nefertiti                    the-children

Most of the time I’m a one book kind of girl. Even though I sometimes contemplate my next read only pages into my current read, I go cover to cover before I pick up another. It’s just my style.

Lately, however, I’ve been double-fisting it when it comes to my literary pursuits. Just a couple of weeks ago I was triple teamed as I read a YA title, one set in rural Appalachia and A.S. Byatt’s new one, The Children’s Book, all at once. I finished the first two intent to settle on the third but then The Lost Symbol came out and… well, you know. This weekend I just wasn’t in the mood to read on my e-reader (where the Byatt manuscript currently resides) and instead I picked up Nefertiti by Michelle Moran now I am hooked. So the tale of two reads continues… For the most part, if I read two or three books at once they have to be completely different from one another but I find more than one book at a time distracting – yet here I am bouncing between Egypt and England. Regardless, both are great books and I recommend them highly.

Tell me about your reading habits. Are you a one-at-a-timer or do you double fist?

Are you a one-at-a-timer?

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  • Usually I read at least three books at once. Some fiction, some non-fiction, some poetry, something light and fluffy for those can’t-be-bothered-to-actually-concentrate-but-still-want-to-read-moments, something to read on the train (sometimes size do matters -it has to fit in my bag)… And sometimes I just have to start a fifth book because I’m just not in the mood for any of the four I’m already reading, or bacause a must-read-now-book suddenly shows up. Basically, I’m a book slut…

  • Is BLOODROOT the one you’re reading that’s set in Appalachia??

  • No, it was Velva Jean Learns to Drive which is a Penguin title. Bloodroot is on my list though! Have you read it?

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