Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday 10

Weigh in Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Lauren at Epilogue Review, and this week's topic is:

Reading one book at a time vs. reading multiple books at a time.

I definitely prefer to read one book at a time--I think it makes for a stronger reading experience, and I like to check my current book off my list before starting a new one!  However, if I'm reading a really long and/or difficult book and I'm thinking about giving up on it but not sure I should, I might put it aside and read something short and light (or something I've read before and know I'll like) to give myself a break.

Technically, though, I'm always reading two books at once, because I always have an audiobook on my iPod for when I'm working out/running errands/walking.  But the audiobook format is so different that it doesn't really feel like reading two books at once, and I've gotten used to balancing the two!


  1. Good for you :) I want to read one book at a time, but almost always I have multiple books started :)

  2. I haven't tried an audiobook before, but I read about many people listening to them in addition to reading. What are they like?

    As for me, I like reading one book at a time, but I've been reading 2 or 3 books at a time over the last several months so I chose reading multiple books. :)

    1. With audiobooks, it REALLY depends on the narrator--some are even better than reading the book itself, some are way worse. But if you have an iPod and you want to try listening while you commute/work out/etc., I definitely recommend giving it a try--it's a great way to read or reread books you otherwise wouldn't have time for!

    2. I think I will, thanks! :)

      I've just given you an award! :) I'm a relatively new follower of yours, but I really love your blog and appreciate that you are an active responder to many blogs, including mine! Thank you so much! Here's the link to check it out: http://donniedarkogirl.blogspot.com/2012/06/stylish-blogger-award.html

    3. So this is my first time doing this...do I post those same questions on my blog and answer them?