Are you are a butterfly reader?
- Do you have up to ten books on the go at any time?
- Do you flutter from title to title?
- Do you change your book according to your mood?
Why am I asking this?
I recently asked a friend what he was reading. He talked most enthusiastically about a recent library book haul and happily announced he was deep into reading ten different books. Ten! I asked if he struggled to pick up a particular storyline again after dipping into so many books, and my friend said he could easily compartmentalise his reading and enjoy multiple books at a time.
My own reading style
I read a lot, and sometimes have two, three or occasionally four books started at once, but four is my limit, and they have to be vastly different genres. I might fancy something thought-provoking in the morning, but a bit of romantic escapism as a bed-time read—and I do find that each time I go to pick one up it still takes me some minutes to recall where I’d got to and what was happening.
I’m a natural multi-tasker
Like most women I am a multi-tasker; I can easily have several jobs going on at once. But give me ten books to read and my mind would be totally scrambled. I wouldn’t be able to give any one of them the attention (or concentration) it deserved.
Do you flit from bloom to bloom?
What about you? Can you switch from title to title with ease? Or do you prefer to immerse yourself in your current book, living in that world until it’s finished – and sometimes afterwards, too?