Thursday, March 29, 2012

Feature & Follow [8]


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Q: Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?




A:  I tend to read two books at a time. I generally have a "main read" and a "gym read." My main read is the book I'm focusing on and I spend more time on it. My gym read is strictly a Kindle book that I can read at the gym.  Unfortunately, when I start slacking off at the gym, my secondary book suffers.  Right now, my main read is:




And my gym read is:



The best situation for me is when I start reading an excellent secondary book. That way, I make sure I get in all my gym time, for the sole purpose of reading the book ;-)

Do you read more than one book at a time?  Leave us a comment!  We'd love to hear your thoughts!  Happy Friday!


33 comments:

Underworld Love Addiction said...

Maybe if I had a "gym read" I would work out more ;)

Alexa said...

I'm normally reading two books at one time. I have a book that I like to read when I am at home and a book I like to read while I'm at work. I have a little down time each day at work so I can read anywhere from 10-100 pages at work in a day depending on what is going on. :)

Exiled is a great book I hope you are able to get in your gym time to read it

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

I find it hard to read two books at a time sadly.

Kristan said...

Your reasoning makes a lot of sense. Kindles are the best invention for gym goers. I tend to listen to music (or books) at the gym.

Love the fact you're reading Siege right now! I just finished the first two books in that series and LOVED them. Katie and Jenni are so kickass!

Mr FF
Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

Trish said...

that's interesting! a regular read and a gym read. i get that.

Trish - My FF

_yay_ said...

That's a great way to put it. For me the main read is the one I want to review afterwards. The "gym" read the book I just read, but won't be reviewing.
I'm a multi-tasker, though. In what way? Find out: FollowFriday
Happy Friday! I'm a follower.
_yay_

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

Hi & Happy Friday,

I loved Exiled! I hope you are enjoying it..

My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/feature-follow-friday-30th-march.html

Have a great weekend, Sharon

KhelseyJackson said...

Hello!! I just started to read more than one at a time. I have too many on my list :D Happy Friday I am a new follower!

Khelsey

Patricia said...

Old follower, hopping through! :)

Now I feel horrible for seldomly getting my lazy ass over to the gym. Argh. XD

Patricia // My FF

yarereviews said...

New follower!
I get the kindle thing. I do that, except with my nook. :)
My FF;
http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-3.html

Sarah Brown said...

Old follower now also following through linky, I only read the one, my FF

http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-21.html

Book Slave said...

Hi there :) just hopping through...

I really only read on my Sony and have it with me everywhere! I would say the gym, if I went that is...

:) Here is my choice...

Feature & Follow

Laura said...

I need to start reading 2 books at a time, my TBR list is a mile long! :-)

www.littlereadridinghood.com

Rea said...

I can't concentrate on reading while I'm at the gym! In fact, I can't be moving and reading at the same time. I have to have an audiobook for that. It's a good reason for me to get longer audiobooks, though! ;)

My FF.

Jamie said...

@Laura - I didn't see your FF post, but I wanted to let you know I just followed you. Congrats on the new blog!!

Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay said...

I always read one at a time so that I can give my full attention to it!

OLD Follower!

Debdatta@b00kr3vi3ws

Jamie said...

@Alexa - I'm trying to like Exiled, but it's been real slow going for me, especially now towards the end. I was getting into it and then they had to go and switch worlds.

Chi Kittie said...

Happy Friday - I do the same thing, when I am out I read a book on my Kindle other wise I am most times reading a print copy.

Hope you enjoy reading your books this week.
- New Follower.

- Beckie
My FF post: FF

Hazal said...

Hi! I now follow you back :)

Jenn Renee said...

I usually have one I most focused on but I have a habit of losing a book i am reading and just picking up another one. This happens more than it probably should. I also get too excited about new books and start reading it right away. So I always have multiple going. new follower. my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-11.html

Kyanara_night said...

HI

Thnx for stopping by my blog today!
Have a wonderfull weekend!

Kyanara

Jennifer said...

I love the idea of a gym read...mine are usually audiobooks. This does not help guarantee gym trips unfortunately since I can listen to them anywhere else.

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-22.html

I.wright... said...

New follower here! 1-2 books so far. =)

http://iwrightleia.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-my-1st-time.html

Priya said...

I like your idea; in fact a book would be a great motivation for me to regularly go to the gym! Happy reading!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Hi! and happy Friday!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature.html

Justin941 said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. :D Made sure to follow.

Ria- The Beaucoup Review. said...

You read in the gym? That's so awesome! If that were me, I'd probably get too lost in the book [provided it's a good one...] to remember to use the equipment :p
New follower!

Nancy Allen said...

I read more than one book at a time. I like being able to read where ever I am.

New Follower

MY FF

Melliane said...

I like to read two at a time but it's different from you, I read one ebook and one print book.

here is mine

It's A Hardcover Life said...

That's a great way to get yourself to read! I wish I could read on the treadmill....

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now too!

bookbitereviews said...

What a great way to make yourself work out. Such a good idea, and i might have to steal it from you =D

Following back!

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Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday! I'm now following you back :)

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