The Man of the House is completely befuddled. He can not seem to understand why someone would read more than one book at a time. While to me, it seems perfectly logical.
I think perhaps it started back in school. There would be one book that I had to read for English class. And one I wanted to read. So, I would simply read both books, alternating back and forth between one and the other.
Now, I will admit that I haven't done this sort of reading in a while. I usually stick to one book at a time these days. Until very recently. The Endless To-Be-Read Pile has grown to a dizzying height, at times teasing the 100 books mark. And I made the mistake of putting several books on request at the library thinking it would take quite a while before most of them came available. Which it did not. Leading to having several books sitting on the nightstand which will be due in 2 to 3 weeks.
All this caused me to take up the multiple book reading habit again. And confused the poor Man of the House to no end. He insists that the only logical way to handle it is to read one - complete it - and then start the next. It's not as if reading them both at the same time will help me finish either or both any quicker, so why bother? It just doesn't make sense to him.
Unfortunately, it's not something I can really explain in a way that will sound logical to anyone else. It does make sense in my own mind. It's just something I want to do. Even if it seems odd to someone else.
Do you ever read more than one book at a time? Or do you always finish one before starting the next?