So I’m reading four books right now. So is Mary. Is that a lot?
1) Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay – Adult 2nd world fantasy.
2) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – Young adult 2nd world fantasy.
3) The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides – Contemporary literary fiction.
4) The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson – Historical non-fiction.
You can see that, while I am reading four books, they all fulfill pretty different reading desires. Mary’s four books do, too – she’s reading a Victorian novel, a contemporary novel, a book of short stories, and a biography. Is this spreading out over genres by design or is it an automatic, necessary piece to be able to juggle reading more than couple of books at once? For me, it’s at least 90% the latter. Do ya’ll have any thoughts?