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Old 06-17-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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just curious if people juggle reading more than one book? I typically am a start-to-finish book reader and don't read more than one.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I can't manage more than one book at a time. I become very involved with the story and the characters and switching back and forth between books would mess up my reading style.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm usually forced to since I'm in school, but even outside of school I like to read more than one book. right now I'm reading 2 books b/c one of them (Story of Edgar Sawtelle) is freaking HUGE and a PITA to lug around everywhere. the other book I'm reading is much smaller and portable so I read it on commutes or at work sometimes
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yes, I usually do, I'm a nerd like that. Sometimes I get in the mood for one type of story, then another day I want to read something else. I love having my Kindle for this reason!
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I do it because I'm part of a book club, and sometimes I'm just dying to read another book, or other times I simply do not care very much for the book club choice.
It's rare that I'll get into more than 2 at a time, though.
Right now I'm splitting time between The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (quietly compelling) and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (charming but can't seem to hold my interest, it might be partly the format, which is a series of letters.)
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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It depends on the book. If it's good, then I don't bother with another book, but if it's dragging, then I tend to take on another book to read at the same period.

BlueWillow, I never read the book but watched the movie with the same title (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) with Brad Pitt as Jesse James and Casey Affleck as the coward. The movie was pretty good actually, but I don't know how close it stays with the book. I can't believe that I'm beginning to think that Brad Pitt can actually act now, thanks to Benjamin Button and this movie.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:58 PM
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Location: Utah
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I am usually reading 2 books. Just as long as they don't have a similar topic or setting!
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I do now and then.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:29 PM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Omigosh...you have found me out I often read 5 or 6 books, or more, at a time. Sometimes I don't read the entire book, for example, if it's non-fiction and I'm looking for specific info. A lot of the time, I do finish every book, but I skip around a lot. Reading is one of my favorite things to do. Now you know my deepest and darkest
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:31 PM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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GraceC...wanted to give you a heads up about your comment on Brad Pitt. His acting in Benjamin Button was superb. Loved the movie although it was very different.
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