March 20, 2008

Endings: Booking Through Thursday

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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!)


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


Hmm...Well, I stretch and yawn first. I guess it depends on the book. If it's a good one, I usually wander around in a reading stupor. I feel all fuzzy headed and I'm still thinking of all that happened in the book. I think about what the characters did after the end, what I want for them, how I would have ended the book. All that jazz.

If it wasn't so good, or *shutter* terrible, I may want to pick up something totally different to scrub my brain.

Lately, the first thing I do after finishing a book is blog about it!

9 comments :

  1. I think blogging about books is a wonderful way of using your time after ending it!

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  2. I love a book that keeps me thinking about it after I've finished it. I just finished Remains of the Day and it had that effect on me.

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  3. I loved that you wrote about stretching and yawning! I too do the same and I did not mention it!

    And I also blog about the book as soon as I finish it! I did mention THAT!

    Booking upto ending

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  4. Reading Stupor! Me too!! That is the exact perfect way to explain that feeling of a sort of non-feeling or non-awareness.

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  5. Ah, yes, those of us who can't remember something from 10 minutes ago are forced to blog about a book we finish asap. :-) I'd have to say that's the first thing I do when I finish a book...try and plot my review!

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  6. I responded at
    http://readingderby.blogspot.com/2008/03/endings-booking-through-thursday.html

    Great question!

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  7. I should blog right after because what happens is that I end up with a stack of books to talk about and then it becomes such a daunting task :)
    I usually end up musing about the book for a bit and then jump into another one.

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  8. The first thing I do is blog about the book too! Ha! Then I'm a diver!

    I played too :)

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  9. I get that post reading fuzz in my head too. Happy BTT.

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