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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Follow Friday (19)

Whooo its Friday (Thursday night) and time for another Follow Friday post! On FF, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, two blogs are featured along with a book related question. This week's question...

Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?

Along with being an incredibly slow reader I am so a 'one book at a time' kind of girl. I've tried to read multiple books at a time, but I end up getting details and names mixed up and its just a complete mess. On top of that, it takes me twice as long to finish one of the books because I'm juggling the other ones at the same time. It just doesn't work for me, but more power to you if you can keep your stories straight!


  1. I agree with you!! I read about a book every 2 days and I feel like im fast, but then I see people reading like 2 books a day on their blogs and I feel like a freaking snail!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old follower!

  2. I used to be that way! I keep notes on my thoughts now, I think that's the only thing that keeps two book separate for me, otherwise I'd be having the mess problem too. Thanks for stopping by :)

    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

  3. And you end up losing so much time trying to get back into the feel of the story. Just not worth it to me :) And if the characters names are similar?! Yep would make my eyes cross to do more than one at a time.

  4. I can't stop myself from reading a couple books at a time. I don't get confused very often, but it can happen. Old follower. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Good point, Kristan! Confusion is a definite disadvantage of reading multiple books at a time. I'm a certified sufferer! :)

    So glad I found your blog today,
    Laura @ A Work of Fiction

  6. One book at a time is definitely preferred :)

  7. my answer is pretty much the exact same as yours! i can only focus on one story at a time!

    Trish - My FF

  8. I'm usually a one book kind of gal too. Just depends on if I've started a book on my nook. New follower!

  9. I totally know what you mean. Sometimes the story can get confusing if you're juggling more than one book at a time.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

  10. I understand how mixing up names could be a problem lol :-)
    Thankfully that hasn't happened to me...yet.
    I'm following you. Happy Friday!
    _yay_: FollowFriday

  11. It sounds like you like to savour your books. :-)

    Old follower...thanks for stopping by my FF

  12. I'm with you, I read one book at a time, it's much easier to get into it and it's easier when reviewing so I'm focused on one book only!

    Thanks for the comment on our blog, we're now follwing you :)

  13. I'm a one book at a time-reader, too, but for other reasons. I'm a very fast reader, so most books I finish in one sitting and switching books doesn't make much sense, I think. :D

    Patricia // My FF

  14. LOL I'm usually a one-book-at-a-time girl too, but sometimes I cheat. ;)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  15. I think I'll blame my ADD for going against the grain this week ;) I am definitely a multiple books at once kind of gal.

    Stop by and see my TGIF/Follow Friday!

  16. Old follower now also following through Networked Blogs, I'm in agreement about just reading the one book, my FF


  17. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I used to read one book at a time but tend to read on different devices now so have 2+ going sometimes.

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/feature-follow-friday-30th-march.html

    Have a nice weekend, Sharon

  18. Hi there :) just hopping through...

    That's why if I'm reading quite a few books I like to jot notes as I read, it helps when it comes to writing my review.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

  19. I LOVE your background! Pretty!

    New follower :-)

    I can't control myself if I receive a book I really want to read- it must be started right away! My FF: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/follow-friday_30.html

  20. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Glad to hear you read The First Days and Fighting to Survive - I just read those, too. I'm loving Siege, although it's quite the tear jerker.

    Old follower :)

    Happy Friday!

    Jamie @Addicted2Heroines

  21. The rare times I do read more than one I usually either make notes or skim back over what I've already read...it's pretty time consuming!

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

  22. I can understand why you only read one book at once. I used to be like that but rediscovering literature (and discovering GoodReads) has change the way I approach reading.

    My FF.

  23. Total agreement w/ you:) Following you back:)Old follower:)

  24. New Follower.

    I definitely agree. One book at a time. It's like... would you watch two TV shows at the same time? No, because there are so many things and details you would miss out on.

    My Follow Friday

  25. Happy Friday, Kristan - I am the same way I tend to get confused if I read more that one book at a time.

    Hope you enjoy reading your books this week.
    - Old Follower.

    - Beckie
    My FF post: FF

  26. New follower - thanks for stopping by.

    I never could commit myself to just one book . . . if I'm not in the mood for dragons and magic today, I'd rather switch gears to space travel or a black-ops assassination than allow my mood to ruin the first read.

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  27. New follower here. 1-2 books for me.


  28. Thanks so much for stopping by. :D I made sure to follow.

    1. I totally agree, have a happy Friday!


  29. I'm a really fast reader, so that could one of the reasons I read so many books at one time. Even if I read many at once, I still finish them pretty quick, so I won't forget what they were about.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF, following you back now.
    Have a great weekend!

  30. I always read two books but I don't know how I always finish them at the same time.

    here is mine

  31. I can't read more than one book at once otherwise I'd be really confused.
    Thanks for stopping by myFF!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  32. Thanks for commenting and following me! I am now doing the same for you!

  33. Great post and thanks for stopping by!!

    It depends on my mood..sometimes I can read more then one book at a time but other times I just stick with one :D

  34. I read more than one book at a time. I like being able to read where ever I am.

    New Follower

    MY FF

  35. I'm glad we are of like mind on this one! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I'm following you as well!


  36. I admire that you can do one book at a time! I don't have nearly that much patience!

    I'm following you as well now!

  37. I always read one at a time so that I can give my full attention to it!

    NEW Follower!


  38. Hi Kristan,

    So happy I'm not alone in the reading one book at s time! I agree, it gets difficult to keep the story straight!;) lol
    Old follower :)

    Thank you for visiting my FF
    Have a great weekend!:)

  39. I used to be a rather slow reader myself, I still think I'm slower than I want to be but if I try to read too fast I end up missing things in the story. It's just easier for me to read slower and one book at a time.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower.

    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams

  40. Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I've followed back :)

    I would definitely buy more books if I had the money. As of right now, the only way I can read books is if I check them out from the libary.

  41. There seems to be a lot more book jugglers vs. book singlers, but I can understand the confusion two or more would. New follower!

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

  42. I'm a really slow reader as well! I've been trying to work on that. ;) Thanks for hopping by for FF!

  43. I can only read one book at a time, otherwise I get characters and storylines mixed up. I like to pay attention so I can do a good review.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Waiting For Wentworth