Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Art of Reading Multiple Books

Of late, I have started reading several books simultaneously, which does not mean I have a book on my right hand and another on my left. It just means I pick up a book, read a few chapters, and then I pick another and read a few chapters / pages from that and so on. And why would I do that? It saves time. 

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Certain books like thrillers or chicklits can be read in one sitting but there are books like the ones on health or parenting; they demand slow reading. Then there are travel books which can be read chapter-wise. There are some heavy duty books, about complexities of life, which you need to read after breaks. There are some big books like the one I read recently, Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar; they deserve some leisurely time and attention. 

So, if you love reading, you can easily bunch up different genres and make the most of your time. Since I am always short of time, so I thought of this ingenious way to read more books in the available time. It is not that difficult really. If you read 2 books from the same genre, it will be tricky. I am reading a parenting book, a health-related book, a non-fiction on Afghanistan, a book on English language and a Fiction. Simultaneously. 

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  1. I am doing this too!! Though have only read 2 books at a given point of time. Works well also when you 'have' to read a boring book!

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    1. Ha ha Shilpa, you said it. Yes, that is another reason which only book reviewers can understand, otherwise why would one 'have to' read a book :-)

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  2. I have just started it as I never seem to have much time....

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    1. Best way to read more books in less time :-)

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  3. I read 2-3 books at a time...Currently I am trying to add one more to the 2 books that I am reading :)

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    1. Recently I found myself reading 5 books at one time ha ha!

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  4. I do this a lot......but lately kam ho gaya hai :(

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  5. Same here, gives you a book each for each time of the day or mood :)

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    1. Yes, and you can finish so many more books by multi-tasking [reading]

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