What do you do after you've read a book?

United States
May 8, 2010 3:02pm CST
Hey readers! After you've just finished a book, what do you do? Do you write a review? Do you recommend it to your friends or try to find people to discuss the book with you? Or does it all depend on the book? After I've finished a book I always update my goodreads account so the book will appear on the books I've read this year, and I write a short review of it on my blog. If I loved the book then I'll recommend it to my friends and try to find people I can talk to about how much I loved the book. What do you do?
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@ColinYang (193)
• Australia
9 May 10
If I just finished a good book, I search up the author's name on the net and see if they have any other good books out. If there are, I go to my local library and borrow it. I also recommend it to my friends and family if it is excellent.
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• United States
9 May 10
I look for more books by the same author too. I like expanding and seeing what else is going on in an author's head. Plus it gives me almost sure good reads.
@kafueenu (1073)
• Philippines
9 May 10
After I read a book, I read it again if its that good. In that way I understand it more, and notice more things. My literature professor from high school suggested that to me also, but I have been doing that even before he told me that hehe. I am an avid reader.
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• United States
9 May 10
I'm an avid reader too, but I don't typically re-read books unless I really enjoyed them and a lot of time has passed. There are so many new books that I want to read. Right now I've been thinking about re-reading one of my favorite books, because now I have three copies of it and I'm thinking I'm due for a re-read. lol
• China
9 May 10
Well, it depends on what kind of books I read. If it is really an interesting book with fascinating plot, I'll be very likely to recommend it to others to let them share with me and afterwards, we can exchanges our ideas and thoughts on it. If it is a rather sad book, I prefer to keep it to myself as it may upset others.
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• United States
9 May 10
Others including me. I don't really like sad books. :( But I can understand keeping a book like that to yourself, even if you really enjoyed it. Not everybody is going to like that type of book.
@cmjune76 (273)
• United States
8 May 10
After I read a book, if I have found it to be really good, I refer it to my sisters and my husband to read as well. I love it when others read the same book as me; it gives me the chance to explore all the book truy has to offer. Not only do I read fiction, but gardening and biographies as well. I like historical fiction... which is always a lot of fun to share and reasearch to see what is the truth and what was stretched! I have never reviewed a book for a blog or site; the last 'book report' I gave was way back in high school!
• United States
8 May 10
I don't really see writing reviews as book reports. I find them really fun to do. I like talking about books! I like recommending books to my sister as well, but she's a much slower reader than I am. By the time she's finished one book, I've got 10 more for her to read. She completely depends on me to supply her with reading material. lol
• New Zealand
8 May 10
Once I've read a book and if I like it , I will search for the sequel :) If I hated it , I'll try to find a review that says that this book is bad. I like it when people agree with me .
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• United States
9 May 10
Me too. lol
• India
8 May 10
After reading a book, I usually ponder over it. Do not recommend as most of my friends are not much of a reader. sometime i write down my views about a book in my own diary... Currently reading 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'...big fan of DH Lawrence....
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• United States
9 May 10
Only a few of my friends are avid readers, and among those there aren't many I can really give book recommendations to. One of my friends likes romance novels and I'm into high fantasy. We try to exchange books, but neither one wants what the other is offering. lol
@reinydawn (11645)
• United States
10 May 10
I read ALOT of books by a lot of different authors. Some of my friends and family stick to one or two main authors and I will discuss books we've all read with them. But usually my friends and family haven't read the books I have, nor do they want to. It is cool though when we've read the same books or series and can discuss them. I never thought of doing a blog or some sort, but that does sound like a great idea!
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@sminut13 (1783)
• Singapore
16 May 10
ooo this is the first i've heard about good reads. but i guess since i do actually have a blog of books that i've read and really loved and enjoyed, i guess i won't be making an account. it's quite tough for someone as lazy as me to keep my blog updated. i feel too lazy to write about them and yet at the same time, i want to let others with same interests as me, know about the book. and so if you see my blog, you will find that my updates have a gap between them ehehe. not good i know but i try to update when i'm in the mood. and since it's not a commercial blog but one that i have because i enjoy writing about books i enjoyed, i think personally that i'm entitled to a little laziness on my part:P and to answer your questions, yes for me, it depends all on the book. if i really enjoyed it, then i'd write about it. i hope to one day find people who love the same genre of books that i do though that may be a long time in coming since i don't have any traffic.
