Booking Through Thursday – Contemplation

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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?

It really depends on the book. Usually, I’ll move on to my next book, especially if it’s a series. But sometimes, I can’t get the book out of my mind enough to actually do that. For example, the first time I read Harry Potter, I was rushing to finish  the series and reread the first two Twilight books before New Moon came out in theaters. But the second time I read Harry Potter, I couldn’t get it out of my head enough to move on. Nothing I tried to read compared, and it took me, I think, a couple weeks to finally start something else. Sometimes, I’ll start another book, but I keep having moments of the previous book pop back into my head, so I have to put it down for a few.



10 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Contemplation

  1. Gigi Ann December 13, 2012 at 9:27 am Reply

    I like to post my thoughts and move right on to the next book.

    • Mommy's Reading Break December 13, 2012 at 9:59 am Reply

      I actually have to think about them a little more now that I write reviews for this blog, but before, I used to just move on without giving it more thought than just a rating.

  2. laurelrainsnow December 13, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply

    I have to write the review before moving on…..even if it’s just on a Word document that hasn’t yet been posted. Then I know my thoughts are there, waiting.


    • Mommy's Reading Break December 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm Reply

      My only problem with that is I try not to include spoilers in my reviews, and then when I reread them, I forget what I was talking about! lol

  3. Valentina December 13, 2012 at 11:44 am Reply

    I get those flashes of other books when I’m reading a new one as well 🙂

  4. April December 13, 2012 at 11:49 am Reply

    Sadly, I am usually reading 2-3 books at a time, so I don’t have any down-time. I should really try to incorporate a new hobby into my life…

    • Mommy's Reading Break December 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm Reply

      I can’t do that. I have to focus on one book at a time. The only times I’ve pulled this off was when I was also listening to an audiobook.

  5. Tribute Books Mama December 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm Reply
  6. Tasha December 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm Reply

    I’m going through the exact same thing with the book I just finished reading. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  7. Holly (2 Kids and Tired) December 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm Reply

    Great answer. I read, I write my review and I move on to the next book!
    2 Kids and Tired Books BTT

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