Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Salon

The Sunday

It's Sunday and the first day of March (can't believe how fast this year is going). February was not a good reading month for me. I manged to get involved with too many activities, projects, etc. and my reading suffered. I came home each night exhausted and wanted to fall immediately into bed.

I did catch up on two series: Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich and Michael Bennett by James Patterson. I also finished a series I started last year: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. Here's hoping that March will be a better reading month. I'm currently reading Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins, the latest book in A Flower Shop Mystery series and still listening to The Host.

Earlier today, I read a post on My Friend Amy's blog about being a monogamous reader and deciding what book to read next. I have been thinking about this all day. I am a monogamous reader, always have been. I've noticed, when browsing book blogs, that numerous people will have more than one book listed under "currently reading". I can read a fiction book with a non-fiction book or listen to an audio book while reading a fiction book, but two fiction books at once? Years ago, I tried doing that and it was just too confusing for me. I couldn't remember the story lines and I mixed up the characters.

Now, I'm considering trying this again. Perhaps if I choose a mystery with a young adult book or a mystery and a chick lit book, then may be I could do it. I think, for me, it comes down to the books I choose to read. We'll see. . .


  1. There is no way I can read two books at once. I've tried and like you, I just get confused!

  2. The only time I can read two books is when I am reading a fiction and nonfiction like you said. Otherwise, I can't focus on either book.

  3. I find that when I read more than one book at a time I lose the experience; I'm not able to dwell as fully with each character, or in the setting. A lot of the nuances are lost on me. I have to read at least two books at once; one for my personal joy and one as a read aloud to my class. That's all I want on my plate at one time, thank you very much.