Is There A Proper Way To Read?

I have been bad at updating regularly. I started teaching a class that I had to develop, so that took up a lot of time. However, things seem to be getting a little more “normal” now, so I hope to update more.

A random thought did occur to me, and I thought I’d get some input. I am currently reading three books at one time. Okay, not exactly simultaneously, but I am in various stages of three different books. How many of you read that way? How many of you are strictly a “one book at a time” person?

Perhaps the real question is this–Is one way of reading (several books or only one) better than the other? I don’t have an answer, other than to say that I’ve always been able to read several books and keep them straight in my head. This was useful in college when it often seemed that I had a mountain of books to read every semester. Please, weigh in with your opinions. I’d be glad to see them!

In case you’re interested, the three books I’m reading are Maigret and the Lazy Burglar by Georges Simenon, A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara, and What W.H. Auden Can do for You by Alexander McCall Smith.

1 Response

  1. Carole Woiwode

    Reading several books encourages time management and organization of mental powers. The reader has to remember where he was in the action of the book and keep it distinct from the others.

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