Thursday, March 29, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme sponsored by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! If you haven't checked out their blogs yet, I encourage you to do so!

Q: Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more? 

You can definitely add me to the list of readers who flip flops between books. I normally read 50 pages or until the next chapter break and then hop to the next book and do the exact same thing. If one book ends up being more interesting than the other, I may put it away and finish it first. Thus, why I read 492 books last year.

If you wonder how I can keep things straight in my head, I actually keep notes (paraphrasing). I currently have a small pile to go through and post my reviews with.
Currently, I'm flipping between The Prophet by Amanda Stevens and The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. So many books to read, and so little time to read them! 
I would love to see your commentary on this question. Am I the only nutso reader who flips flops between books?

*~Shelley~*


48 comments:

  1. I wish I could flip flop between books! I read one book at a time and keep notes! haha

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Old follower :)

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  2. 492 books?! That's insane! Thats more than a book a day! I'm seriously impressed. Unfortunately, along with being a slow reader, I can only stick with one book at a time. Which is probably why it'll take me the next 10 years to read 492 books.

    Mr FF
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    New Follower

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    1. Hey Kristen Happy Friday!

      Thanks for hopping by and following:O)

      You are correct in that it's insanity not good sense that allowed me to read 492 books last year.

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  3. I am floored by those 492 book you've read! Holy jeez! I average about 100 a year, but after reading this, I'm definitely going to push myself a little harder.

    My FF
    Happy Friday!
    New Follower :)

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    1. Hi Bekka, it's a nice to meet you!

      I've returned the gesture as a new Linky follower on your blog.

      Happy Friday!

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  4. I admire those that can keep up with so many. I can only manage two, and that's only if I have one started on my e-reader. New follower!

    http://sortofbeautiful.com

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    1. Welcome Jade and Happy Friday!

      It's also called having no social life whatsoever!

      Thanks for following!

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  5. You're kidding right? WOW - so many books. I applaud you and am jealous. :-)
    I can do 2 at a time...or do other things while reading.
    Happy Friday. I'm a follower!
    _yay_: FollowFriday

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    1. Thanks :)

      Like I said above, it's really not that hard when you're single and have no life outside of reading and reviewing.

      Anyway, Happy Friday!

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  6. Hi & Happy Friday,

    492 books is a fantastic achievement!

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/feature-follow-friday-30th-march.html

    Have a great weekend, Sharon

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  7. Hello!! I just started to read more than one at a time. I have too many on my list :D Happy Friday I am a new follower!

    Khelsey

    http://goandreadnow.blogspot.com/

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  8. Yeah, you might be the only nutso out there ;-)

    But seriously, great achievement!

    New Follower! Happy Friday!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My FF!

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    1. And by new follower I mean old follower* =D

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  9. I seldomly read more than one at a time, so I'm really impressed seeing how many bloggers manage to do that! :)

    New Follower!

    Patricia // My FF

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    1. Hi Patricia!

      Happy Friday and thanks for becoming a new follower of mine!

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  10. Old follower now also following through Linky, 492 books read last year that's very impressive, my FF

    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-21.html

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  11. I take notes too! Not only helps me keep track but my reviews come out much more coherent. :D

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  12. LOL, I do the same thing. Read 50 pages and will try a dif book. I can keep facts pretty straight. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I am the same! But I can't believe you read over nearly 500 books last year...more than one a day?! So impressed right now.

    New follower :-)

    My FF: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/follow-friday_30.html

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    1. Hi there! Nice to meet you :O)

      It goes like this, when you have no social life, reading books takes on a life of it's own!

      Thanks for becoming a new follower!

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  14. I'm a nutso like you too! Just can't keep my hands off the books... I can't believe you read more than one book per day, that's amazing!

    ez
    My #FF
    Don't forget to enter my Emerald City int. eBook Giveaway

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  15. I always read one at a time so that I can give my full attention to it!

    OLD Follower!

    Debdatta@b00kr3vi3ws

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  16. I flip flop too! But not in quite the same way. I just read whichever current read takes my fancy. I used to use your method as a way of getting through my school reads!

    My FF.

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  17. New follower
    One at time girl.
    http://booketta.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/follow-friday_30.html

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    1. Hiya Jane!

      Nice to have a follower from across the pond.

      Have a great weekend!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by. I could never flip flop between books like that, but the note taking is a great tool. I take notes for book club reads so I don't forget to mention certain scenes.

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  19. I'm a little bit of a book flip-flopper, but I'm not as good at it as you are! Wish I could do that so I could get through my TBR tower and wishlist!

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-22.html

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  20. haha I can only do it 1-2 books. Hope I can still read more books this year,

    http://iwrightleia.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-my-1st-time.html

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  21. Happy Friday - Wow that is a lot of books to read in one years. Very awesome!!

    Hope you enjoy reading your books this week.
    - New Follower.

    - Beckie
    My FF post: FF

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    1. Hello Chi :) Nice to meet you.

      Thanks a lot for hopping by!

      I've returned the favor in kind :O)

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  22. Have A Happy Friday!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature.html

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  23. That's really great that you can flip-flop between books! I'm a one-book kinda girl, so I'm quite jealous of those of you that are able to do it. I think it's a great talent! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF

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  24. wow that's an amazing amount of books to read in a year. I usually get really sucked into the story that I don't want to stop! Thanks for stopping by and following back!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    1. You are most welcome, and I give thanks to you for stopping by and following my blog.

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  25. I use a sticky note for my bookmark, so that I can write down questions/observations as they come along. I hate to finish a book and then spend an hour flipping through it for that one special quote...still haven't figured out how to have a "sticky note" for my e-reader. I guess I need to upgrade. :-)

    Old follower

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  26. Wow! 492 books? And I thought I was an avid reader... lol.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. Am now following your blog too.

    Livin' Life Through Books

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    1. Awesome of you to stop on by Felicia!

      I hope the rest of your weekend is awesome!

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  27. 492?! *jaw drops*

    My FF: http://www.quixoticallyuncharted.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday.html

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  28. OKay, chapter flip flopping, I like it. I'm a new follower here today, but I am returning the favour since you've already been my way. Happy Friday.

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    1. Thank you Kristy!

      Nice of you to stop by and adding my blog to your following list.

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  29. Wow! You read a lot of books! I am a one book at a time person, I don't think I could flip flop between books.

    Have a great weekend!

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  30. Thanks for following, following back!
    NOTES!! I knew it!!! Why didn't I think of that... probably comes down to being too lazy to write while Im reading,hehe.
    Congrats on reading so many though, thats a great achievement :D

    Have a fabulous weekend!!!
    Kris

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    1. Hi Kris,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog!

      Nah, not too lazy at all. It comes with the territory as you become older and start to forget things :(

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  31. Nope not a flip flopper here :) I keep notes on the ones I'm reading too but can't seem to do more than one at a time.

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  32. 492 books last year?!??! I bow down to you!! I thought my 309 was killer, but holy cow. I don't think I'd even attempt anything higher. You are AWESOME.

    Thanks for stopping in & following. Following back!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and becoming a follower.

      I appreciate your comments as well.

      Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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  33. 492 books! That's insane! I truly admire you!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now too!

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    1. Thanks to both the admiration comment and for following my blog! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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