Thursday, March 20, 2008

BTT - March 20

You’ve just reached the end of a book . . . what do you do now? Savor and muse over the book? Dive right into the next one? Go take the dog for a walk, the kids to the park, before even thinking about the next book you’re going to read? What?

(Obviously, there can be more than one answer, here–a book with a cliff-hanger is going to engender different reactions than a serene, stand-alone, but you get the idea!)

It really depends on the book, my mood, and what is going on in my life. BM (Before Maya), I would often close a book, sigh, and pick up another one right away. Unless it was at night, or I had something else to do. Sometimes I would reflect on what I just read before picking up something else, especially if it was an intense read. AM (After Maya), I tend to appreciate the fact that I finished a book before grabbing another one! No matter what, I usually like to write my review before I get too far into my next read.


Anonymous said...

The one thing that does stop me picking up another book immediately is the thought that it might make it difficult to write a thorough review. That's when I have to go to something 'bitty' like letters or a journal that isn't going to get me lost in a different fictional world.

bethany said...

I completely BTT was really similar. Actually most people's were, it really does depend on so much that it is hard to make a generalization about all books.

happy Thursday!

Nyssaneala said...

table talk - I completely agree!

bethany - You're right, I saw a lot of similar comments this week.

pussreboots said...

After my children I learned how to read in short bursts. I also pretty much gave up TV to make up the time that my children were taking away from my reading. Happy BTT.

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