@Keola12 (799)
• United States
9 May 10
After I've read a book, sometimes I write up a review for it. I also recommend it to family and friends. I also like to discuss it with family and friends, because I get excitedly happy about a remarkable book I've read, and wish to share it with them and tell them how good it really is.
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• India
9 May 10
Hi Allyoftherain, I love reading books before sleep atleast for 1/2 an hour... After i finish reading i just imagine the contents that i have read.. It always make me feel good about it, next day i share the things with my friends and family members that i have read.. :) nice is'nt it.
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• Philippines
9 May 10
after reading i book, yes i do recommend it to my friends and i'd like discussing it with them. most of all, i make sure that values and lessons i learned from the book stays with me and makes an inspiration in my life and allow me to inspire others as well. thanks and God Bless
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• Philippines
10 May 10
Usually, when I've finished reading a book, I would sleep. Hehe. That's to rest my eyes for a while. I'd also recommend it to my friends if I know that they'd like it. I don't write a review about it. I guess I'm just too lazy for that. Hehe.
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8 May 10
I simply do nothing tbh. It depends on the book and the content as well. I might discuss it with my friends for example, or maybe online. Just enjoy the experience tbh just like watching a good movie. I would only take notes for example if I want to for whatever reason, other than that generally I never do.
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• United States
8 May 10
I never take notes on the books I read unless I'm reading them for school. If I'm just reading for fun, then I won't take notes at all. When I write my review I go by whatever I can remember from the book and then if I can't remember some small detail I'll just open the book up again and look for it. I like to enjoy my books, but I also like to tell others about them.
@camomile07 (1420)
• Germany
9 May 10
After reading a book I write a review about it and I publish it in a site which pays you for writing and translating summaries. As I like reading, it is one of my biggest hobby, I converted it also in a way of getting an extra income. This is very usefull nowadays.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
9 May 10
hi allyoftherain, i does not have any such type of habit to write the review about the book after reading the book,but one thing i will do i will recommend that book to my friends,relatives and some i other people if i know them,teach about the book,but since two years i am not reading any book,recently i have started once again the book "Oka Yogi Atmakatha",it was a Telugu book,Telugu is an South Indian language,
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@o0jopak0o (6394)
• Philippines
9 May 10
i find another book to read, but before that ofcourse ill think about some things about that book like if i can incorporate it to my life and stuff.
• United States
9 May 10
I always have a stack of books waiting for me when I'm done with one book, but occasionally I'll have to go find another book to read too!
@sushie93 (1355)
• France
8 May 10
After reading a book, i look for forums where i can talk about it. I also remember all the scenario in my head and wish i'm in the story if it is a really good book. xD
• United States
9 May 10
Sometimes I do that too. Especially with some of my exciting high fantasies. Ah, if only I could ride a unicorn on my epic quest to save the world...
@atv818 (1980)
• United Arab Emirates
9 May 10
Whenever I finish reading a book, I pause for a day or two to absorb the recently-read book. If I love it so much, I will read it again. If I only like it, then I park it for a while, read a different book then go back to it again. I sometimes lend friends some books that I like a lot but didn't get to do that recently because they most of the time forget to give the books back to me. It's an expensive cost on my end because they are mostly original, hard-bound copies.
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• United States
8 May 10
Put a green sticker inside and log it in my read books file. Right now I'm reading Homeland by R.A. Salvatore, which my wife is also reading the same series. She is always asking what part I'm at and is excited that she read it first.
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@bamamo (40)
3 Jun 10
If I love the book, I will probably write a review, similarly if I really hated it. Although I don't tend to finish books I'm really not enjoying, I would write about a book I liked but had a disastrous ending. If I loved the book I would hand it on to a friend or family member who I think would like it too, as I don't really care for reading books twice (there being so many out there I still haven't discovered). Otherwise I'll put it in a box ready to donate to charity when I have enough.