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Re: Let's talk about Hyperfocus

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Originally Posted by ChRoTa3 View Post
I can totally relate. If it's something that I instantly click with I can get lost a book very easily.

Something I've never been able to do though is just read one book at a time. At any given moment I have at least 4 books stacked up on my desk or by my bed. Right now I've actually got 6 going. Most of the plot details and facts will come back to me a few paragraphs in, but occasionally I just forget about a book completely and end up taking it off my shelf months later with a bookmark still in it.
I'm exactly the same. I am usually reading 6 or 7 or even more books at the same time. I frequently go to a café like Starbucks to read and almost always take 4 or 5 books with me in my book bag. I've been doing that for years, ever since I was in college.

A lot of the books I'm reading never get completely finished, at least not the first time, especially if I hit a boring part. Sometimes I'll read something in the news or in another book that will remind of a book I had been reading previously and I'll get it off the shelf and return to it months or even a year or years later. Almost all of the books on my book shelves (and I have a couple thousand) have book marks in the middle of them showing where I left off. Lately, I've gotten to where I'll put the half dozen or more books I'm currently reading on the floor in my office with the covers showing so that I can see them. If I put one of them back on the shelf, I'm more likely to forget about it and move on to another newer and what has become a more interesting book for me. Only if a book is especially interesting to me can I become hyperfocused on it and finish it the first time through.

And I'm probably one of Amazon's favorite customers, always looking for a new book.
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