BTT: Read, Reflect, Repeat.
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?
I’m acutally about to finish a book that I’d put in this category. I am currently loving and living the wonderful Marriage Plot by the one and only Jeffrey Eugenides. Short of running headlong into a gushing review of the book, I’ll just say that it’s pretty darn awesome and has its fair share of Derrida as well as drama. I usually reflect while I’m reading the book so I don’t need reflection time, post read. I do, however, usually try to switch genres or at least authors so I can cleanse my pallet. You know, a good paranormal teen romance after a heavy hitter, usually works like a charm.