Blog Hop: Reading Off to Sleep

book blogger hopThis 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!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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2 Responses to Blog Hop: Reading Off to Sleep

  1. Jemima Pett says:

    I don’t generally read at bedtime; I do mine in the lounge in the late afternoon/early evening, or out in the garden in the summer. Usually I’ll read for about an hour or two, depending on how much I have to do, or how good the book is!

  2. During the working week I am quite strict with how late I stay up – it is only over the weekend I can be tempted to stay up late reading a real page turner 😀

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