In the past, I was a singularly focused reader. These days, there are so many books I want to read that I can't just limit myself to one.
A couple of days ago, I download Volumes 1 and 2 of Barnes and Noble's 50 Classic Books. So 100 books for 6 bucks. I started reading Emma by Jane Austen right away. My first time reading the book and although I know the story from watching movies where Kate Beckinsale and Gwyneth Paltrow play Emma, that did not detract from the book. In fact, I was eagerly awaiting to read the carriage scene where Mr. Elton professes his love for Emma, to her deep chagrin. It was a "laugh out loud" moment.
I am also reading the third book of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series. A well written "who-dun-it", page turning story.
I am also listening to The Art of Reading while driving in the car. I ordered this course from The Great Courses web site. On sale from $180 to $50. I work from home so my listening tends to be while on errands. The next few weeks, I will be spending a lot more time in the car going to visit clients so am looking forward to longer stretches of soaking in Professor Spurgin's knowledge. His lectures are interesting and thought-provoking. I have found listening to this as well as reading books like Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing have enhanced my own reading pleasure.