Tag: reading

A Question of Reading Habits

I’m curious about reading habits. Personally, I have several books that I’m currently reading and one that I’m listening to in the car. I’ve currently got more books going than I typically read. Usually, I’ve got five going, but at the moment I have seven. Two of them are non-fiction, which is typical and the rest are fiction. In perhaps a bad move, I’m listening to The Ark by Boyd Morrison in the car while reading Medusa by Clive Cussler. I don’t generally read two action/adventure novels at the same time for obvious reasons, but I didn’t think it would be a problem since I was listening to one and reading the other, but I have to reorient myself every time, so I’ll probably set aside Medusa until I’m done with The Ark. While I have several books going, I do play favorites and I have a tendency to string some books out for a very long time. I’ve been reading The Long Ships by Frans Bengtsson since 2011. It’s written in an old school telling style, but it’s so charming that I pull it out and savor it on occasion like a fine wine. I’m also reading A Fatal Thaw by Dana Stabenow It’s the second book in her Kate Shugak mystery series, which I started out of order and I’m now going back and filling in what I’ve missed. Anything by Dana Stabenow gets more of my attention than most other books, so I have a tendency to blow through those pretty quick. Somehow, I missed out on reading the Oz books as a child and I’ve never seen the entire movie of the Wizard of Oz, so I’ve been reading through those in a collection on my Kindle. Reading them makes me want to read a biography of  L. Frank Baum though, because wow, what was going on with that guy? 

So here’s my question: what are your reading habits?