--E. L. Konisburg, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
After reading a good book, particularly a long book, I sometimes have the urge to wait, to pause. Not to jump into another book, but let the first book settle in. If it is a truly good book, allowing space is a way of honoring it. Give it a couple days, maybe even a week. Great books take time to digest. This is especially true if the book is rather long or takes a while to read; you've spent a lot of time in the world created by the author, likely your vision is colored by this book; to jump straight into another book and another world would be to get something like jet lag.
I finished The Line of Beauty today.