I am currently reading two books: The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan, and Blacklisted from the PTA by Lela Davidson. I rarely read two books at a time, but I have several on my "want to read" list, so I laid one on the night stand next to my side of the bed and slipped one into my over-sized purse. I read a few pages of Grogan's book almost every night before I fall asleep and I pull Davidson's book from my purse during lunch break or sometimes while I'm waiting for Hub to leave work.
I am reading The Longest Trip Home for the second time. I've only ever read one other book twice: Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier, who is one of my all-time favorite authors. Honestly, I reread Jamaica Inn a few years ago because I didn't have any new books to read and I was bored, but it was totally worth it.
A few weeks ago, I decided to reread John Grogan's book to study the way he writes. (He is also one of my all-time favorite authors.) But he is such a brilliant writer that I've been completely swept away (again) by his words and have become so engrossed in the story (again) that I haven't paid one bit of attention to the form or the grammar or the... whatever. Way to go, Mr. Grogan. Way to go.
As for Lela's book, I received it (free and signed!) at the Blog Conference last month after she gave her intriguing speech. Other than her motherly humor, this book is written in extremely short chapters and almost a blog-like format, which is probably why I enjoy it so much. It's a perfect purse book because I can usually only read a few pages at a time when I'm on the go.
Anyway, I'm not trying to sell books or write a review, but I'm curious... what books are on your list and how often do you read two or three at a time? Do you keep a book in your purse or car or on your night stand? What are you reading right now?