On Reading Multiple Books at Once

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While reading books I had one core discipline in mind which was, I would read only one book at a time, and I would pick up a new book only after completing the one which I started in the first place. This strategy, however, was keeping me away from reading new and exciting books which I wanted to read during that time and there was too much pressure on selecting the next book. On the brighter side, it also drove me to complete the one which I was reading in order to read the one which I really wanted to read.

In between reading books and doing my day job I also read a lot of blog by various bloggers around the world starting from Seth Godin to Darius Foroux. One thing I found common in all of them are that they read many books at the same time, meaning they don’t wait for one book to complete in order to read next, they read one book in the morning and a different one in the evening. In the beginning, I thought of this strategy as a distraction.

Now I am practicing this strategy and it is kind of fun. It’s true that books do get boring at times and at that time picking up a new book is relly very exciting. Surprisingly enough the book which I got boring the previous day becomes relevant and interesting the very next day.

At present, I am reading “How Mind Works” by Steven Pinker, “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau, and “Permission Marketing” by Seth Godin.

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