Winter Habits

I just moved a stack of books from my bedside to the new bookshelf downstairs. I’ve pretty much been pigging out on new and old books since New Year’s.

I’m the type of person who can read the same book over and over again. I first read “The Little House” books when I was seven. I read them every year through my teens. I was busy with other books for a long time but recently have come back to them. I’ve read them annually for the past 3 or 4 years.

I sometimes read so fast that I don’t remember character names or plotlines 24 hours after I finish the book. I’m completely engrossed while I read the book and then my brain dumps the information shortly thereafter.

Strangely enough, I can read 3 or 4 books at the same time. I never thought the habit was odd until a friend called me out. He thinks this habit means I’m certifiably insane. Hopping between several different types of book, depending on my mood, suits me fine.

I’m deep into winter burrowing mode and just found Shelfari. I’ve got a lot of work to do to catalogue my book reading conquests.

What are your book habits? Do you read much? Can you read your favorites over and over? Are you insane and able to read multiple books at one time?

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3 Responses to Winter Habits

  1. Blkmajkwmn says:

    I thought it was totally normal to read multiple books at the same time! I don’t typically read 2 novels at the same time, but I can easily read a novel, a book on philosophy and an art therapy book concurently. I also like reading good books over again. I have an entire shelf of Stephen King that needs to be revisited. “Catcher In the Rye” been’s on my “re-read” list since last summer although I’m wondering if some things are better left as a pleasant memory?

  2. Mel says:

    I typically read 2-3 books at a time. It was easier when I would read one fiction and another non, but I haven’t been all that interested in non-fiction as of late.

    Strangely though, I have been thinking about the VC Andrews “Flowers in the Attic” series I read while a teen, and I’d like to rediscover those stories. You know, now that I’m older and understand what incestral relationships are all about. LOL

    BTW, GREAT meeting you tonight!

  3. Gina says:

    I have favorites that I read over and over. In fact, I read all the Little House books again last year. And I do read more than one book at a time sometimes. Not always, but if I don’t have a book with me, I will pick up another and start reading, even if I am in the middle of something else.

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