This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: 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?
Actually, neither! Just about any time I settle down to read, but especially at night, I’m looking more at a timeline than at a page goal. I know what time the light should go out, and I read until then–and I usually try to settle down to read about half an hour before then. Very prescribed and ordered, I’m afraid! And I suspect this is not a surprise to the people who know me well off-line…
Though it does sometimes surprise people that I don’t stay up late reading. I get into books and I occasionally read page-turners, but it’s been a long time since I stayed up later than planned because I couldn’t put a book down. I remember the last time that happened (a few years ago now)–it was Jane Eyre. Probably not cited as a page-turner all that often! But it’s a book I really love, and I was reading it for the first time. I had watched a movie version, and I was eager to keep reading and see how the book wrote some of the moments I had seen in the movie.
What do your bedtime reading habits look like? Assuming you have any–but many readers seem to!