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.
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