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Subject: So Many Books Started
Date Posted: 2/3/2008 3:38 PM ET
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Are there any others out there who start a book and then start another one and another one.  I have so many started and they are all really good books.  But, there always seems to be a certain time that the Lord has for me to read a specific one.  And when I find it, I devour it and always learn something from it. Just wanted to know if there are others out there that find this to be true for them too.

Date Posted: 2/3/2008 3:56 PM ET
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Yep, you don't know how many books I've tried to read.

Date Posted: 2/3/2008 6:35 PM ET
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Ya me too.  Just like my knitting and sewing projects, I have to make sure I finish one before I start another.  I try to give myself one fiction and one non-fiction and one knitting and one sewing project.  Melita

Date Posted: 2/3/2008 7:46 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2008
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I'm reading Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee; Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand by Kay Arthur; To Serve Them All My Days by R.F. Delderfield and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne  Bronte.

The Delderfield book I usually read on breaks at work and the Bronte book I'm reading in small installments online.  I've tried reading one at a time, but there are so many I want to get to!

It's easy to overdo it, that's for sure!

Last Edited on: 3/30/08 3:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 11:19 PM ET
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I only read one book at a time.  If I start it, I will finish it.

Date Posted: 2/6/2008 1:42 PM ET
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I have several non-fiction books going at any given time.  I read them whenever I feel the urge ;-) Fiction books I usually read right through and finish--except for the one I keep in my van, in case I get caught w/o a book, which rarely happens, so I've been working on it for a year or longer!

Date Posted: 2/6/2008 2:57 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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I can only read 2 books at a time one non-fiction and one fiction.  If I try anymore than that I end up having to start all over again!!

Date Posted: 2/6/2008 4:40 PM ET
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I can only read one print book at a time, and have one audio going. Well...not at the EXACT same time, you all know what I mean :)



Date Posted: 2/6/2008 4:53 PM ET
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I can read one fiction and one non-fiction at the same time but not two fiction. I'll get confused on the plots and sometimes wondering why a character seems to have disappeared, and then realize because that person is in the other book.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 6:53 PM ET
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I currently have 4 different fiction books going (and I also have the same problem with sewing projects--I have no idea how many of those that I've gotten started and haven't finished)--

The Book of God by Walter Warengin (sp?) which I've been reading forever because it's somewhere around 700 pages (it's basically The Bible as a novel); Demon by Tosca Lee; The Briton by Catherine Palmer; The Ishbane Conspiracy by Randy Alcorn

--I've been devoting more of my reading time lately to the latter one because I'm really enjoying it.  I hope to have it finished by the end of the week.

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 9:20 AM ET
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I haven't read much fiction lately but the non fiction books i read i may have 10 that i'm in various stages of reading to keep track of important parts and not have to reread the book i use these little sticky flags to mark pages I will come back to and take notes on or refresh my memory of later.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 3:19 PM ET
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I can only read one fiction book at a time.  But I can read several study/self help Christian books at once.  Right now I have 3 on grief.  I read one, and get something.  The next time I may pick up another one.   Just depends on my mood and where I feel led.  

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 3:41 PM ET
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I edited my earlier post, so this is just to bump it to the top. =0)

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 3:45 PM ET
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Kay, I like the idea of having a "van book"! LOL!  I guess the book in my purse fills that bill!

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 9:17 PM ET
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I just made up a rule that I could only read 2 books at the same time. I had that problem of too many books started and it was getting on my nerves.