This week’s BTT.
For something different, I’m borrowing a question from … here! One of the very first questions ever at Booking Through Thursday. Back from 2005 when Laura owned the blog but, because it was so new, it didn’t get as many responses as it does now … so, why not revisit?
Here’s the question:
Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to…
- Are you currently reading more than one book?
- If so, how many books are you currently reading?
- Is this normal for you?
- Where do you keep your current reads?
I am actually reading more than one book. I’m alternating between What is Time?, a non-fiction, and The Rachel Papers, fiction. I’m still also attempting to finish Catch-22.
This isn’t normal for me. I usually only read one book so I can focus on that one book. But since I’ve transfered unis, I’m also catching transport almost on a daily basis rather than driving for an hour, so I have a bit more time to read. Taking a book along with me on trains means it has to be thin and light so no Lord of the Rings! The main collection gets read at home.
I also much prefer reading one book at a time. The writers have put in so much blood and sweat that readers should take their time to appreciate and absorb their art. Readers should enjoy the moment and atmosphere of the book.
I also have a short attention span and I’m attempting to read through my collection of non-fiction this year. I alternate non-fiction reads with fiction reads so I can stay interested and with my mind on the matter.
Currently, What is Time? is sitting by my bed. The Rachel Papers usually stays in my bag but I’ve taken it out for holidays and the weekend. Catch-22 is languishing on my desk looking solemnly at me as if saying I should finish what I’ve started.