I'm a chain reader. I routinely light a new book from the glowing ember of the last one. Sometimes I still have one dangling out the side of my mouth when I light the next one. Although this habit does not cause cancer, it's still not a very good practice. Hell, I already have retention issues (I read kind of fast, and don't necessarily take the care that I should). Finishing a book should merit a few moments of reflection, some time taken to consider what one has just read, to place it in a greater context, perhaps, to savor it. It's not a question of satisfaction. In fact, the more I've enjoyed the book I just finished the faster my hand darts out to snatch up the next one.
Ah well, I suppose of all the monkeys to have on my back this is a relatively cute and harmless one.
1 month ago