True Confessions of a Non-Monogamous Reader

28 Feb

I am a non-monogamous reader.

Yes, I have book passions and author crushes, some lasting many years, but I read polygamously on a daily basis.

Of course, I have a book on the go at home. I have giant piles  of TBRs to choose from. The truth is though, that sometimes, while I am reading my chapter book, I will take a break and dip into a picture book. Or poetry.

I also have a book that I read at school while the kids have their silent reading period. This is a different chapter book and usually one that I’d like to put in my classroom library. I will also confess that I sometimes let our silent reading go on a little longer than planned because I want to keep reading.

I always have audiobook in the car. I mostly drive alone so this is an ideal place to enjoy an audiobook. Like singing in the shower, listening to an audiobook benefits from the confined space.

I usually also have an audiobook on the go at home, too. Since my two great passions, knitting and reading, are hard to do at the same time, audiobooks solve the problem.

People who know my predilection often ask me how I keep all the plots straight. I simply reply by asking them how they keep track of all the TV shows they watch. I also explain that I usually try to have very different sorts of books on the go at the same time.

In spite of all that reading, my TBR pile never seems to get any smaller, but I am very OK with that.






10 Responses to “True Confessions of a Non-Monogamous Reader”

  1. Lisa Keeler February 28, 2017 at 5:38 am #

    I can soooo relate to your slice and reading habit!

  2. Ramona February 28, 2017 at 7:09 am #

    Oh, that never ending TBR pile is a lovely problem to have, isn’t it? I, too, have more than one book going at a time, but you win the most polygamous reader prize!

  3. arjeha February 28, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Love your last line. It seems that for every book I read I add tow or more to me TBR stack, actual book or Kindle. The pile keeps growing instead of going down. I see nothing wrong with that.

  4. terierrol February 28, 2017 at 11:27 am #

    I love reading also and used to do audio books when I had a long commute, it was so relaxing. Now I try to keep a couple of books going at the same time – different genres though. Happy reading and I love reading your reviews. I always get new books to add to my list.

  5. beckymusician February 28, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    I can relate, too! Like you, I have two or more books going at once, but I try to do a fiction and a nonfiction. My TBR pile is large and I’m constantly adding to my list of books to consider reading!

  6. elsie February 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    Now that’s the life of a reader! I love your solution for knitting and reading.

  7. Leigh Anne February 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    I love your comeback of keeping track of the TV shows people watch – that is a perfect answer! I, too, am OK with having a never-getting-smaller TBR pile! There are worse problems we could have, isn’t there?

  8. Brian Rozinsky February 28, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    I’ll cop to the same confession, Adrienne: letting reading time run just a little longer on occasion. Thanks for the affirmation!

  9. wahooteacher February 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm #

    I loved this post! The response to keeping the different plots straight was pure genius!

  10. carriegelson March 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

    Never any smaller right? I agree! Fun post.

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