I’m not going to lie to you; I used to be the one-book-at-a-time kind of girl. I truly couldn’t fathom how people could have multiple books in progress at once, it blew my mind. And now, here I am, at 31, and I’m a multi-book reader. It’s astonishing to the adolescent me who couldn’t believe this was a thing, but it was a gradual progression that didn’t happen overnight. And now, I think it’s the best way to read!
I know I’ve talked about using reading as a form of escaping the world you’re currently in to head to another one, but given what’s been going on here in America, it seems worth revisiting. I’d love to hear, in the comments or on social media, where you escape to! Here are some of mine.
In my efforts to read the New York Times top 10 books of 2020 before April 1, I’ve been using a combination of ways to acquire those books, some of them were purchased on Amazon courtesy of a gift card I received for the holidays, but I’ve also placed holds on all of them through my local library. As you can imagine, if they were rated New York Times top 10, there is a bit of a queue for some of the books. The result has been a steady pace of acquiring the books, moving them to the top of my to-read pile, as there is a clock ticking for them, and banging them out before I move on to those that I’ve read. You may believe, at this point, that I’ve digressed from the point of this particular blog post, which is library practices during quarantine, but I have a point.