This week’s musing asks:
Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere?
I used to stop anywhere and use the bookmark. But it doesn’t work that way, at least not with my brain. I’m a morning reader who pores over the pages for a couple hours over coffee. But when I’m feeling a bit groggy and rubbing the sleep off my eyes, sometimes it’s necessary to backtrack and re-read what I had left off the night before. A clean-cut break makes sense, and my reading notes help remember the story and maintain the flow. Books that do not have chapter break could pose a problem. So are the ones that are so engaging that I keep saying to myself “one more chapter” and realize it’s past midnight. To avoid this, I pace myself if I’m under time constraint: Wrapping up a chapter and not starting a new one if, say, I have like 5 minutes left for lunch.