Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reading.....

Sunday, January 25, 2009.....

I'm in a quandary. I both love and hate to read. Unlike my sister who can read and skim books quickly, I get drawn into the words and places. I totally losing track of where I am and time of day. I become friends with the characters and/or author and enjoy the different anecdotes strewn throughout the pages. I feel as though I'm there. It's a great feeling and I know others have the same experience. However, I wonder if they experience what I do when I finish a book: remorse.

When I finish a book, unlike my sister, I find it a bit difficult to move onto the next (unless subject matter is completely unrelated i.e., fiction vs nonfiction). It's like I'm mourning the loss of a friendship. So odd. I'm waiting for more stories, more adventures,but nothing.

I wonder if others share this same experience of if I'm just a weirdo.....

6 comments:

SillyStud said...

A: Yes, you are a weirdo.
B: It's not "antidote", it's anecdote
C: When my mom read "Atlas Shrugged" she closed it with 25 pages to go and never picked it up again... she loved it so much she couldn't bear to finish it.

All in all tho, I'm the same way. I don't have as much trouble moving from book to book, but I do totally let myself get completely engrossed in a book (one that is worthy of it - not all captivate) and have a sense of loss when it's done. I do understand.

LiLu said...

I definitely know how you feel, chica. At least, when the book was worth reading...

And your letter is "T"!

DB said...

I agree with Silly Stud - yes you are a weirdo HAH.

Leslie Jo Korengold said...

Sometimes I don't want to finish a book because I don't want it to end. Books by Jen Lancaster come to mind....!

me said...

i know how u feel. its like i am mourning a friend and if its a really good book it will be ages before i can pick up another

Muffy Willowbrook said...

No - not a weirdo at all. I have the same issues. It usually takes half a book for me to "forgive" that my last favorite book is over and I need to move on.