I spent the whole week attending programs to listen to authors - Alafair Burke, S.M. Stirling, Margaret Coel and Jennifer Lee Carrell. That means I didn't get much read in the last week.
And, with the way I read, I tend to finish three or four books quickly, and then have a few days when I don't finish anything. I'm one of those readers who read at least three books at a time, so I can pick up something that fits my mood. Usually, it's a mystery or crime fiction, sometimes a nonfiction book, a novel, or a juvenile or children's novel.
Right now, I'm reading a perfect mystery for football season, The Green Revolution by Ralph McInerny, set at Notre Dame. I need to finish Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon before Monday when we discuss it for The Big Read. My review of Ingrid Law's Savvy will appear on Monday on the blog. It was a terrific juvenile novel that I just finished. And, I have Dennis Lehane's enormous novel, The Given Day, to finish by the end of the month. Lehane is going to be at The Poisoned Pen on October 3, and I want to have finished the book by then.
So, how do you read? Do you read one book at a time? Or, like me, do you read multiple books? Why? I read them to pick up one to fit my mood. Do you do it for the same reason, or some other reason? How do you read?