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.

6 comments:

Table Talk 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 agree...my 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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