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No, I read one book at a time. When I finish/give-up, I start another book. 55 33.74%
I mostly have 2-3 books going at a time. 75 46.01%
I often have 4-5 books going at a time. 29 17.79%
I frequently have 6+ books going at a time. 4 2.45%
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:07 PM   #16
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Generally 3. One fiction on the Kindle. One work related pBook and often one other book which is parenting or city planning related.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #17
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I have 3 books going now. But it's soon to be down to just 2.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:18 PM   #18
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I usually have three books going at once: one on my phone, one on my Kindle, and an audiobook in the car. On those rare occasions where I find a book I really love, I will turn on the 3G in the Kindle to sync the book between the Kindle and the phone.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:01 PM   #19
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I generally have 2-3 books going, occasionally there will be 4. Usually i am reading one fiction eBook and one non-fiction.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:02 PM   #20
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Sometimes I read a book that get's very heavy (complicated, difficult or maybe boring) and I'll set it down for several months. Of course sometimes I never pick it up again. But sometimes I come back, pick it up where I left off and finish it.

I didn't count those when I clicked 2-3.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #21
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I like the in between 1 and 2 category ,sometimes I read 2 books at a time but mostly one.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:00 AM   #22
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I chose 4-5 but I ususally only ever read 1 NEW book at a time as on my first reading of a book I normally read through from start to finish in one sitting - sometimes I don't even stop for meals.

On a reread (I reread most books as long as I didn't dislike them) I start and stop as often as I wish and so I tend to choose what I want to read based on my mood, how much time I have, where I am, what is loaded onto my Kobo, or what's available on my phone. Obviously that changes throughout the day.
Typically I will have an old favourite that makes me feel good, some light fluff to pass the time, something a bit more complicated that will make me think, and something totally random that I just found.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:21 AM   #23
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:52 AM   #24
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I usually read one book at the time but I might read a (short) story when I'm not in the mood to continue with my current book.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:50 AM   #25
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I often have two or three novels being read at a time, but only one is actaully for me. The other two are books I'm reading to my children. For myself, I don't think I've ever started one novel before finishing (or occasionally abandoning) the current one (unless you count prescribed reading for school).
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:04 AM   #26
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Usually only one at a time. If I have a second book going, it's non-fiction like a parenting book. Or I might be reading a different book on my iphone, but right now I mostly read magazine or newspaper articles on my iphone (Instapaper).

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Old 08-24-2011, 10:07 AM   #27
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Usually one at a time. It's just easier to remember what I read.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:32 AM   #28
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I voted 4 - 5. I usually have three books going, but every now and then (like right now ) I have a fourth as well.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:39 AM   #29
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Yair what you said.

The pleasure book is usually on the reader and the techo book is usually a big heavy pbook.
In my case, the leisure stuff goes on the nook STR, while the technical stuff usually on the nook color, as it is most often a PDF.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:59 AM   #30
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I voted for one at a time.

Admittedly, I am currently reading reading two (although I'm so wrapped up in one that I haven't touched the other in several days). I never really read more than two at a time - one on my Nook, and one paperback. Yup, I still have a few pbacks that I have yet to finish.

Once I'm done, though, I'll probably revert to my original "one at a time" state. Reading multiple books is just not for me, I've realised.
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