It’s been a looooooooong time since my last discussion post……. as in, I honestly can’t remember the last one! I’ve always wanted to do more of these but I feel like I struggle to come up with topics. Not today!
A little while ago I had a discussion with someone about starting a new book. She said that she has to wait at least a full 24 hours after she finishes a book before starting a new one. She likes to take the time to let the book set in and ponder what she liked/disliked about it. Smart and makes sense!
But that conversation made me take a look at my own reading habits and ask the big question:
How long do you wait after you finish a book before you start a new one?
…… and I am apparently the polar opposite to her! Almost immediately after finishing a book I start to search my shelves for what I’m going to read next. And If I know what I’m going to read next, I can sometimes grab it within about 5 minutes of turning the last page of a book. As great as it feels to finish a book, it also feels great knowing that you crack open the cover of a book and a whole new adventure starts!
I bet you think I’m a monster!
There are exceptions of course! Some books really drain your emotions or make you think hard. And some just call to you so deeply that the book hangover won’t allow you to touch another book! I can sometimes go days without picking up a new book because my emotions haven’t left the previous world or characters.
What about you? Can you pick up a new book right after finishing one, or does it take you a while before you can start something new. I’m totally curious!
Until next time, happy reading!