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Let’s Talk Bookish: Book Stopping Places

Hello readers! It’s Friday and that means its time for Let’s Talk Bookish. This week’s topic is all about where we prefer to stop when reading a book.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme that was created by Eternity Books and is currently hosted by Book Nook Bits. They also created the thumbnail I used. Every Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week. 

Prompts: Are you the type of reader able to stop reading just anywhere? In the middle of a sentence? Paragraph? Or do you need to reach the end of a chapter before stopping? What do you do if you can’t stop at a good point – do you have to go back right away to stop at a better place? Do you use bookmarks in a special way to remember where exactly you are? How uncomfortable does it make you to stop in the middle of an exciting part of the book, and how do you deal with that?

I don’t like to stop just anywhere in a book. I prefer to read until the end of a chapter. Sometimes I won’t be able to help it and I’ll have to just put my book down, but for the most part I won’t do that.

As I listen to a lot of audiobooks, I like to stop at a certain percentage when reading. I will usually give myself a goal percentage for each day.

If I don’t stop at the end of a chapter, I will usually come back. I only stop just anywhere if I get interrupted. I have a lot going on all at once at home, so that can be common. I have a 9 year old daughter that I homeschool, housework, 4 cats, 3 dogs, and 3 hermit crabs in my home. I can find myself pausing my reading a dozen times a day, but it never stops me.

When it comes to stopping at an exciting part, I actually think that is the best thing to do. It will get me to pick up the book as soon as possible next time. If I stop at a boring part, I’m less likely to do that. This is probably the mindset that created cliffhangers!

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Book Stopping Places

  1. I hate stopping at an exciting part but then I hate having to stop in the middle of a book at all. It’s definitely true about cliff hangers. I think it was Dickens who started it with his newspaper serialisations of his novels.😃And 150 years later, nothing has changed. Books still demand our attention. Which is a nice thought.

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  2. I used to be so adamant about stopping at the end of the chapter until I had a kid 4 years ago. Now, I take what I can get. It’s always stopping at random places and I think I’ve gotten used to it. oh, good point! Stopping at an exciting or big moment makes you want to pick it back up asap!

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