First up, the now-traditional Booking Through Thursday weekly book meme:
One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar?
(We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)
When I was a child I regularly read, I would say, up to five books and three magazines at a time. That’s a conservative estimate. I devoured the things, and one at a time just wasn’t enough. They were often of different varieties and genres.
As I got older I settled down a bit. Now I only tend to read one novel at a time, although I sometimes have a non-fiction book going concurrently, and often have a magazine sitting at the dining room table to read at meals when I’m the only one home. That doesn’t include, of course, the several cookbooks I might have going at the same time for review, because one doesn’t quite “read” a cookbook.
Second, if you’re looking for an interesting reading challenge this Fall, check out the Outmoded Authors Challenge:
Greetings. The final list of outmoded authors is completed and we’re ready to go on September 1st 2007. The idea behind this challenge is to give some needed attention to authors who have fallen by the way side.
Fourth (I’m just full of tidbits today, aren’t I?!), check out today’s review of Brian Yarvin’s A World of Dumplings (yum!).
I have this odd feeling I meant to link to something else as well, but I can’t remember what it was, so… ah well.