My mom always has a stack of fifteen books and she'll read a little of each one at a time. I always asked her why she didn't just read one thing at a time and actually finish something...now I stopped wondering because I realize I do the same thing. XD!!
I have quite a few things I'm in the middle of. I'll get in the mood for something, read a lot of it, then put it aside and start reading something else, then come back to the other later. So here's what I have going right now:
I just finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone, so my most current book is HP and the Chamber of Secrets. I've been working on trying to finish one of my old fanfictions I started back in 2005 (a YGO/HP crossover xD), and it really put me in the mood to read through the whole HP series again.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (at about 70% on my kindle, as far as classics go, one of my favorite books)
Blue and Hazel (an AF fanfiction by optimic girl94; I'm pretty sure I read the first chapter or two years ago, as I did with quite a few af fanfictions back then, and I was looking at it again recently and completely got sucked in. One of the very, very few fanfictions that I was actually tempted to skip to the end and see what happened because I was that impatient to find out, though I forced my patient side to reassert itself.)
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox (I bought the kindle versions of all the AF book ages ago, and I realized that I'd never actually physically read the series clear through [I'd only listened to the audiobooks], so I started reading them. I'm finally on TTP now, but it's kind of been sitting there for a while. I've tried to draw out reading the AF series as long as possible, because reading it helps keep me thinking about the series and inspires me to keep working on my AF related projects. Though in fact, I find I draw most of these out intentionally to enjoy them for as long as possible. XD)
May be others, but I'm not sure.
On audiobook: (Now, for audiobook, I tend to just read one thing at a time, unless it has to go back to the library before I'm finished, because it's too much work to switch back and forth and keep track of where I am.) I started in on Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe not too long ago. It's too early to tell whether it's going to be way over my head—many of the scientific concepts being gone over so far (relativity, particles also acting as waves, etc.) are concepts I've already been introduced to, so I mostly understood them, but some of the newer ones I'm not too sure about. (It didn't help that as I was listening, I was working on a commissioned artwork, and so my concentration was divided. X3) Now I'm sort of getting into the section that describes string theory now, so we'll see how I get that. (I always think I'm understanding it until I try to explain what I learned to someone else; then I realize I didn't get it at all. XD)
I'm a little ashamed to say I haven't read Agivega's fics yet...they are staples of the AF fanfiction world, and have been on my list forever (and I know I read the first few chapters at one time), but I haven't gotten around to it yet. (Like I said, I tend to read a little of things, then go away and come back again later. I have this thing where I have a tendency to save things until I'm in exactly the right mood to enjoy them to their fullest, because my mood can have quite a large impact how I respond to a book/series. So I like to wait until the time is right.) I am a part of AgiVega's AF group on deviantArt, though. (So I have felt the effects of AgiVega's enormous, far-reaching influence on this fandom.)
So, I guess that's what I'm reading. X3 My only real two times for reading are either when I'm listening to audiobooks while working on art projects, or when I'm too tired to do anything else (maybe during my breaks at work or after I get home from work), so I'll go through periods where I don't read that much. (Like now, I have a huge stack of audiobooks backed up because I've been going through a dry spell as far as art goes, and I don't read as much physically when I'm in a state of high mentally energy enough to work on my writing, which I've managed to do at least on and off lately.)
But, anyway. XD
“After all, absolutely no one can help but suspect a criminal, liar, and manipulator of committing crimes, lying, and manipulating. And of course, no one is more aware of that simple fact than Artemis Fowl.”
Opal sets into motion her most diabolical scheme yet, to frame Artemis and turn his closest friends against him. Only this time she has a new calculating partner who knows Artemis better than he knows himself. [An Artemis Fowl fanfiction, set after The Atlantic Complex.]
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(And if you're really bored: http://axxonu.deviantart.com/gallery/28 ... temis-Fowl
AF fanart. ;J)