I used to be a one-book-at-a-timer. Those were the days before kids. Now, I read whatever I can and whenever I can in addition to the kids books. I also read in binges. There are times that I read several books in a month for several months and then I burn out and just read periodicals for a few months. I am always a better writer during my reading binges. I love paperbacks because I can always keep one in my pocket or purse. In the winter there is always a book in the pocket of my robe. I only get hardbacks if I can not wait for the paperback or if I know Sher would want a copy, since she likes the hardbacks. I do not always finish books, but the ones that I do not finish glare at me from the book case until I read them or sell them.