The Book Blogger Hop was created by, and is hosted by, Billy over at Coffee Addicted Writer. Each Friday, there’s a new question, and you have the whole week to post and add your link.
This week’s question is…
8th – 14th – Can you stop reading before the end of a chapter? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
Usually, nope. I have to read to the end of a chapter or I get this weird sort of anxiety about it. (I know that sounds so stupid and ridiculous, but it really stresses me out.)
However, if there are breaks within the chapter, I can usually stop at one of those for a short period of time (like to grab a snack, go to the bathroom, that sort of short break). I still feel weirdly stressed out because I didn’t finish the chapter, but it’s not as intense.
I have no clue where my anxiety about chapters came from, but I’m guessing maybe school? All the “Read chapters [x] through [z] ” or whatever, so it’s just ingrained in me that I have to finish chapters before I can stop reading. (The chapter anxiety is also why I have not been able to read Terry Pratchett. I keep trying because I’m sure I’ll enjoy his books, but I get so unbelievably stressed out by the lack of chapters. Like, I almost had a breakdown about it last time I picked one up And yeah, I’m very aware of how idiotic and bizarre that is.)