Switching from 1 book 2 another

Does multiple-book reading mean a reader is inconclusive?

This is a question I ask myself every time I look at my night table, where I constantly stack at least 4-5 books at a time…
And I swear I read them all!
Maybe it takes me 4 years to finish a book (kidding…but one year is a good average time).
I read almost every night and I pick a book depending on my mood or my expectations.

The curious thing about this is that I rarely read novels, but this is a trend I have been experiencing for a few years, whereas in the past I used to mainly read one novel at a time – and just novels.

I think this has something to do with my job: as an interpreter, I am used to study different subjects every week or however, to rapidly switch from a given topic to a totally different one…and I am afraid this affected my way of reading books too.

Furthermore, I tend to read books that can provide me with useful information or knowledge, rather than just giving me a thrill or relaxing me with a wonderful story > I know, this is nerd.

Is this another interpreter’s nerdity? (like this one)

I thought it was odd when I first started doing this, but now I actually think it’s an interesting habit.

…But maybe I’m wrong!



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