Once upon a time, I read only one book at a time. Sometimes two. One fiction book that I'd take with me to read while I was commuting and perhaps a non-fiction book of interest to keep on my nightstand. Since I started book blogging, that number has increased exponentially. I started off reading two books at a time, and occasionally three books. Once I got my Nook, that number doubled. Now it's the norm for me to read four books at a time, and sometimes even five or six. That's one of the benefits of an e-reader, I love being able to switch back and forth between books so easily.
My mother has kept a book journal for years, and routinely reads at least one hundred books a year. I used to make fun of her for reading six or seven books at once. She has her upstairs books, her downstairs books, and her bedside books. Now I find that I really am my mother's daughter. I've finished nine books so far in January, so it looks like I might be on tap to keep up with Mom this year! I don't have a set number that I finish a week. Some weeks I may not finish any, while this week so far I've finished three books.
How many books do you read at once? How many do you usually finish a week? Do you set reading goals for yourself?