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1 77 59.23%
2-3 40 30.77%
3-4 8 6.15%
5+ 5 3.85%
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Oct 30, 2011, 6:52pm   #1
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Me - just one
Oct 31, 2011, 1:26am   #2
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Just one, if I start another one its a sure sign that I will probably never finish the first one.
Oct 31, 2011, 6:03am   #3
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Normally one - unless the one I'm reading at home is large/heavy then I read a Kindle book or paperback on my commute. But it has to be totally different subject matter (example a novel and a diet book) or I get the characters confused.
Oct 31, 2011, 8:20am   #4
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I usually read one fiction and one non-fiction at the same time, and switch between the two :)
Oct 31, 2011, 9:21am   #5
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I usually finish one first before I move on to another, but sometimes I couldn't wait to read a particular book, so then I'd start reading a second book before I finish the first and end up reading two simultaneously.
Oct 31, 2011, 11:26am   #6
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2-3 a least.

A quick read (serial, like harlequin)
1 detailed romance
1 other genre book.

Not including work related stuff.
Oct 31, 2011, 2:12pm   #7
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I reread a lot of books. They're like "comfort food" for my brain, like watching favorite movies over and over. At any point I might be in the middle of a bunch of them and randomly pick them up again to continue. However, if I'm reading a book for the first time I tend to focus on it until it's finished.
Oct 31, 2011, 2:19pm   #8
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Usually one, plus all of my University books. But when I was younger I had a phase when I would read 3-5 books at once!
Oct 31, 2011, 6:11pm   #9
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ONE! I have to be in different moods for different books. And only one if it is a brain-food book so I can do some thinking & literary analysis.
Nov 1, 2011, 1:48am   #10
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Too many!

Like Jennifer_C, I tend to reread books, so I'm always in the middle of something. Right now I'm rereading an old favorite, rereading a classic I'm teaching this quarter, and I'm about a third of the way into Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

And then I'll pick up fast little graphic novels in between becuase I feel guilty about not having time to finish my books in a timely manner. (To me, "in a timely manner" means less than a week. Ideally, 2-4 days).
Nov 1, 2011, 7:24am   #11
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Originally Posted by Jennifer_C
I reread a lot of books. They're like "comfort food" for my brain, like watching favorite movies over and over. At any point I might be in the middle of a bunch of them and randomly pick them up again to continue. However, if I'm reading a book for the first time I tend to focus on it until it's finished.
Originally Posted by Junkenpo
Too many!

Like Jennifer_C, I tend to reread books, so I'm always in the middle of something. Right now I'm rereading an old favorite, rereading a classic I'm teaching this quarter, and I'm about a third of the way into Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

And then I'll pick up fast little graphic novels in between becuase I feel guilty about not having time to finish my books in a timely manner. (To me, "in a timely manner" means less than a week. Ideally, 2-4 days).
I'm the same. I'll read up to 8 books simultaniously. I also have many favourites that I read over and over. The older Stephen King novels, Noah Gordon, Ken Follett, Lynda La Plante, are all authors who's books I have read multiple times.
Nov 1, 2011, 9:17am   #12
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Only one at a time here, usually because I can't put it down. This is aside from reference books of course.

It's interesting that so many here reread books, because most people I know read a book once and then get rid of it. I like to reread books too, and consequently have a nice library of books.
Nov 1, 2011, 3:10pm   #13
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Oh, I love rereads. I had a box of "keepers" in my Mom's home while I was in college, Well.....she DONATED them to the library.... I was sooooooooooo upset! She just didn't get the idea of re-reading a book.

I've since recollected some of those books.
Nov 1, 2011, 3:41pm   #14
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Originally Posted by katierose
It's interesting that so many here reread books, because most people I know read a book once and then get rid of it. I like to reread books too, and consequently have a nice library of books.
I think a lot of people do but I understand when folks don't get it. I usually come back with "well, don't you watch your favorite movies over and over" and it's a moment. My bookshelves are also filled with books I like rereading. I tend to give away those I know I won't pick up again
Nov 1, 2011, 5:12pm   #15
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I usually read one book at a time but sometimes I do end up with 2.
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