This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
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!)
Strangely enough, I tend to read the end of a book before I actually finish a book. I explain my reasoning here.
However, that doesn’t change how I react to the end of a book. Usually I like to savor what I’ve just read…think about it, I guess you could say it’s saying goodbye in a way. Normally I like to wait until the next day before starting a book.
There was one book, though, The Vanishing Point, that left me so saddened by the end of the book that I picked up another book within 15 minutes so I could forget about what I had just read. That doesn’t normally happen, though.
I guess I should say here that I normally finish a book late at night (1:00am, midnight, whenever), so perhaps that’s the reason I don’t start a new book right away. I’ll bet most of you finish your books late at night too, yes?
So I’m curious what the rest of you do. If you’ve already answered this on your own blog, leave a comment with a link to your answer. If you don’t have a blog or didn’t participate this week, just leave a comment. 🙂
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