Booking Through Thursday – 4-9 version

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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…

  1. Are you currently reading more than one book?
  2. If so, how many books are you currently reading?
  3. Is this normal for you?
  4. Where do you keep your current reads?

I tend to read more than one book at a time. Nonfiction reads tend to take longer (I take notes, need to be in a place where I can take notes, need to digest it) so while I’m doing that, I will have one or two novels that I can travel with.

This year has been even more scattered than usual. I am reading more nonfiction books this year than previously and have more books on hold at the library than usual.

Right now I am in the process of reading 7 books. That is typical for this year, but definitely higher than prior years.

I have a novel in the car that I only read when I find myself out and about with nothing else to read and some time on my hand. It’s a Jeffrey Archer book and really very good for this long-term sporadic reading as the plot is sticking with me, there aren’t dozens of characters to keep straight, and the action picks up everytime I read a chapter or two.

I keep most of my nonfiction books in my office since I take my notes directly on my book blog. Some stay by the couch where the cat and I can curl up together.

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I have a novel on the Kindle that I’m reading, Around the World in 80 Days, which is due this week for Classics Bookclub at 5 Minutes for Books. That has been a fun read, but pretty much limited to soccer games/practice.

I am reading Not Knowing Where: A Spiritual Journey Through the Book of Genesis, which a friend loaned to me. It is very rich and I have gotten a lot out of it. I am about 3/4 of the way through it. I interrupted it to read The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom for my church book club (I read that while Connor took his annual tests last week).

I’m also still reading Les Misérables (Signet Classics), and The 7 Hardest Things God Asks a Woman to Do.

I also started Believing God: Twelve Biblical Promises Christians Struggle to Accept while we were at the Ligonier Conference last month.

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3 Responses to Booking Through Thursday – 4-9 version

  1. jess says:

    Wow — 7 books — that is incredible. My max is 3.

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  2. blodeuedd says:

    I am a more than one book kind of gal too 😀
    But 7 is a bit to high even for me 😉

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  3. Laura says:

    I agree 7 is a bit much. Maybe I’m not really reading 7 books at one time, I’m just leaving some unfinished for awhile, interrupting them with other books that I do finish.

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