Friday, July 31, 2015

How Do You Like To Read???

How do you like to read? Do you read sitting up, laying down or something else?

Do you read multiple books at one time or stick with just one?

Do you like e-readers, physical books, audio books or a mix?

That's quite a few questions! You would think I was conducting a survey. If you haven't gleamed it yet from my blog maybe now you'll see that I really like to read! Currently I find myself in an odd situation for me. Normally I'm only reading 1 book at a time. Well I guess that's a lie. In the last year I have started listening to audiobooks. In the past I couldn't pay attention long enough to gain interest in the audio. My mind was always flitting to one thing or another and then I would get lost. I finally decided to listen to a book I had already read, Innocent Blood by James Rollins. From that point on I was hooked. Now when I am in the car by myself I usually have a audiobook playing.

As usual, I have digressed from the original point of this blog...

I find myself right now with 4 books, 3 different formats, 2 genres and 1 me.

Here's what I got going on: While in the car I'm listening to the Mindy Kaling book "Is Everone Hanging Out Without Me?". When I'm at work I have "The Program" by Suzanne Young on my desk. While at home during the daylight hours I'm reading "Red Queen" by Victoria Aveyard. Then to top it all off at night after the lights go out I'm reading "The Darkest Minds" by Alexandra Bracken in bed on my Nook. I'm not sure I've ever read 4 books at one time. Maybe it's because none have grabbed my undivided attention, YET! I have high hopes for the three YA novels.

What are you currently reading right now? Have you read any of these four books? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. I've been in a reading slump for a while and am trying to get out of it because I've always felt better when I'm in the middle of a good read. The electronic format is fantastic for traveling and downloading ebooks from the library. For some reason, however, I prefer a paper book when reading non-fiction, especially when there are lots of photos, for example. I, too, have tried audio books and have found my attention wandering too much. I've recently thought about giving them another try, though, after realizing recently that I listen to podcasts all the time while doing chores, etc. It also occurred to me that listening to an ebook in French would be a great way for me to brush up on my listening comprehension.

    1. What an awesome idea! Listening to a book in French. It would get so many synapses firing and reconnecting! Love it!