Daydreaming Discussions: Reading multiple Books at a Time!

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Hey there guys! Welcome to Daydreaming Discussions. This is a monthly feature created by me where I discuss anything bookish related or sometimes it might be about any non-bookish things as well. Also, be prepared for a lot of ramblings and rantings and you’re very welcome to be a part of the discussion.

Today I wanted to talk about-

So, I have developed a habit of reading multiple books at a time. When I started blogging, I saw so many people reading 2-3 books at a time, some even 5, so definitely that was quite shocking as well as surprising. I couldn’t even imagine how some people could read so many books at a time and I was like:

Okay, so not this dramatic but oh well sometimes I quite can be…. But that’s a discussion for some other time. Or maybe not. πŸ™‚

If you had asked me about this five years ago, my answer would have been oh hell no!Β But my perspective has changed over the years. Now, I can easily accommodate 3 books at a single time, sometimes even squeeze in a fourth one. I mostly read one paperback along with 1 or 2 e-books. A few days ago I was discussing this with my friends in college and their reaction was something like this:

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And I was like ding ding ding… new discussion topic(ing!).

Yeah. I know. -.-

Anyway, list most of my discussion posts, this will have a pros and cons list as well. So here goes,

Pros-

πŸ”Ή First of all, I’m a very moody reader, I love fantasy and science fiction but in the midst of the death and drama, I sometimes need a little break or two and that’s where a second or third book comes in.

πŸ”Ή There are times I need to finish a review copy but I am not feeling like it, so adding another book alongside that works wonders for me. It kind of gives me the necessary break from that book so that I end up enjoying both of them!

πŸ”ΉΒ When a book fails to hold my attention, I put it down and gorge one or two others before picking it up, or sometimes I read a chapter of that book along with the other books if I really want to finish that one and yup, I’m in the end before I know it.

πŸ”Ή It saves time. Duh! When you have a HUGE tbr pile like mine, reading multiple books at a time helps to catch up with that enormous pile of books just sitting there waiting and calling your name…

Cons-

πŸ”ΉΒ One (and only) of the major setbacks of reading multiple books at the time is when you have got a brain of a squirrel! Sometimes when I read a book and jump to the next one, the information tends to mash up which leads to utter chaos and confusion. Oh well, you get what I mean.

But seriously, there are quite simple methods to solve this one, if you go through the same problem like me (which I tend to forget 99% of the time… but shush!)

πŸ”ΉΒ Make notes while reading.

πŸ”ΉΒ Or you can also read one chapter at a time. It helps to remember things more clearly. But hey… when have you seen us bookish people just leave it at one chapter?

You guys know what, this post should have been up an hour ago but I was searching Supernatural gifs which led me to Pinterest and then…. I got lost! And before you guys ask any questions regarding this, I’ll just leave this here…


So guys, what are your thoughts on this matter? Do you love reading multiple books at a time or prefer to give your full attention to a single book?

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39 thoughts on “Daydreaming Discussions: Reading multiple Books at a Time!

  1. I admire you, I would love to be able to do this but I would just spend all my time taking notes because I would never get it right. I can only handle one book at a time or I lose threads all over the place πŸ™‚ p.s love the supernatural gif at the start made me laugh

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  2. Ummmm YESSSSSSS! I’m here for all the Dean you can muster up! LOVE that man lol, so yea I can only read multiple books when they are from different genres. So I can do 1 physical Fantasy, 1 ebook contemporary, and 1 audiobook Non-Fiction. Cuz I have the mid of a squirrel and can’t seem to retain anything. (currently recapping on ACOMAF through Google lol) So the notes tip is actually one that I have to use. I stay highlighting on Kindle which is very helpful. I also get side eyed when I tell people how many books I’m reading when i’m reading 3 (my limit) haha! Great post πŸ˜‰

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  3. I felt the same way when I started blogging! I did not understand how people could read multiple books at one time and I was in utter shock and awe. And honestly, I still am shocked and awed by those who can do it! Maybe I just don’t have the groove yet, but I still prefer and can only handle reading one book at a time!

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  4. I’m not a fan of reading more than one book at once. I always try to push myself through each book even if I’m not in the mood for the genre and then switch it up for the next one. If I read more than one at a time I feel like I just get so stressed and jumbled lol.

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  5. I used to be a total book monogamist. I could read only 1 at a time and wouldn’t even look at another one until the first was finished. Now I usually have 1-2 books going and an audiobook going at the same time. I don’t do it all the time because I find it a little difficult to get back into the books sometimes but now that I’ve started I can’t stop!

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  6. Great discussion post! Usually I don’t read multiple books at the same time but when I do it’s usually one physical book and one e-book, for some reason I find it easier to manage when the books are different formats. I also really agree with one of your pros is that it IS super nice to take a break from ARCs by reading another book too!
    Also I loooooove all of the Supernatural gifs! πŸ™‚

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  7. I definitely read multiple books at a time. Right now I have 4 going on. 1 ARC on my Kindle, 1 I’m buddy reading with a group of people, 1 physical copy of another book I carry around with me everywhere, and another title on my kindle I read sparingly in between it all. Personally, I enjoy the balancing act of all those books, and it keeps things fresh to be able to jump out of one genre and into another if I get bored.

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  8. I’m pretty monogamous when it comes to reading. But there are a few times I pick something else up. Usually, I’m reading a book I’m not totally loving or hating so I decide to take my time and only read a few chapters a day while I read something else. Or if I’m on vacation or know I will be spending most of my time reading, I read 2 books just to break it up a bit.

    Lately with work, I barely have the time to read one book! But, I have been listening to an audiobook in addition to the novel I read. I have to work in my classic novel of the month (which I like to read only a little bit at a time) so hopefully I can get it in soon!

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  9. I used to do this but I slacked on writing myself notes or jotting down things I need to remember and it just fell into chaos. Now I will only read two books if they are completely different. (Fantasy/Contemporary for example) So I’m less likely to get confused.

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  10. I tried reading multiple books but sadly, it didn’t end quite well. When I tried to read two books, one book turned out to be pretty good and the other one quite opposite so I didn’t want to go back to the bad one while still enjoying the good one. It always works for good reads but Its very rare. Anyways, I’m a pretty fast reader and I enjoy devouring one book at a time. Love the Sam and Dean GIF’s they’re quite hilarious! πŸ™‚

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  11. Oh I definitely read multiple books at the same time. Like you, I’m a moody reader as well and sometimes you just want to read something different but you don’t want to abandon what you’re reading right now. It’s the best!

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  12. haha first off, nice supernatural gifs!! (also I’m so addicted it’s ridiculous πŸ˜‰ ) Those are some great pros- I agree that when I get moody or just feel like changing it up, I feel better about reading some other books. But haha love the brain squirrel metaphor- such a good way to describe it!!

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  13. I really prefer reading one book at a time, just to give it my complete attention, but sometimes I have to read a couple more (max…2 + 1 comic). Reading multiple books (especially that extra comic/graphic novel) helps balance the mood and change the pacing. This was definitely an interesting discussion post! I’ve always wondered how people even read 5 books at a time, and at INSANE speed too!

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