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!)
This is the first year that I’ve joined multiple reading challenges. I would like to successfully complete all of them, so it’s not feasible for me to immediately re-read a book, no matter how much I like it. Since I don’t always write a review of the old book before starting the next, I keep it close by to fresh my memory as I’m writing the review. Sometimes that leads to reading several more pages than intended and no writing. 😀
If I complete a book late at night, or unexpectedly finish it at lunch/on the commute, I have a bit of time to mull over what I just read, and decide what book I will read next. Sometimes I already know what book it will be. If I change my mind, it will usually be because I’m not in the mood for it.
Generally, I try to start the next book the same day, even if it’s just a page or two.