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What Happens When You Read For So Long?

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message 1: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) Usually when I read for a long period of time I get very sleepy and my eyes start to shut on me. Sometimes my eyes tend to cross. I hate that.

message 2: by Jordan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

Jordan (jordieheartsbooks) I usually end up finishing the book. I've actually done that several times. Once was with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I just couldn't put it down and it was summer and I was a college student so I didn't work until the afternoon. I generally read all night when I don't feel well because I don't get much sleep. And then there's the off and on insomnia that results in a lot of all night book finishing reading sessions.

message 3: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) really depends on the book. some will put me to sleep (they work better than pills.. haa haa)

Others are books I just cant seem to put down, and I get on a roll, and finish it.

message 4: by Seizure Romero (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:59PM) (new)

Seizure Romero Usually, someone starts pounding on the door while screaming, "OTHER people would like to use the bathroom, you know."

Which is kind of scary because I live alone.

I heard that in Soviet Russia book reads YOU.

message 5: by Caroline (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:59PM) (new)

Caroline Depending on the time of day, I'll get pretty sleepy reading, but that's only if it's early afternoon (right after I've napping time!) or before bed. If I'm in a crummy chair, sometimes I'll get stiff or sore from sitting for so long, but that's normally not a concern if I'm at home--plenty of comfy places to curl up with a book.

message 6: by Kellie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:07PM) (new)

Kellie (krheck) | 14 comments Well yesterday I had a seven hour wait while my child auditioned for an orchestra, and I brought two books: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and the seventh Harry Potter (which, believe it or not, I haven't read yet). I got all of the first book done and 100 pages of Harry Potter done.

At that point I can actually get sick of reading, but that's rare.

I came home and read about another 100 pages of Harry Potter and then I really WAS done with reading for the day. 450 pages in one day--that's about my max for attention span. Plus I was drifting off to sleep, LOL!

message 7: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) Usually, someone starts pounding on the door while screaming, "OTHER people would like to use the bathroom, you know."

Which is kind of scary because I live alone.

This cracked me up. =)

I generally have to force myself to stop reading in order to sleep, but then lately, this hasn't exactly been working. I have forced myself to stop reading, only to then get on Goodreads so that I can post my updates... It's a vicious cycle.

Petra has got better things to do than GR ;-) (petra-x) lol@ Seizure Romero

If I read too long in the morning then I'm late for work. Its my business so its not too terrible. If I read too late at night I'm cranky in the morning and the kid will have to hitch a ride to college instead of me taking him.

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

My eyes will be tired and I will doze off...

message 10: by Tamara (new)

Tamara (tamara927) | 5 comments People start whining about no dinner and no clean clothes. Those darn crybabies! Can't they do anything for themselves? They'll turn into skeletons before they try to fix themselves something to eat. Is there some law that says you *must* wear clean clothes? What's wrong with them? Can't they see I'm reading??? Someone call Oprah about my selfish family! :)

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