Well, you can only read one book at a time, right? Maybe not.
There’s the book I’m reading. That for me is the one I take to bed at night. The one I read after dinner. It’s the book I want to read just because I do–for fun. Right now that book is Tim Winton‘s Dirt Music.
Then there’s the book I’m reading for my writing. At the moment this is Leslie Bennetts’ The Feminine Mistake–a must-read for every woman (more coming on this one). I take this with me when I’m off to a solo lunch or to a waiting situation–doctors, children, airplanes. I’ll read some in this one after dinner before I allow myself the book I’m reading.
Several years ago, when I spent more time in my car and before the advent of One Story, I would choose a book that I wanted to read, but that wasn’t high on my list, and I might just leave it in my car. It was my car book. It was the one I would read while waiting. If it stayed in my car too long before I finished it so that it bothered me that I was still reading it, then I might elevate it to the book I was reading–so I could speed things up a bit.
Then there’s the book on CD for long trips in the car, the book of poetry that I keep by my chair, the book in the bathroom…
If my math is right, and so often it is not, I could be reading 5 books at a time, plus a One Story story.
Let me know how you read.
Dedicated to l.r.–thanks. : )