If any of you are actually reading these posts, you may wonder why they are somewhat out of order–if I’m reading a series, I don’t post Book 1, Book 2, Book 3–I post Book 1, some other random book, something by Agatha Christie, Book 1 of something else, and then Book 2.
The problem is, I have an addiction. Literally. I am addicted to reading. As in, if you told me I had to go the next 24 hours and could either have nothing to eat or drink, or nothing to read, I would think long and hard about the decision. I read a lot. So, to help keep myself from just reading nothing but mindless fluff, I have some systems.
First off, I have a pile of non-fiction reading. I am usually reading 6-10 non-fiction books at a time, and I mostly read them through the week. I am slowly working my way through twentieth century history (I’m in WWII right now) so that’s why non-fiction books pop up at random points in time.
The weekends, though, are my time for fun reading. I always have a stack of books from the library. I’m trying to actually read every book I own (and there are about a thousand of them, so it’s taking some doing). I have several series of books to read. I want to read everything Agatha Christie wrote; ditto for P.G. Wodehouse. So, in order to accomplish these goals, I rotate:
- library book
- mystery series
- personal book
- another series
Of course, sometimes I’m waiting for the next book in a series to come from the library or I’m going to be gone somewhere so I just take whichever one is most convenient to have along, but that’s roughly the schedule, and that’s why the books show up rather haphazardly. As long as I don’t read books that are super similar at the same time, it works out great (that’s why I usually only read one mystery series at a time).
So yes. There you have it. Sarah’s crazy book-reading method. I actually have one. :-D