Three books at the same time?

117586240241007364_UsQCouKj_cIt’s been a while since I’ve actively read several books simultaneously. About twenty years, I think. But there’s a reason for the madness. The first book of this batch that I started to read, The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder, is a paperback, and I cannot read that when holding my toddler-aged daughter. So I needed to find something on my Kindle for when my hands were tied, so to speak.

I’m rubbish at deciding which book to read next, so I went for the oldest book – a collection of fantasy stories – in my Kindle. This led me to The Little White Bird by JM Barrie. Now, while this story intrigues me, it is very slow going. Having just slogged through Little Women (the unabridged version), I’m hesitant to get stuck in the mud again, so to speak. So I’ve picked up a more intellectual book I need to read for a friend: I’m OK – You’re OK by Thomas A. Harris. A good read if you’re dealing with relational issues, by the way.

Anyway, so that’s the story of how I come to be reading three books at once. Does anyone else out there do this?


About Laurel C Kriegler

A born and bred South African, I was educated at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where I graduated with an Honours Degree (post-graduate) in Economics at the end of 2001. After spending several years gaining work experience in the UK, I returned to South Africa to get married. It was during the ensuing period that my pursuits of writing and editing took hold.
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4 Responses to Three books at the same time?

  1. T. M. Hunter says:

    I usually stick with just two at a time.


  2. Well, that was my plan – until The Little White Bird started dragging…


  3. jmpadoc says:

    All. The. Time. 🙂 In fact, it’s sometimes tempting to throw a fourth or fifth into the mix.


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