Here's a question posed to me this week:
What do people do after they've read a book? How do you absorb what you've read and work out how you feel about it?
It was a question from Daniel (henceforth known as "Golden Serpent" - see last post for explanation), who I now hope will share his thoughts.
For me, depending on the novel and how much it's impacted on me, I usually sit for a while and just let it settle into my brain. Often there's a meal waiting to be made (sometimes several hours late, depending on how desperate I was to get to the last page), so I'll think about it while I'm preparing food.
I also have a habit of going back to the book and re-reading pages, paragraphs or even entire chapters that particularly resonated with me.
I have a couple of avid readers among my close friends, so I'll usually tell them about a book I've loved/been fascinated by, and encourage them to read it so I have someone to talk to about it! I've also been known to surf the web for reviews, author interviews etc, so I can live with the book for just that little bit longer.
And, of course, now I write a blog!
I'd really love for anyone interested to share their thoughts (if you're reading this - that means you!) . It could make for a good discussion.