I have this knack to find myself reading two books at the same time, some would say this shows an inability to concentrate, but I do have an explanation.
When I find myself reading E. C. Benson’s Trent’s Last Case with G. K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday, the justification would be that Benson dedicated Trent’s Last Case to Chesterton and was also returning the favour for The Man Who Was Thursday.
When on my bedside table lies open Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle and by my arm chair The Last Royal Rebel, The Life and Death of James Duke of Monmouth by Anna Keay, the defence would be that Micah Clarke is a historical adventure that is set during the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.
I find myself currently reading Hume An Intellectual Biography by James A. Harris and Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.
Well I have no explanation, unless it is “An Enquiry Concerning The Principles of Morals” or “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding”, but more than likely it is an attempt to reduce my ever increasing bookshelves catalogued To Read!