I should begin by saying that I’ve pretty much always been a “more than one book at a time” person. I recognize that many people aren’t, but I tend to have my main book plus another book or three on the side. The quantities shift, and my focus shifts, but I rarely have only one bookmark in use. Keeping that in mind, then, here’s a peek into my “currently reading” list on Goodreads…
1)President Monson’s biography, To the Rescue. I’ve been reading this on Sundays on and off for years; I’m not in a stage of life to concentrate on biographies very frequently, but I always enjoy it when I pick it up.
2)The Jane Austen Handbook. This belongs to a friend of mine and is a humorous collection of tips, guidelines, and explanations for Regency life; its format makes it ideal for a downstairs bathroom book. (Because when you have a toddler and a preschooler, sometimes you need a few minutes alone in a room with a book to recharge.)
3)Thomas S. Monson’s Consider the Blessings. It’s a collection of inspirational occurrences that he was a witness to, and its format makes it ideal to pull out on Sunday nights.
4)The Seasoning of a Chef: My Journey from Diner to Ducasse and Beyond. I got this one free at Borders many moons ago; when I started it, I was planning on reading it straight through. It’s detailed and a little rambling, however, and while it’s interesting enough that I want to finish it, it’s been a perfect upstairs bathroom book for the last two months. (And, well, ditto.)
5)Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! This one is technically for my daughter, but I had enough fun with the first in the series that this one is in my purse, to be read in the odd free moment while I’m out and about. When I’m done, it goes downstairs on her shelf.
6)The Perilous Princess Plot. This one is also for my daughter; I’m just previewing it on the treadmill, and it’s fabulously funny.
I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of multiple other bookmarks in multiple other books, of course. What can I say? I already told you I had issues!