Friday, March 21, 2008

The End

This week's Booking Through Thursday question:

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!)

I notice a lot of people have said that their answer depends on the book, but for me the answer depends less on the book than on where it is that I am when I finish the book.

Every morning I have a look at how much I have left in my book, and decide whether or not I think I am going to finish the book I am currently reading or not, and if I think that I will I put my next book in my bag as well. Then, if I do finish it on the train, I immediately pick up the next book and start reading.

If the book that I finish is my at home book, that usually means that I am reading in bed late at night and so I won't start reading a new book that night.

Either way, as soon as I am able, I come onto the computer and start my review post by finding the blurb, finding the cover picture and then update my lists that I keep of books that I have read, want to read etc etc. It doesn't actually feel like my reading experience for that book is over until I do these things.


  1. I agree ... blogging about the book has become part of the experience for me too.

  2. I do more or less what you do Marg. Finish the book, record it in my handwritten notebook, add it to my database, write my review (either a mini-one or a longer one for Reviewers' Choice, put the review on my blog, then add it to Library Thing, then start the next book

  3. I too write reviews as soon as I finish. Or else, I just don't!

    Booking upto ending

  4. I start the reviews. Quite often I don't finish them and hence I now have a big backlog that I will have to catch up on sometime.

  5. After finishing a book, I usually write my reviews. It seems incomplete without making them.