Thursday, December 13, 2012

Booking Through Thursday: Contemplation

This week, BTT asks:
So … you’ve just finished reading a book. For the sake of the discussion, we’ll say it was everything a book should be—engaging, entertaining, interesting, thought-provoking. The kind you want to gush over. The question is—do you immediately move on to your next book? Or do you take time to contemplate this writerly masterpiece and all its associated thoughts/emotions/ideas for a while first?  
I guess I'm not very contemplative. At least, when it comes to reading matter. Since I've usually got two or three (or more) books going at any given time, I don't generally spend a lot of time contemplating each one as I finish it.

Not that I don't give some thought to the books I read, or discuss them with my husband and friends, or research other books by the same author.  I do.  But once I come to the end of a book, no matter how much I've enjoyed it -- I move on.


  1. My primary way to contemplate a book is to review it. Sometimes I even reread books that held a special place in my heart...but not that often anymore. Too many books!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I contemplate the book while reading it, review and move on.

  3. Great post. Overall, I really don't look back very much.

  4. I read, I write my review and I move on to the next book! Sometimes a book stays with me, but I still begin reading the next one.
    2 Kids and Tired Books BTT

  5. I read my book and write my thoughts and move on to the next book. I almost never read more than one book at a time. I would get a bit confused reading more than one book at a time.

    Thanks for the visit today.


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