So this might be a random topic, but I want to know if other people read books like this as well. I’ve always been an avid reader since I was a kid, and I also happen to read particularly fast. Growing up I always saw my mom reading multiple books at a time, and so I gradually picked up on this practice myself as well.
As I got older, I saw and met a lot people who didn’t read the same way as I did. The conversation would go something like this:
Person: Hey there! What’s up?
Me: Nothing Much. Just reading a book.
Person: Oh cool! What are you reading right now?
Me: ….Well… I’m reading several books, but at this moment I’m reading the “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.
Person: …..So you don’t just read one book at a time?
Me: Well…no…I like to read several books all at once.
Person: Well don’t you get confused? I mean, it must be hard to keep up with all of the different story lines.
Me: Not necessarily *insert explanation*
I then have to choose from the list of various reasons to help try to explain my “strange phenomenon” of reading so many books at a time. Such as the following:
- I’m a fast reader.
- I read all the time.
- I can finish the book in a day or two and would like to savor it, so I read other books as well.
- I’ve been reading like this forever.
- I’m an English Major (this usually get’s a response like: “Oh! Now I see why! You’re an English major. Reading is kinda your job.”)
Person: Okay…Well see you later! *looks like*
Me: *left looking and feeling like*
I understand that some people like to read and can only concentrate on one book at time. But I feel awkward when I always have to explain why I do so! Is it that uncommon? (I’ve had this conversation with readers and non-readers)
If that’s the case, I like being weird!
So my question is to all the book worms/readers out there: Do you read a lot of books at one time (if so, how many usually? And do you have a reason why?)
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