Thursday, March 20, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - The End

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!)

Oh, dear, I do hate giving the answer that I must give. Yes, it depends. For the most part, I would say that I take a break before diving into the next book. The exceptions to that would be if I were reading a series in order (as I did the Harry Potter books in July) or when I am reading on a deadline. I prefer to let the latest book settle for a bit before beginning a new book. Actually, the honest answer is that I let out a sigh (either of satisfaction or frustration), take a short break to stretch or do some neglected project, and then dive into one of the other books on my nightstand. I rarely read serially and I never have to think to hard about which book will be next as there is always a lineup.

Update on Trellis: I am sure that there will not be enough yarn for the second sleeve. Now I am faced with the choice of unknitting one of the two baby caps that I made or sucking it up and going all the way back down to the yarn store (where I will be tempted by more yarn). Tune in Saturday for the thrilling conclusion to that mystery.


gautami tripathy said...

With Harry Potter, I read 4, 2, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7, in that order!

Table Talk said...

Like you, I can often find myself reading to and being behind a deadline. It doesn't make for the most thoughtful of reads.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I like the way you describe your break between reads. That about sums up how I do it, too. Sometimes.