Thursday, March 20, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - The End

Here's this week's BTT 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!)

There are many different answers to this one. It really depends on the book. There are some books that I need to talk about, or write about, as soon as I'm done. For those, I either get a blog review going or talk to a book loving friend.

I don't tend to muse too much about a book once I've read it. I'm normally eager to move on to the next book in my TBR mountain ... it's not even just a pile anymore:)

As part of my daughter's nightly homework, she's required to read for twenty to thirty minutes so we've instituted "Family Reading Time." Everyone sits quietly and reads books together to support her reading progress. That tends to force me to move to the next book so that I always have a book going for these nightly reading times.

Sometimes, if the book was made into a movie, I'll add it to my Netflix queue because I'm always curious, and sometimes disappointed, in the movie versions of books I've read.

I guess I've answered that I do just about everything once I finish a book. How about you?


pussreboots said...

I have to think about what I've read before I'm ready to discuss it or blog about it. Happy BTT. Thanks for stopping by.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yes, I, too, have closed books and ached for someone to talk to about them. I often hand them off to a good friend and wait for her to finish it, but sometimes, that waiting is impossible.

I LOVE the idea of family reading time! My kids' school has the second-graders keeping a calendar of how many minutes they read, but I'd be glad to suggest a Family Reading Time to the reading specialists; I can see a lot of good things coming out of that idea -- for kids AND parents.

Veggiemomof2 said...

How can you say you aren't organized, but you have a family reading time? Organizing the family is the hardest part! lol

j.c. montgomery said...

I too run the gamut when it comes to dealing with finishing a book as it depends on how good it was and how it affected my feelings.

I love the idea of family reading time, even if it is me with a book and my son with the lastest issue of Sports Illustrated or ESPN the Magazine!

Teena said...

Family Reading Time ... what a great idea!

I played too!

pussreboots said...

Family reading time sounds like a wonderful idea. Here's my answer. Happy BTT.

gautami tripathy said...

I remember reading books with my brothers and dad. We loved those times. Now?

I read alone!

Booking upto ending

trish said... reading time! What a great idea. I can't wait to have kids so that I can start implementing all these ideas rolling around in my head!