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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Two Novels in Tandem

I know a lot of people who would never consider reading two novels at the same time.

Well,  I received 'Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins

and 'The Secrets of Happiness' by Lucy Diamond

amongst my Christmas pressies and decided that I didn't want to read the harrowing one before bed time.

Consequently, I am reading Lucy Diamond before 'lights-out' and 'Girl on the Train' in snatched moments in the day.

Of course, I could end up confusing the two plots and characters in my head, but I'm hopeful I won't and that the exercise will stimulate my brain rather than confuse it.

My thinking is that we read many things in the day from newspapers and letters to emails and homework exercises as well as novels without confusing them.

Would you read two novels at the same time?
Maybe you have read these novels yourselves? Tell all... 

Happy Easter 
Afterword: I have since discovered that Girl on the Train is more involved and so requires more brain power. So I will finish Lucy Diamond, which I am enjoying, (giggling included) and then return to Paula Hawkins


  1. Hi Madeleine - I have trouble reading one novel ... I do enjoy historical novels or memoirs ... but again lots read on this thing and research for the blog - reading various magazines or one newspaper a week keeps me well versed in some areas of life. I get specific books on subjects I'm interested in - often from Museums ... and so it goes::: I think I'd have one novel on the go!

    Good to see you and hope all is well ... as you can see it's the middle of the A-Z ... Have a happy and peaceful Easter ... cheers Hilary

    I've given you J for Jellicles:

  2. Bless you Hilary, Happy Easter. Yes I can see that you'd be drawn to those genres as reflected in uour own blog. X

  3. It's like with movies and shows - certain ones I can't watch right before going to bed.
    Sometimes I'll read two books at once, if they are different enough.

    1. Hi Alex, yes I would wholeheartedly agree.

  4. I have Girl on the Train to read and think it will be a daytime read too. I used to only read one book at a time. But, now I read anywhere between 1-3 at the same time. I haven't mixed up the plots yet. It is like watching more than one tv show in a day- each story has its own characters and plot. Of course, I tend to read books that are quite different from each other- so that helps. Happy reading!

    1. Hi Jess, I can quite relate to what you are saying and bless you, it sounds like we think alike in this regard. :)
      Happy Reading, too. It will be interesting to compare notes about Girl on the Train in due course. x


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