Friday, June 25, 2010
I don't read more than one book at a time. In the past I've said that I can't do it. Well, that was a lie.I know, I know. I lied. Don't hate me. I can (sometimes), but I don't. Most of the time I really do have a hard time reading more than one book at a time, I do. But it can be done if they're completely different. I used to read books that were all fairly similar so you can see why reading more than one book at a time would present a problem for me. (Just agree with me here...please.)
However, now I read a larger variety of books. I read adult, young adult, and middle grade. I read fantasy, science fiction, contemporary, historical, steampunk. I read widely. Not only do I read what's current, but I read older books. Heck, most of the time that's all I have access to, older books (not OMG that was written in the 80s! but books that my library didn't pick up until they were incredibly successful [my school library JUST got copies of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle and we don't have anything of Scott Westerfeld's]).
So, my point is, that I'm going to start reading more than one book at a time if the two are of different age group and genre (more than likely). This should make it easier for me to keep them separate, not that I get confused or anything I just tend to forget things, which isn't cool.
The good news is, I'll be able to keep up with 2 reviews a week over more than just YA books, because I'm a believer in reading outside of a single genre/age group/what have you. How else will you learn? Variety is key.
Do you read more than one book at a time? In your reading and/or writing preferences, do you stick to one genre or age group and refuse to branch out?
Note: I just wanted to go ahead and say that I've updated the blog a bit, in case you haven't noticed; I want to point out that instead of having a long list of blogs I think are incredibly useful in some way, form, or fashion, I now have an entire page for them.