Hello Readers! I hop you all are well. I didn’t want to post another book review that is already ready and honestly it has been time to write something else and this title popped in my mind. Definitely not original and I avoided reading posts with this title so I avoid copying points and write something of my own. I have said many times in comments around blogosphere whenever someone has asked, I’m one book at a time person. It’s not that I haven’t tried multiple books at a time, I have… I tried that again this week… and I FAILED! So here is why I don’t read Multiple books at a time.
1. It takes the same time!
One of the reason I read, Why one should read Multiple books at a time was, “you can read faster and finish more books.” Well that didn’t work for me. I’m not fast reader. There it is the fact. I call myself average reader when it comes to speed. When I tried reading multiple books at a time, I could read 2 or 3 books in a week, depending on page number and When I read one book at time the number of books page numbers were almost similar. So what’s the point!
2. I like to give attention to books
I love reading in detail. I don’t like to skim pages. I love to absorb content (of course, good one) and give my 100% attention to book. Even to those books I’m not enjoying so I can give specific reasons why in my reviews. If I don’t give attention to book, I find myself struggling to write book reviews.
3. It’s easy to remember thing with one book
I like to take notes while reading but only initially. After around 30% (that’s my usual observation) I don’t stop reading to take note. I sometimes keep reading till the end. If I’m reading multiple books I risk mixing characters’ characteristic with other book I’m reading simultaneously. It takes my brain longer to remember what I read in which book when I write review and even have to go back turning pages of books to verify what I remember. Who has that much time!
4. One book is always better than the other
That’s the case most of the time. I find myself liking one book better than other books I’m reading simultaneous and then I focus on that book more and eventually I’ll be finishing that first putting other books aside. And that’s in a way one book at a time.
5. I struggle to get back to the book
This kind of continuation of previous point. I put aside book I didn’t like as much as the other one and then getting back to that book takes time. I don’t exactly forget what I read but as the other book was so good and I’m still in that mood, it take to to adjust that mood and myself to completely different story and it’s ultimately going to affect my rating which is not fair to the book.
6. Reading different genre or format also not helpful
Before tell me reading different genre simultaneous or ebook with physical copy or audiobook in middle of ebook and physical book should help. Let me tell you it’s like point 4 and 5 all over again! Give me fantasy with thriller, I’m going to prefer and focus more on fantasy and ebook with paperback, obvious paperback wins and you know I don’t listen audiobooks.
7. Organizational skill issues
Now, you know I’m terrible at organising things. I’m last minute spontaneous person be it life, book or blog. I have blog calendar only to remember tour dates (that too I manage to forget!). And even when I see that review date coming a month or two ago, I don’t start reading book until near date. Reading a week before the date is what I stick to ever since I started blogging. Reading multiple books makes it hard and add stress to it.
Will I Try it ever again?
Not unless book is anthology. It’s easy to drop anthology after one story and pick it up again as long as I write review on that one story before dropping it for another.
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