Let me set the scene for you.
You’re on the last page of your book. As you finish you might sigh in happiness, or maybe you roll your eyes, but either way you close the book. And … then what?
Used to be I would take my book over to the bookshelf, put it in, and immediately pull out a new one and dive right in. Time permitting, of course. But lately I find that I need a bit of time to digest a book. Usually I won’t start reading a new one until the next day. Sleeping on it just feels … necessary. I don’t really know why, it’s not like I’m usually hung up on it, unable to stop thinking about it, or something like that. And I’m perfectly capable of writing a review after starting a new book. I just don’t feel like reading something new until I’ve slept.
This digestion time would be the perfect time to discuss the book, too. But there’s never anyone on hand who has read it. I don’t know about you guys, but I always feel like I understand a book better when I’ve had a chance to discuss it with someone. I guess I’m a verbal processor. We need some kind of bookish chat room that’s always open for this sort of thing…
But I’m getting off topic here.
What about you? Do you like to dive right into the next book, or do you need time to recuperate? If you need time, how long do you need?