How do you read? One word at a time until you get to a full stop?
Obviously I don’t mean it like that. No, what I’m talking about are reading habits, how we choose the books we read and how many we read at a time. It’s an interesting question.
I read one book at a time, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. I read it cover to cover, whether I’m enjoying it or not, and I aim to (although sometimes – hello Titus Groan – don’t manage) to read the book within a week. Whilst I’m reading the books, I’ll also read comics (single issues) most weeks.
I like concentrating on a single book and style, which is part of the reason for doing this, but also, for books I’m not enjoying so much, it forces me (in a very self imposed way) to finish the damn book so I can move on and read something else. Reading this way has definitely helped me to read a lot outside of my comfort zone, and test my limits somewhat in terms of what I can read.
But here’s the thing, I know a lot of people don’t read this way. A lot of people read a ton of books all at once, or just a book a month.
What are your habits? How do you like to read?
Let me know in the comments!