The host of Booking Through Thursday reflects:
So … you’ve just finished reading a book. For the sake of the discussion, we’ll say it was everything a book should be—engaging, entertaining, interesting, thought-provoking. The kind you want to gush over. The question is—do you immediately move on to your next book? Or do you take time to contemplate this writerly masterpiece and all its associated thoughts/emotions/ideas for a while first?
This question is somewhat related to my answer from last week. I always have a few books lined up and I do read back to back. I take notes and write down my thoughts as I read along so by the time I’m through with a book, I have a sheet full of notes with which to write a full review. I don’t immediately move on to another book right after I turn the last page, but I have a contemplating period in which I make my journal entry that is polished to a full book review. This is why I only breakfast at restaurants that would provide me with reasonable privacy. I need my reading and writing space. A book usually takes me 3-4 days to finish, then I have a journal entry day (in the morning), before starting a new book.