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.
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.