Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Chat: Book Binges

 

Sometimes I want to read more than anything else.

Usually these times occur in the winter for me. It starts around mid-to-late December. I have time off from the day job, and I'm trying not to think too much about writing/editing. So what do I do? I read. Then, January comes, and I'm supposed to get back to work, but all I still want to do is read.

From December 24-January 21, I read fourteen books. A few I even read in one day (and I'm not talking novella-length books here). I loved it. There's nothing better than sitting home all day and reading. I wanted to take all my books and read them all at once--or at least one after the other. I couldn't get enough! Of course, those book binges should be kept to a minimum. After all, it makes it hard to get up after one of them. LOL! And I think I'm now sated and can read at my normal pace.

Do you book binge? Are do you prefer to take your time with books?

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It often takes me weeks and weeks to get through a book, but once in a while I'll burn through several in just a couple weeks. And right now I am reading an ARC for someone and I WILL get through it in two weeks. Darn it!!

Kyra Lennon said...

I book binged in January too, but not quite as fast as you LOL!

I have a bunch of books on my Kindle stacked up from prizes I won in contests, so I am set for a while!

Heather Holden said...

I so know what you mean about wanting to do nothing but read sometimes, since I book-binge, too. Just this January, I read 25 books/comics. I already know there's no way February can live up to that!

Christine Rains said...

I'm a book binger, and sometimes I don't stop! *LOL* I can't read fast enough for my liking.

Jay Noel said...

I totally book binge. I might go months without reading a thing, then I eat up books. Figuratively, of course.

I think my days are so filled with work and kid stuff, my writing is already taking a back seat. Reading, is on the roof rack!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

I book binge. I can go weeks without reading and then I will sit down for a couple of days and read, read, read...I'll read a whole stack, get my fix and then not read again for a couple of weeks. It has to do with timing for me. If I have the time, I'll take it and not stop.

Nicole said...

I usually have one good book binge a year. I *want* more than that, but time just doesn't allow it. Mostly I try to squeeze in a few minutes of reading a day, but it's so worth it for a good story!

M. J. Joachim said...

I want time to read like that...summer, when the extreme heat kicks in here (AZ), and it's plain too hot to do anything at all. Normal pace - what's that? Haven't had one in years! Best of Monday to you:)

Mary said...

I definitely book binge. Sometimes I'll go weeks or (rarely) months without reading, then just zip through a bunch of books.

Camille Picott said...

Ah, I miss the good ol' days of book bingeing! I never have time for it anymore. :( I do read everyday, but I have to squeeze it in around everything else.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I sometimes book binge, especially when I feel down about my own writing. Then I grab someone else's and feel all better because it takes my mind off of my own work.

DMS said...

I do go on book binges- usually when I have some time off. I read the rest of the time, but I do like to settle down with books and read them from start to finish. :)
~Jess

DL Hammons said...

I'm a book binger as well! In fact I'm in the middle of a binge right now. :)

Cathy Keaton said...

I don't have the energy to binge on reading, although I would like to be able to get a lot of my books read. I've got WAY too many! They just sit on my shelves collecting dust--so sad...

Shannon Lawrence said...

I go on book binges, and tend to just wolf them down if I find I have time to read. Other than that, I read each night before bed, and each morning for at least a few minutes. I've been known to read a book in a day. Glad you got the time to get your binge on!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Rachel Morgan said...

Do I book binge? I wish! If I allowed myself to start I'd never stop, and I wouldn't get any writing done! But I remember doing that in school holidays...

Julie Flanders said...

I love the phrase book binge. I never thought of it that way but it's appropriate. I've really wanted to just curl up and read lately whenever I'm not at work. For me I think it is partly the time of year, when it's dark so early I just want to go home and stick my nose in a book.

Madeline Jane said...

Sadly, I don't book binge too well. Anything that can pull me right out of the plot will, and I'll get in an awkward stage where I want to finish the book but I can't seem to find the willpower to anymore. If anything though, it's a good lesson - always keep the reader hooked!