Before I started blogging, I was strictly a one book at a time girl. I always thought I’d get confused and mix plotlines if I read more than one book at a time, and thought I’d get through a book faster if it was the only one I was reading.
After I started blogging however, I started reading two books at once. And it wasn’t as hard to keep them separate in my head as I used to think.
Part of that is I read two different genres at a time. If my Kindle book is a fantasy or sci-fi, then my at-home book will be a mystery. If my Kindle book is a mystery, then my at-home book will be some other genre.
I’ve also noticed I read the Kindle books a lot faster than the at-home books. Though there’s a reason for that. Since I get to read at work if all my work is done, and it’s the slow season, most of my shift tends to be spent reading!
Splitting books into at-home, and Kindle also helped my TBR pile shrink if only a little bit. I hate damaging physical books, so if they stay as strictly at-home reads, I don’t have to worry about them as much. I still manage to read 2-3 at-home books a week this way, and around 3-5 on my Kindle a week depending on how busy I am any given week.
I also borrow audio books from the library sometimes. So it’s possible for me to have 3 books going at once. Usually I do that when I really want to spend the day crocheting, but don’t want to get too far behind on reviews for the blog. I’ll pick something that was on my TBR pile anyway, and then see if it’s available. If it is, I snag it. If it isn’t, it gets put on hold and then when it comes up to be my turn, I spend a day or two listening to it while I work on gifts and stuff to sell in my Etsy shop.
So how many books do you read at a time? Do you split them by genre? Physical verses ebook? What about audio books? How do you handle those?