How many books can you read at the same time?

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  1. LisaKoski profile image93
    LisaKoskiposted 7 years ago

    How many books can you read at the same time?

    When I was younger, I was able to read 7 novels at once, switching each day from one to the next, and keep track of what was going on and where I was in each story. Nowadays, I only keep myself to a maximum of three books at a time but I was curious if there were others who read more than one book in the same space of time or if they prefer to just read one at a time. I hope this isn't confusing.

  2. mckbirdbks profile image85
    mckbirdbksposted 7 years ago

    I usually have three books going at a time. Seven seems like a lot to keep track of. Mike- Mockingbird Books

  3. Bretsuki profile image75
    Bretsukiposted 7 years ago

    I generally read three or four books at one time.
    In part for fun, in part because I am studying for my Naster's in History so there is a lot of reading for study. Plus I have additional reading for work as part of my job is running a book club at my local library so I usually read at least a novel per week for that.
    Even when not studying or working I still read just for fun too and have a kindle or cd player with me at all times just to listen to a book or two whenever I have a few minutes to spare.

  4. mattforte profile image90
    mattforteposted 7 years ago

    I can read lots.
    One book takes me 2 months to read, 4 books takes me a year to read. But I can definitely read them all at once.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I used to read more than I do now.  I have developed a concentration problem for whatever reason.  But I used to have 2 or 3 going at once.  Didn't bother me, I could always keep the characters and the story straight.

  6. Marie-Renee profile image80
    Marie-Reneeposted 7 years ago

    i read a lot but one at a time and some I read in just a few days depending on the type and the length...although there was a time that I read 2 books at the same time,    but I prefer reading one and finishing it before going to a new book.

  7. Alexander Brenner profile image81
    Alexander Brennerposted 7 years ago

    Great question. I find one of my biggest problems with reading is that I start a book, then another, then another and am as interested in one as the other. It is tough to fully immerse yourself in a story when it is being interrupted by characters from another world. The comprise to me, while not being able to give up reading up to 5 books at a time, is to read books by the same author, same country, same time period, anything that allows the fictional world of your imagination to run together a little better.

  8. Cat R profile image76
    Cat Rposted 7 years ago

    I do have books laying in several places of my house, but if you really want to know what is in it and not lose the story line, just read one!

  9. Nancy Owens profile image93
    Nancy Owensposted 7 years ago

    As a college student, I sometimes have several books going concurrently.

  10. ishwaryaa22 profile image83
    ishwaryaa22posted 7 years ago

    I am an avid book reader.  Though I buy 2-3 books, I enjoy reading one book after another. Once I finished the first book in 3-4 days, I read the second book and after finishing it, I finally read the third book. I enjoy reading the books one by one so as get completely engaged in the story, characters, consequences and all.


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