Booking through Thursday is a weekly meme about books and reading. This week’s question:
What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed up reading a book? Is staying up late reading a usual thing for you?
When I read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I was up all night, and my sister and I read the one book in turns. I don’t remember staying up the whole night reading books many times; though I did stay up till around 3 am quite a lot! And that is no wonder, because I used get up very late.
These days I try to sleep early, so I can wake up early. But I just can’t get my nose out of the book. I keep telling myself that I’ll just read two or three more pages and then sleep – as if that is going to work!
The only books I can’t read at night are those by Stephen King. I read Salem’s Lot in the middle of the night, and the entire time I felt like someone was scratching on the window! I couldn’t sleep that night, even after I finished reading the book.