Thursday, March 25, 2010


This week's Booking Through Thursday asks:

Do you take breaks while reading a book? Or read it straight through? (And, by breaks, I don’t mean sleeping, eating and going to work; I mean putting it aside for a time while you read something else.

Heck yeah! I am not a power reader by any means. Also, my two favorite places to read books are in bed or on the couch on a quiet Sunday afternoon. If those aren't nap inducing I don't know what is! It usually takes me a few days to get through a book anyway based on my busy life of work and play so if I can find more than an hour to an hour and a half to read on a week night I'm golden but that does not a novel make.

They also ask if I put it aside while I read something else. I only do that if it's a book I not really that into. I'll move onto another book and read that through hoping that by having not forced myself to read the book that I wasn't all that into I won't give up on it completely outright and I'll go back to it and see if my thoughts are any different. But if I did that with every book I think I would get too many stories confused. I think I am too Type A to switch around too much!

Do you read book straight through?


  1. As I said on my site, it depends. A lot of it is factors like--new book by a favorite author, due date at the library, owned vs borrowed, do I need to read it for book club, etc.

  2. I read one book in one sitting. Here's mine.

  3. Normally I am reading a book straight through but there are exceptions.

  4. I tend to intersperse my reading of books in with my reading of the NY Times. I am notoriously behind on everything. Right now I have just started a new book which I am enjoying but am reading the newspaper from March 18th! What can I say? I am a bit behind ALWAYS!

  5. Sometimes reading is very conducive to sleeping, even when it is a book that I am enjoying. I have often found myself clinging to consciousness just because I want to keep reading, but then I just have to let it go.

  6. I usually read straight through, are there are always books that I need a break from. Sometimes it's a temporary break...sometimes it ends up being permanent.

  7. I can't start another book while I'm reading one, or I'll never go back and finish the first one. I'm the same way with everything. I have to use something all the way through or I'll never go back.


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