A BIT OF ME (ME) — READING INTO THE NIGHT

 

In today’s exciting meme that pushes us to reveal bits and pieces of our real selves, our leader at There’s A Book cheers us on each week with questions.  Questions designed to probe and tug at those hidden aspects of ourselves.

Today’s Question:

HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU READ IN A SINGLE SETTING?  OR, HOW LONG HAVE YOU STAYED UP READING A BOOK; WHICH ONE, AND WHY?

Okay, this is more difficult for someone (like me) who has many years to scan, trying to recall…LOL.  I know that there have been many days, back in my youth, when I literally read all day long on a book.  Back then, it was probably Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, which I absolutely adored.  I recall carrying it around with me and reading it whenever I could steal a few moments at school, and then later, at home.  And, of course, I read it throughout the night.  I can’t say how late I read—way back then—but suffice it to say that I couldn’t get enough of the drama, the emotion, the fear I felt when the Civil War ravaged the land, and when Scarlett O’Hara would do anything to finally save her home (and get her man!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In more recent times, I read until quite late (3:00 a.m.?) to finish Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens, which was so suspenseful that I literally couldn’t put it down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be completely honest, I often read into the night.  I am a light sleeper and wake up frequently.  When I do, I grab whatever book I’m reading.  If it’s a good one, I often read for two or three hours.

What books have literally kept you up at night?  I hope you’ll stop in and share a tidbit or two.

 

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10 thoughts on “A BIT OF ME (ME) — READING INTO THE NIGHT

  1. You sound so much like me. I do so much better reading at night for some reason and I’m definitely not a very sound sleeper. So, yes, lots of night reading.

    I’ve really wanted to read Still Missing for some time now, it just looks so so good.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Danielle…I think I enjoy the blissful quiet of the night. Even though I live alone, in the daytime there are all the sounds of the world around us that are absent (mostly) at night.

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  2. Ohhhh those were the days when reading until the early hours was easy. However, as I age, my sleeping patterns have changed and instead of reading until 5am, I am now waking up at that time.
    CMash

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  3. I too enjoy reading late at night. I tend to get more done then. But I can not say that I’m a light sleeper 🙂 I slept through a tree falling through the roof of our house once. Til this day, my mother still won’t let me live that down lol.

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  5. Can’t remember the title, but I’ve stayed up the entire night reading a book to the end. My schedule is such that I can’t do this now. When I stayed up all night, I wished I hadn’t though…lol. Sleep is something I need to survive!

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    1. I had a hard time thinking of one, too, J. Kaye, but I knew that Gone With the Wind was one that held my focus until I finished it.

      But that was a long time ago!

      Nowadays, I do have the “luxury” of reading and sleeping whenever. Unless I have an appt., my time is my own. Not when I was bringing up the kids and working, though!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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