Where food is concerned, I always save the choicest morsel to last, and I've long loved that line of Robert Browning's, "Grow old along with me/ the best is yet to be"*, but the saving it up or making it last principle can equally be applied to books and I'm reading one now which I am deliberately taking slowly because I don't want its secrets to be revealed too quickly.
I'm savouring Helen Humphreys' The Lost Garden (and thankyou, Geranium Cat, for writing about this novel, which I hadn't come across before, and thus making me seek it out), and I shan't say any more about it for now than that, except that thus far it is a deeply satisfying read.
Are there any books that you've spun out because you just didn't want them to end?
*Going off at a tangent, wasn't it offered by Laurence Olivier to Katharine Hepburn in the super film Love Among the Ruins - does anyone remember that? And why isn't it available on DVD?!