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Booking Through Thursday: Break

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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.)

Yes, I do take breaks when reading a book.  Sometimes, it is because the book is going slowly and I need to recharge my batteries in order to enjoy the experience.  These days I put a book aside if I have to finish another book with a hard deadline such as a book club meeting.  Since moving to MA, I have been trying to figure out how to meet people.  One thing I love to do is read, so I joined a FOUR book clubs.  I need to drop out of some, but all of them over something unique.  As a result, I am usually behind on finishing books and things get put aside in order for me to meet discussion deadlines.

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:36AM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | Comments6 Comments

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I've never belonged to a book club - must be fun. Though I don't like being pressured by deadlines.
March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCat
Cat: It is fun, but the deadlines can be a bit much.
March 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma
I can only read one book at a time, whether I like it or not.
March 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
I have always been afraid to join a book club because I am so picky about what I read. I know how I am....if a book was picked that I didn't like, I would just drop out. I give up too easily, I know! :) But you are right, it is a great way to meet people.
March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissy
I rarely take reading breaks...I read straight through.
March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne
Jennifer: I imagine that you probably do not center social obligations around reading a book. Also, I admire your ability to do one thing at a time.
Missy: I have thought about dropping out too because I wonder, "How can I be friends with these folks who have such poor taste in books?" LOL
Yvonne: It sounds like you are a marathon reader!
March 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma

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