Do you stop to think? in Books Posted February 2, 2013 I tend to only stop and pause if something majorly dramatic has happened, say, if a character has been killed, or something has been revealed. If the book is really good it's often because I'm so shocked and I need a moment to mull over their death. If it's something I'm particularly into I stop and sort of "mourn" the death of the character for a couple of minutes. However, if it's something I'm not particularly enjoying it'll probably be a similar case as to what electricblue described. I rarely find myself thinking about the book outside of when I'm actually reading the book, nor do I stop to think during a reading session. Whenever I read a book I get an overwhelming sense of urgency to just continue reading until I've had enough, and I think that stopping during reading would give me a nagging feeling of "you could have been reading more instead of wasting your time!"