Hello, book lovers! 💕
I am currently in the middle of two books, which is something that I don’t normally do. I hate going between two or more books, and I don’t understand how so many people are able to do that. Maybe it’s just my brain, but I can’t do it. At least, I can’t normally. I don’t know what possessed me to pick up more than one book, but, I have found myself in the situation where I am in the middle of two books. And I don’t know how to get out of the vicious cycle.
So I picked up Verity by Colleen Hoover probably over a week ago by now. It was supposed to be a quick read I was going to get through in a weekend. But that was the weekend that Animal Crossing came out. I already had a rant about that in another blog post, but this is where the cycle began.
I started reading the book, and then when I received my copy of this video game, I put it down because I can’t read a book and play a video game at the same time. Or can I?
Well I had the bright idea to start an audiobook so I could listen to the book while I played. Which is great. I was getting some reading in while I was pulling weeds and chopping trees. The problem happened when I chose to listen to an audiobook that wasn’t the book I was reading on my Kindle. I chose a completely different book. I picked up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, which everyone knows is a long ass book, and the audiobook is even longer at 26 hours.
And that’s when the cycle started. I didn’t pick up Verity the entire time I was listening to Harry Potter. Because why would I? I couldn’t listen to it while I was playing Animal Crossing. And I didn’t want to do anything but play Animal Crossing.
I mean, I’ve picked it up a couple of times in the last week or so and read a few chapters here and there. I’ve made pretty good progress in it, though I’m still only half way through. I know I will finish it in April, but it’s a matter of actually sitting down and forcing myself to read it. Either that, or get the audiobook version and listen to it. I tend to get through books faster that way lately.
Anyway, after I finished the audiobook for Harry Potter, you would think that I would have tried to finish Verity. But nope. I picked up another audiobook. And again, not Verity. I picked up All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace because it’s on my O.W.L.’s TBR for this month, and I really wanted to get to the books on that list so I could participate in the readathon.
But that means the cycle of reading multiple books at once continues. I guess I just have to accept defeat that I’m going to be reading more than one book at a time right now. Maybe one day I’ll learn my lesson.
Do you guys read multiple books at once? If so, how do you manage to do it? I’d love to know your secrets! Let me know in the comment section below!