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Reading habits

For all of my life, I've been a one-book-at-a-time gal. I like to pick up a book, get involved with the story and the characters, and stick just with them until I reach the end. Serial Literary Monogamist. Other books at the same time would just take reading time from the current book, and interrupt my focus. Obviously when I was in school I'd often be reading assigned books for classes while also reading books just for myself, but the 'for myself' books were still one at a time.

But now, I have so many books I want to read. A whole bunch for research for Possessing Lucy (some nonfiction research and some fiction--genre/market research). And I want to be reading non-related books, too, so my mind has a chance to wander into other areas, which, after all, could lead to inspirations I never expected. So I've started doing two at a time. One book for home, one book in the bag for on the subway. Usually nonfiction at home, fiction on the subway, 'cause the novels are smaller. There's some overlap, especially if I get really into one and must MUST finish it as soon as possible. At the moment I'm reading Inkheart (yes, it took me long enough) on the subway and Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau here, though I think Inkheart may end up getting some reading at home this evening. This is probably the third or fourth time I've done this in as many weeks.

I still feel like I'm betraying the book I'm already reading whenever I pick up another. :P
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