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View Poll Results: How many books do you read at one time?
Only One 69 38.76%
Two or three 74 41.57%
Four or five 21 11.80%
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:53 AM   #46
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I usually read one book at a time (not including the non-fiction books for school). When I read I usually have to finish it the same day if it is a book I find great. I'm so glad I read fairly quickly.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:00 PM   #47
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I only read one at a time, but I do try to finish in a couple days so there is no use in even trying to start more than one since I am wrapped up in only the one.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:00 PM   #48
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I only ever read one at a time. However, I generally have several "on the go". I think I'd find it extremely distracting to have more than one book open in front of me at the same time.
I also find that if the size of the type and the number of lines per page is not similar, that you can cause excessive strain in the muscles controling your eyes .

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Old 05-19-2009, 06:44 AM   #49
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Two or three but I shouldn't. It's hard to keep up with them. But there are so many great books and so little time
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:52 AM   #50
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Two or three but I shouldn't. It's hard to keep up with them. But there are so many great books and so little time
I normally have a main book and a few (one or two) lighter ones on the side for when I want to relax. For example, I am reading now starriggers Eternal's End as a main with a Graustark book and a western as secondaries.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #51
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Only one at a time for narrative books (textbooks are a different matter altogether). If I start another book before having finished an earlier one, it is usually a sign I have given up on it for the time being and if I ever try to read it again, I will start at the beginning.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:39 PM   #52
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What I plan on doing is trying to finish all I have in the works and then trying to do one at a time. Wish me luck.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:57 PM   #53
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What I plan on doing is trying to finish all I have in the works and then trying to do one at a time. Wish me luck.
Good luck JSWolf ! I'd do the same, but it's like New Year's resolutions for me !
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #54
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What I plan on doing is trying to finish all I have in the works and then trying to do one at a time. Wish me luck.
Luck!

Ever since I was given my 505, I seem to have developed a habit of having more that one book going at a time (depending on my mood and time available). Usually I have one main exciting story going and a couple of short stories or fluff books for the in between times (the 5 -10 minute periods).

This was never a habit I had when reading pbooks (of course, with pbooks, I only carried one book with me).
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:24 PM   #55
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Only one. Not counting if I'm reading an academic book for work or something.

But only one leisure book at a time.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #56
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I often find myself reading three books at a time. Generally 1 fiction, 1 science related and 1 novel.

I like to be able to switch back and forth depending on my mood
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:38 PM   #57
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Recreational, normally one book at a time, supposing I find the story engrossing enough. Still, I tend to finish reading books fairly quickly, even with breaks, so in a day, I can finish as many as five books, read consecutively. However, seeing I read a lot fanfiction, I'm easily following probably 100 (in-progress) stories at any given time. If a fic hasn't been updated recently, though, I do have to re-read the last couple of chapters to refresh my memory.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:44 PM   #58
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I only read one at a time, but now with the sony reader I'm eager to read lots of books...so I might start reading more than one (although I feel that I should only read one at a time so as to savour it)
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #59
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My reader has definitely increased the number of books I read at a time. I use the library a lot, which in the UK means pbooks, but I much prefer reading on my 505, so I usually have at least one pbook and several ebooks on the go at any one time.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:55 PM   #60
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When reading pbooks, I'll usually read 2 or 3 at a time - one that I take to work, one that I leave by the bed (usually a thicker book, difficult to carry around), and one if I get bored with the other two.

Since I got my ereader, I tend to only read one at a time. And if I get bored with a book, for some reason I'm less likely to suffer through it in eformat. I just delete it and move on to the next one.
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