For something different, I’m borrowing a question from … here! One of the very first questions ever at Booking Through Thursday. Back from 2005 when Laura owned the blog but, because it was so new, it didn’t get as many responses as it does now … so, why not revisit? Here’s the question: Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to…

  1. Are you currently reading more than one book?
  2. If so, how many books are you currently reading?
  3. Is this normal for you?
  4. Where do you keep your current reads?

I read several books at once, and yes, I am currently reading more than one book. Right now, I think I’m reading 4 or 5 different books: The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman, Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty, A Brief History of British Kings and Queens by Mike Ashley, Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason, and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. That’s actually a bit much to handle (I usually average 3), but Fourth Comings should prove to be a reasonably quick read. And I’m taking A Brief History of British Kings and Queens one monarch at a time.

For the most part, I keep my current reads either on my night stand or in my purse. Right now, though, there aren’t any books in my purse (I will remedy that before leaving the house tomorrow). War and Peace and A Brief History of British Kings and Queens are on my nightstand; Fourth Comings and The Sunne in Splendour are currently on my bed, and Rises the Night is actually on my desk. So even though they’re not all on my nightstand at the moment, they’re all within a three foot radius of the nightstand.

What about you? How many books do you read at once? And where do you keep them?