I recently added my Goodreads “Currently Reading” Widget to my side bar. I love to read and enjoy sharing that love. I’ll likely review books from time to time after I’ve read them and I’ll leave the widget up at all times so you can see what I’ve been reading. I also have a lineup of books I’ll be reading next:
-After I finish The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon, I’ll be reading the novella Rage by Stephen King; part of The Bachman Books.
-Once I’ve completed Rage and Bared to You (Crossfire #1) by Sylvia Day, another one I’m currently on, I’ll be starting The Game of Thrones (The Song of Ice & Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin and devoting all my reading time to that until it’s finished or until I need a mental break.
-If I do pick up a second book while on TGoT it’ll be another one from the Bachman collection or the next book in the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day.
I’m excited to read The Game of Thrones for many reasons. The Song of Ice & Fire is one of the most popular fantasy series of the past decade and I’m told it’s very good. I’m not really big on popular fiction, but I feel as if this doesn’t really fit that genre. The other reason is, a good friend recommended it to me and promised that we would watch the first season of the HBO series together as long as I read the book first. Lastly, it’s been a long time since I’ve read fantasy fiction and I’m eager to see if I still have the taste for it. I’m certain I’ll love it.
I’m sure it might seem odd that I like to read more than one book at a time but my theory is this; Just like your moods change, so should your reading. You may hate a book because you read it while in the wrong mood. Read for your mood. You’ll feel better, stress less and enjoy your books even more. Now if you’re easily distracted and get side tracked or confused easily, this may not be an easy approach for you and it may even feel impossible. I’m simply implying that my technique for reading has a purpose and you may be able to use it as well. Try it