Ha. Ha ha ha.
I have a chronic condition that prevents me from sitting and plowing through one book completely before beginning the next. I don't have ADD, I swear. I just can't help myself. I want to read everything. All at once. I read a chapter here and there, and slowly make progress on a stack of books so large it's not even a stack anymore.
It's a shelf.
|That top shelf? My "currently reading" shelf. It's 2 rows deep.|
And the number I've dabbled in over the past couple weeks? Way over a dozen. It's a problem, I tell you.
Instead of trying to change this behavior, I created this blog to facilitate it. I don't read a book and then want to write a review. I read a chapter, underline some great thoughts I want to think or talk about, then move on to the next book and don't come back around to it again until maybe a month or so later. Writing some of them down and sharing them here helps me remember where I left off.
I'm always curious about others' reading habits. Are you the type to steadfastly finish what you start, or do you pop from one thing to the next?
Here's a peek at the 5 most recent books I've been reading (there are many, many more):
-The Princess by Lori Wick*
-Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
-Quiet by Susan Cain
-Five Chiefs by Justice John Paul Stevens
-Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
*I don't really read fiction and when I do I'm snobby about it. With one small exception: I have a soft spot for cheesy Christian romances that I read in high school and occasionally break them out as comfort reading. Like ice cream for my brain.