Thursday, December 13, 2012

Booking Through Thursday

So … you’ve just finished reading a book. For the sake of the discussion, we’ll say it was everything a book should be—engaging, entertaining, interesting, thought-provoking. The kind you want to gush over. The question is—do you immediately move on to your next book? Or do you take time to contemplate this writerly masterpiece and all its associated thoughts/emotions/ideas for a while first?

I kind of do both. If it's a book that's really moved me, I know I have to immediately start reading something else or I'll fall into one of those "book blues" where nothing seems very interesting because of that fabulous book I just finished reading. I let the last book marinate a bit in my head while I move on to other stories. Then I write the review, where I can gush all I want. It's a system that requires conscious effort, especially after finishing long series or tough books that leave you almost scarred, but it really works for me.


Unknown said...

I love how you worded that. I, too, need to move on from good books or I'll get all weird and sad about it. Great answer. Glad I'm not the only one!
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Anonymous said...

I've never looked at it that way, but your way makes sense. I fall into the "book blues" a lot because unless I'm reading a series, I very rarely know what I'm going to read next!

Anonymous said...

A nicely written answer, I agree!

Anonymous said...

Book blues is a good way to put it. I never thought of it that way. I experienced that a couple of times. Thanks for sharing. :)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Really great answer. I can relate to that term "book blues". I read, I write my review and I move on to the next book! Sometimes a book stays with me, but I still begin reading the next one.
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