Thursday, March 20, 2008

Booking Through Thursday-The End

Booking Through Thursday

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!)

None of the above. I'm usually reading two or three books at a time. I'm in a Yahoo group that reads books in sections. And I'm reading Les Mes right now too. I've got the unabridged version and when Hugo moved into 40 pages about the battle of Waterloo or 60 pages about the French history I'll set it aside and pick up a quick read for a break. Since this book is 1500 pages, I've managed to squeeze Oliver Twist and Pride and Prejudice in.

I'm in the 888 and ILL challenges too, so I have quite a TBR pile (table-I need to take a picture) and sometimes I'll see a title I "have to read right this minute" and set aside the book I'm into then.

It's a strange system, but I'm enjoying myself.


gautami tripathy said...

Somewhat similar with my train of thoughts. Sometime I squeeze graphic novels between my reads!

Booking upto ending

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Enjoying yourself is what it's all about, absolutely!

I have a lot of admiration for you: squeezing Oliver Twist and some Austen in between Les Miz. I haven't read ANY of those, and I've got two degrees in English!

BookGal said...

I can't read two lightweight books at a time anymore. I'm impressed with what you can squeeze into your reading.

Table Talk said...

I'm another one who can't manage more than one book at a time, so I'm full of admiration.