So, the other day, when I finished reading Half Bad and I was in a place where I had nothing else to do but start reading another book, I realised that I just… couldn’t. I had another book with me. In fact it was a book that I’d started reading already before, while I was in the middle of reading Half Bad. And still, I couldn’t get into the other book.
I was too busy thinking about how to write a review for Half Bad. I get really excited about writing reviews! So I feel like my mind was racing because I had just finished the book and I was trying to put all my thoughts in order so I could just get ready to write the review when I got home. So maybe it didn’t used to be this hard to start reading another book immediately after finishing one, back when I didn’t write reviews? But I don’t really remember… And also, back then, I don’t think I really tried to read so much that I’d have to pick up another book immediately after finishing one.
My question is: do you find it difficult to dive into another book straightaway after you’ve finished reading one? How long do you normally give yourself between finishing one book and starting another? Does it vary, depending on the book? Does finishing a really good book make it harder to start a new one or not?