Monday, March 12, 2012
Breaks between books
When I came across this passage in a recent read,* it got me thinking. I'm so addicted to reading that as soon as I turn to the final page of one book, I'm itching for another. There is something to be said, though, for giving yourself a little time to let go of the last story--or let the membrane close (great imagery), as Diane Setterfield puts it. Maybe I'm not giving myself enough space between selections.
Do you take a break in-between books? Or are you a close-one-and-grab-another-off-the-shelf reader?
*Sidenote: if you are not just a reader but a bibliophile, and it you like eerie and Gothic fiction, you might want to check out The Thirteenth Tale