Booking Through Thursday – Day and Night

Do you divide your books into day and night reads? How do you decide?

First, I have to say… The whole day and night thing had me thinking of the Kid Cudi song off the bat. It’s officially stuck in my head, so I hope I managed to share the love.

Onto the main topic. Honestly, no I don’t have day and night reads. I’m the type of reader where if I’m into a book nothing will keep me from reading it (with the obvious exceptions of certain exigent circumstances. Example, “Hannah there’s a tornado coming right at you!” Thats when I say oh shit and put the book down).

I’m not a scheduled reader. There is no newspaper for breafast, Kafka for lunch, Homer with a side of Dante for dinner, and Rowling for dessert. I just go balls in and read whatever, whenever.

When push comes to shove, the last thing I’m thinking about when reading a book or attempting to choose a new book to start – which, believe me is a feat in and of itself – is whether the book is best for a night-time read. While there are certain books I’m not going to read in public and the like, I don’t restrict by time of day. I read every chance I get.

How about you? Do you ever find yourself thinking that a book is good for a certain time of day?

14 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Day and Night

  1. Ann September 16, 2010 / 6:48 am

    I am for the most part a one book at a time reader. I get confused to easily to try reading more than one book at a time, be it day or night.

    • Hannah September 16, 2010 / 4:19 pm

      I’m way to jumpy to read one at a time. How I’m able to compartmentalize the way I do with books, I have no idea. So I pretty much just go for it

    • Hannah September 16, 2010 / 4:22 pm

      Good to know I’m not alone! =]

  2. Anne September 16, 2010 / 12:48 pm

    Yes. Scary and gruesome books are best read during day time (especially for a person with a very active imagination). =)

    • Hannah September 16, 2010 / 4:21 pm

      Haha, I can certainly see what you mean. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your way of looking at it) I have one of those sick minds that isn’t bothered by gruesome books and movies.

  3. Lu September 16, 2010 / 12:59 pm

    Lol i also have books i won’t read in public 🙂

    • Hannah September 16, 2010 / 4:24 pm

      Yeah, its not that I care for my sake, but for the sake of others, like say, moms with little kids, if there’s a bare bum on the cover I’m reading, I’ll probably keep that book at home. Though now I wonder if any of my covers have bare bums on them…

  4. ebony September 16, 2010 / 4:18 pm

    Nothing scary or too engrossing at night in the interest of sleeping!

    • Hannah September 16, 2010 / 4:25 pm

      It doesn’t matter what it is I’m reading. Once I’m hooked on a book, sleep goes out the window. Not the best habit, but oh well.

  5. Madeleine September 17, 2010 / 4:38 am

    I had always thought I was the same kind of reader as you; got a good book, will read it anytime, anywhere, as much as possible. However, I started thinking about this after reading your post and realised that this whole business with the blog and the List has changed my reading habits. Most of the time I’m reading two books, one from the List and one outside it (at the moment I’ve got three, one from the list, two outside, I blame ii, she loaned me one and of course I couldn’t just finish the one I started first but had to start the new one straight away). I’ve noticed that since the List reading is something I “have to” read in said time, I’m reading these books at lunch and carry them around with me if I get a chance to read during the day so that I’m sure to read some of it every day. My off the list reading however I tend to read at bedtime and at nights. I really hadn’t even noticed before how strong a pattern there was. Am a bit shocked about this finding and already thinking of ways to break free, I hate being this predictable!

    • Hannah September 17, 2010 / 12:24 pm

      I hear ya! Honestly, I’m signed up for all these challenges, that I still haven’t started, because honestly who wants to be stuck reading certain books all the time? I don’t like the idea of a free-reading cirriculum so if I get around to a challenge book, I do, and if I don’t finish it then, oh well, the world won’t end. The way I see it reading challenges are supposed to be fun, not feel like a second (or third) job. One of my big things about starting this blog was so that I would remember to make time to read which I shouldn’t have to do because I love reading, but real life used to get in the way of my me time. No more, I have readopted my whatever, whenever policy!

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