A topic over at the Mobileread forums got me thinking about my own ritual for ending a book. Besides, y’know, just closing the covers (or closing the app if it’s an ebook).
If it’s an ebook, what I usually do is mark the book as “read” and add it to my “finished not backed up” collection in Marvin (so I remember to export the notes and stuff before I delete it from my phone). If it’s a paper book, I physically move it to my “read books” bookshelf.
I do tend to start a new book right away, even if I’m about to go to bed; it gives me something to look forward to the next day! But if a book is particularly OMG AMAZING I tend to just sit there thinking about the amazingness for a while. Savoring it, you know?
Do you have a ritual for when you finish a book?
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