How many books do you typically read at any given time? Do you ever get books confused? Is there ever a time when absolute monogamy (that is to say a relationship between one book and one reader) is required? Do your books ever get jealous of one another?
When I read (which isn’t all that much lately) I tend to read in multiple locations over various media. On my bedside I might have a print or a book I’m reading on my kindle. I’m also listening to an audiobook in my car while I commute to and from work. Then, at work, I tend to read at lunch on my work laptop or something. So that’s at least 3 books going on at the same time. Sometimes I start a book and switch to another based on when I need to have it read, so I might be in the middle of several books at the same time. I do sometimes confuse details if the books are very similar. Sometimes books in the same genre tend to sound alike and the details get a bit muddled. I don’t think my books get jealous of each other, as long as they are still being read. It is when they get put aside for months that they get the green bug.
I am usually reading several books at any given point in time. I usually have an audio book I listen to at work or commuting to and from work. I tend to have a library book checked out. I have a kindle books and typically I will have a book sitting beside my bathtub or on my night stand. Now if one of these books grabs my attention, I will forsake all other books and only read one. But after the excitement of that book is over, I will resume reading multiple books at once. What can I say? I am a book PLAYA!
I am always reading at least two books at a time. One audio while I’m at work or commuting. And one book that I’m reading in the evenings or weekends. I have a rule that I’ve set for myself, though, to never read two books in the same genre, at the same time. That really does lead to serious plot or character confusion. My audio books tend to be for book clubs. The books I read in the evening are more for pleasure. That seems to work best for me. And no, I don’t think my books get jealous of each other. They don’t know the other exists!