At the moment, I'm reading War & Peace, and given the length of the book, I'm considering taking breaks from it to read other books. On the one hand, it makes a novel of that length seem less (for lack of a better word) tedious...Plus, I would like to take my time getting through the work, and give myself an opportunity to live inside of it for a while. But, on the other, I think it might be best to read straight through to keep the characters and plot-lines fresh in mind.
Anyways, all this made me wander how other users here prefer to read. Do you like to read several books at once, or do you like to read one at a time? What do you personally find more fulfilling, especially when it comes to longer/more difficult novels?