If You're a Bibliophile, Admit It

Some people think it's weird. I think it's perfectly normal to be reading more than one book at a time. If it makes sense to have students study seven different subjects during the school day, then it should also make sense that a person can enjoy multiple books.

In proof of my point, I looked around and picked up the four titles I'm reading right now. One was in my car. I've been reading it to pass the time while I wait in the car line after school. A second one was on the sofa in front of the television. Often, I'll switch on the t.v., and finding nothing interesting, turn it off and pick up my book. Another one was in the kitchen. There are times when I can grab a few minutes to read while I wait for something to bake. The last one was in my purse. I hate waiting rooms of any kind, and it's much more entertaining for me to read a book than to scroll through my phone.

My current reads:

Desperate Characters by Paula Fox, my book club selection for the month.

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett, my car line fantasy.

Code of Silence by Tim Shoemaker, a middle grade thriller recommended by my editor, Pam Halter.

Coffee-Drunk or Blind by Elle Knowles, a nonfiction Alaskan family homesteading adventure.

In addition to my four in-progress reads, I keep a stack of of to-be-read books handy at all times. It gives me the same feeling as having a savings account. Whether it's money in the bank or a stack of extra books, it's a comforting feeling to know there's an emergency back up.

I can't be the only bibliophile with this habit of juggling different reads. Admit it, some of you read multiple books at the same time, too. I'd love to hear what you're reading. I'm always looking for new titles to add to my stack.


  1. I usually have at least two books going, one fiction and one nonfiction. I love to read just for pleasure and enjoy reading books that help me grow in my faith. Currently, I'm reading An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi and Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly.

  2. I keep a stack as well. Only problem is deciding which one to pick up next. I also have tons of food magazines waiting for me. Plus, there's my Bible study on Isaiah. And my online photography.... I need a beach trip just to catch up on my reading!