Multitasking: How to read multiple books at one time


My Gemini “ness” is getting the best of me. Do you like my new  English saying?  What I am really trying to say is that by nature a Gemini tends to disperse their energy on different tasks and not just focus on one thing. I try hard not to let this trait take over my life but sometimes it is just overwhelms me.

My grandmother was very influential in helping me to try to reign in my enthusiasm for starting something and then jumping to the next thing.  Her words of wisdom were” finish what you started”.  Very simple, very true.I am a great at multitasking. and I work very hard on finishing what I started.

So I find myself hopping from book to book.This doesn’t happen often but sometimes I find I am restless or just looking for a really great book and I just don’t know what I am in the mood for so I explore more options.  I will confess I am reading more than three at this time. Surprisingly, keeping track of multiple story lines is not my problem.  The problem is finishing the books on my time table which is my usual pace of one to two books a week.  I guess you can’t have everything.

What I am really curious to hear from you is if any of you read more than one book at a time and if so how many? and Why?

So I did not post last week.  I will be posting on Saturday. Because it is summer and I tend to read to relax my book choices tend to be less intense but no less enjoyable.  I am finishing up a book called Eight Hundred Grapes which I am enjoying and working on finishing Beach Town.  

2 thoughts on “Multitasking: How to read multiple books at one time

  1. I am also usually reading two books at a time because I read on my IPhone when I am sitting outside relaxing or waiting in line somewhere and then I read on my IPad (IPad sitting on a pillow on my lap) when I am in the house. I do have to be careful about not reading similar types of books at once because I do sometimes find it confusing to separate the characters in each book. I am currently reading The Martian (New York Times bestseller list) and also The Sweet Gum Tree (recommended by Michele)


    • I also find that if I am reading two or more books at one time my brain is challenged. It is also good exercise to remember what is going on in each book.

      I will take a look at the two books you mentioned and add them to my reading list. Thank you.


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