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Some of my favorite books that has been in my bookshelf for twenty, thirty or fourty years, I can pull from the shelf to look up a single chapter or passage for rereading by itself. I know the book so well that I've got the context perfectly clear. In no way will this disturb my end-to-end reading of a another novel.
I've got somewhere around 15-20 books that know that well and love that much; I certainly don't handle all books that way.
Same here. There are some of my books I like so much that I have to ration how often I read them. Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Niven and Pournelle's Oath of Fealty and Footfall, and C.J. Cherryh's The Faded Sun and Chanur series. I just finished reading Chanur for probably the dozen-th time. It will probably be three or four years before I read it again. I just bought latest volume in Cherryh's Foreigner series. I'm trying to decide if I want to go back and reread the earlier 20 books in the sequence before I read the new one.
Fiction I read one at a time, mostly at night before I go to bed. If I read again during the day, it's that same book. I had to read multiple works of fiction at the same time in college and I hated it. It's difficult for me to keep story and characters straight, especially if the author like using multiple plot lines and points of view.
I listen to one audiobook at a time, mostly while commuting. Currently Hobb's Liveship Traders series.
For hardback/paperbacks, I was reading the original Gundam light novel, but temporarily set it aside to reread Weker's The Golem and the Jinni for a library book discussion.
I'm usually working on one or two nonfiction books, often as research for writing projects.
I experience the need to read at any given moment more like thirst. Most of the time water will suffice, meaning I could read anything available to me however, like with thirst; sometimes I feel either whisky or soda is the only thing that will quench it, meaning that I HAVE to read either a technical or a fiction book and not the other.
I could also be reading multiple books in parallel, usually either technical or fiction and rarely ever any other genre but which one it is at any given moment depends on that thirst otherwise I find reading non-enjoyable.
Technical books I general hit different parts of multiple books in a given time-frame.
General Fiction and Non-Fiction, I prefer to read one at a time, and in series, as I like to immerse myself into the plots.
Comic books, I generally save up a few months of a given title and read them in sequence. Mainly because the amount of content in a given comic book is usually not long enough to satisfy. (I still subscribe to paper comics).
Technical publications, I will read on a monitor... but for entertainment purposes, give me paper. I find it difficult to enjoy non-technical writing on any type of tablet or monitor. Perhaps because I spend enough time in front of them in my work hours (which are usually too long anyway).
One on Kindle one from the library. Sometimes even one I own. All fiction - mostly thrillers/suspense/murder mysteries. Sometimes light sci-fi, like Robin Cook or Douglas E. Richards. Anything from James Patterson, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Mary Higgins Clark, etc. Use goodreads.com to keep track.
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