Monday, May 14, 2012

Proper Place to Stop: Musing Mondays

Another Musing Mondays prompt from Should be Reading:

Do you tend to read to the end of a chapter or can you stop anywhere?

I always stop at the end of a chapter. With rare exception, and no matter what I have to do to get there.

Where I have to watch myself... when a book is so good that I read a few lines into the next chapter and must then finish another chapter. What ends up happening is an overly dramatic book-slamming-shut moment when I know I have to stop reading. You know those times. Have to pick up kid from school. Must make an appointment. House is on fire. I know I must slam the book shut before I can read a few words into the next section.

On the rare occasion that I have to stop short of the next chapter, things like a child screaming in a must-take-notice sort of way, I will put a bookmark in and mark where I stopped with a pen. But, in those cases, that screaming child better be hurt. I'm just kidding. Well, mostly.

Can you stop reading anywhere?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your comment about the screaming kids lol! I am an "end of chapter" person too :)

Tia Bach said...

Shenell, Thanks for stopping by. Before having kids, I didn't realize how little value screaming could have. ;-)