Let’s Talk Bookish: Book Stopping Places

Hello! I had a long weekend, but I’m excited to get to this week’s LTB topic. It’s all about book stopping places, and it isn’t really a topic that I thought much about before this week. So, thanks so much to Fives for suggesting the topic, and let’s get into the post!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April 2022! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about. This week’s topic is book stopping places, suggested by Fives Down the Rabbit Hole!

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?

When I’m reading, I can pretty much stop anywhere. I don’t really pay attention to chapters while I’m reading (which can sometimes be a bit of a problem when I’m reading books with multiple POVs that switch around), but mostly, I just read.

I do try to finish the page I’m on, at least, because it feels more complete, and then I know where exactly I left off, and don’t have to worry about figuring out what sentence I last read or whatever.

I don’t think I would just stop reading in the middle of a sentence or paragraph, because that would feel too incomplete.

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?

Not really. Sometimes if I don’t remember what was going on when I last was reading a book, I’ll go back and read the last couple paragraphs, but I don’t have to go back to a better place in the plot or anything. I’m usually pretty good starting reading wherever in the book I left off, if it’s in the middle of a boring conversation or an action-filled fight scene.

Do you use bookmarks in a special way to remember where exactly you are?

Definitely not! I really just use whatever is lying around as a bookmark, and put it in between the first pages that I haven’t gotten to yet. I’m not very deliberate with how I use bookmarks – as long as they’re in the right pages, then it works for me!

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 think it makes me uncomfortable – it makes me curious! If it’s an exciting part of the book, then I’m definitely going to want to keep reading. If I have to stop, then I can stop wherever, but I would prefer to keep reading – or, I’m just going going to be constantly thinking about what is going to happen next until I can pick up the book again!

If I have to stop in the middle of an exciting part of the book, then I just make sure I can read the rest as soon as possible!

This week’s posts:

Jillian @ Jillian the Bookish Butterfly | Raji @ Worlds Unlike Our Own | Leslie @ Books Are the New Black | Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole | Alli @ The Book Giraffe | Hannah @ Hannah’s Library | Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads | Laurie @ Laurie is Reading | Jacq @ History Will Say This Was Just a Book Blog | Kristina @ Books and Dachshunds

Where do you like to stop when reading books? Do you use bookmarks a lot? Do you try to avoid stopping during exciting parts of books? Chat with me in the comments below!

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

  1. Oh, I do prefer to stop at real breaks in books, but if the chapters are long and don’t have breaks in them, I will stop at the end of a paragraph, but not if it is in the middle of a conversation. I’m a bit strange that way!

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    1. That makes sense not to want to stop in the middle of a conversation!! And sometimes chapters can just be SO long, and you have to find a place in the middle to stop.

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  2. Oh wow, that’s a nice thing to have ! On the contrary im super upset if I cant leave of a chapter mark 😅 hats off to you! Ill even snag a few more minutes to end on a good note ahaha

    Ps; I also participated in the last two prompts xx

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