    I can't wait to see what you have to say about Mists of Avalon. I have it all set on my pile to read soon!

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  11. Juggling review books and challenge books along with the spontaneous book sure can be difficult sometimes! Still, I prefer to read them one at a time. I don't think trying to read multiple books all at once would increase my speed any. The amount of time I can devote to reading doesn't change all that much.

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  12. So many books, so little time! I don't belong to a Book Club or do Challenges because I feel that dictates my reading too much.

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