Musing Mondays: Books That Keep You Up At Night
January 31, 2011 § 13 Comments
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
This is one of those questions thats going to be subject to my own interpretation. Being that I’m a night owl, I do most of my reading at night. I generally stay up until about 3 or 4 in the morning reading. I also have a tendency to get hooked into books quite easily because I have a burning need to know what is going to happen.
Outside of that, the books that have kept me up later than usual recently are Greg Iles’ Third Degree, the first two Chandler brothers books from Carly Phillips – The Bachelor and The Playboy – the Dark-Hunter books Night Play and Seize the Night, and just the other night Working Stiff by Tori Carrington.
The other thing that I’ll mention is I have a pattern, maybe it’s more of a problem… When I’m reading books from a series I tend to forget about sleep. So the books that I just mentioned, Dark-Hunter and Chandler brothers will, by default keep me up late. I experienced this on an extreme scale last summer when I read the first five Vampire Academy novels in two and a half days.
Has anyone else experienced this or do you just find that a book needs a special something to keep you from sleep? I want to know what you think.