Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Q: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!)

A: For me, this answer is definitely as said above, based on each individual book. I just finished a book that was only 97 pages, but the book was so intense and filled with poetry-like writing so as to let me chew on the cud for much longer. For me it depends on subject matter, and time and much else. I don't know that I can answer this one straight up, bummer.

In the last week I have finished three books, there's a (slight) chance I might be going to hell, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and I'Jaam (which I will review later today, and is a book filled with little morsels of tid-bits to taste and re-taste when you begin to think about it again). The others, the chick-lit...with that you don't need to think when it is over, you have done enough while it was being read, it goes no deeper than surface value, nothing to ponder. That is fine, that is why I "took a break" to read it.

So my answer: it depends fully on the book, my mood, my emotions, and how much it impacted me.

What about you!?


Trish said...

For me it depends on the book as well. Some have me thinking for days--I'm *still* thinking about Remains of the Day. But others, once I close the cover it's time to move on!

trish said...

I think you're right, it depends on the book. With chick lit, there's usually no deep meaning or profound message in those books, so it's easy to quickly move on. Other books do deserve some thought afterwards, even if it's only the few minutes before I drift off to sleep. :-)

gautami tripathy said...

I kind of read three books at a time. So it does not really matter for me!

Anonymous said...

I agree that it depends on the book too. I'm so easily distracted though that I don't tend to contemplate anything for very long!

tanabata said...

I agree with you completely! It depends on the book, my mood and the impact it had on me. :)