I’m joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop again this week, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…
When you settle in for the night with a good book, do you read until you can’t stay awake or simply have a nightly page goal?
My answer is that normally I stay awake until my eyes tell me otherwise or the clock strikes 11 PM, whichever comes first – at least during the week. That’s because I have such early starts most days, later than that and I’m useless the next day. Weekends I tend not to worry about how late I’m up – as long as my husband is happy to do daughter duty and let me sleep in that is.
Of course, there are exceptions to the rule and there are a few books recently that have kept me up way past my bedtime, including all three books I ended up loving last month (see my monthly update). None of them I could put down. With those type of books though I find I spend every spare minute every spare minute reading, night or day.
I never set a reading goal, regardless of the hour. I just don’t like the pressure. And if I don’t like a book or am struggling to stay motivated with reading it’s a pressure that I just couldn’t face. Instead, if I have a review book, I will read it sooner rather than later and often way ahead of the review date just so I don’t have to panic read closer too. Otherwise, books get read when they can and based on how much I am enjoying them.
How about you? Do you burn the midnight oil reading?