“How Do You Feel When You Finish A Book?”
This is my first book-related discussion post, and I thought that this was an interesting question that could prompt some varied and interesting answers. Lately, I’ve been thinking about this carefully, because I’ve started to feel differently when I’ve come to the end of a book…
Let’s Set the Scene:
You’re enjoying a book; you’re really caught up in it, so much so that you don’t see the end coming! You are comfortable with the story, you’ve gotten used to the style of writing, you’re almost ‘friends’ with the characters, and then ‘bam’: the end hits you like a brick wall. How do you feel?
Without a book to read, I am completely lost! You don’t know what a comfort or what a safety net a book is until you’re stuck for a few days without one! It’s something which you can turn to if you have a spare half an hour – something to pass time, and something to look forward to. When I finish a book, I usually start a new one straight away, but often I feel that I am so attached to the writing style or the genre, that I just want to start it all over again! I think the experience is very similar to moving house or getting a new pair of jeans. At first, you’re just not sure, but then you gradually get used to it, and take foregranted the fact that you’re enjoying it or that you appreciate it, and then before you know it, you’re moving into a different house – or you need a new pair of jeans!
So usually when I finish a book, I feel a bit like a little kid who is really attached to their mother – and then they go and abandon them at a nursery, or something! I feel lost for a few days until I really get into my new book – and the cycle starts all over!
How About You?
How do you feel when you finish a book?
Do you start a new one straight away?
Is it usually one quite similar to your previous book?
How do you feel when you finish a much-loved series?
Have you ever finished a book and loved it so much that you finished it and turned straight back to the first page?