Do you read late till night?

India
September 12, 2008 8:29am CST
I am a fan of a novelist called Chetan Bhagat, and have read all 3 of his novels. He writes in such an amazing way that I used to read his novels late till night, about 2 A.M. I was truly a fan of his books and just loved reading them. I read his books while eating, while myLotting (The loading times are very long), even before sleep and after wake up. All his 3 novels, namely, Five Point Someone, One Night @ The Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life have been read by me with addiction. I was so insane in this reading thing that I was reading his books even till 2 A.M. Do you also read your books, especially your favorites late till night? How long have you been reading them? Can you break my record? Waitin' for your responses... AJ Rox.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Hi Ajrox, I usually read until I am too tired to go on. On weekdays, I try to sleep by 12 or 1am, as I need to get up early for work. However, during weekends, I can read as late (or early) as 3-4 am. I've been reading Ed McBain and his detective stories; and sometimes it gets very exciting - I would force my eyes to open in order to get to the end.
• India
14 Sep 08
Yes detective stories are really very thrilling and exciting. Thanks for your response.
• China
13 Sep 08
my condition is the same with you ,i also love reading books every night, and i am a fan of novelist, i started read novels since i was reading in middle school, but i can not read this novels until 12:00 ,because my parents do not agree with me all the time.
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• Pakistan
13 Sep 08
yes i have read my favorite story till 02.25 am when i was free after my exam, so i can say that i have broken your record,
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@fordham08 (131)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I read a lot. I think at the age of eleven I have read more than 50 books(novels or pocket books). I love the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, I've read all his stories. I like the "Harry Potter series;" I also like the stories written by the Grimm brothers and the story of "The Swiss Family Robinson", "The Davinci Code", "Angels and Demons" and a lot, lot more. I've also read a lot of inspirational books, and I liked everything! I usually read 'til 5 A.M. Now you can't beat that.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
13 Sep 08
I am not a late night reader, but a late night surfer. My surfing very often goes up to 2 a. m. or a little more. Now I read very few books of my choice and some are in my local language 'Oriya'. Most of the reading time is planned at day time only. Thanks for this nice posting!
@ehlsie (730)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
yes i used to read till late at night...I used to review for y upcoming nursing board exam that's why i'm starting reviewing my previous lectures and my thick medical books (although i feel bored most of the times)...I read for almost 3-4hours....smetimes from 12MN till 3am... Happy mylotters!
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• India
13 Sep 08
Ya....i am also badly addicted to Chetan Bhagat's writing.I finished "The 3 mistakes of my life" at around 4am in the morning,reading the whole night.Its not about sleep or sleeplessness.It about interest in the content that you are reading.Sleep gets automatically dissappeared when you read Chetan Bhagat.....
• India
13 Sep 08
I read a lot. once i started reading at 5pm and it went on till 3.30am. the book was pretty interesting and did not want to keep it down for a moment. reading is something which everyone should cultivate. read different authors, different topics. reading enables us to know what changes are occuring in the world around us. how the world is changing and where we are heading to. i have not read chetan bhagat. i have a few of his books in my collection. soon i will be reading it. from the prevews about chetan bhagat, i feel he is not my kind of author whose ideas can invoke some interest in me.
• China
13 Sep 08
i'm different from you. I don't like to read novels, if the nevels are become TV, i would rather watch TV. when i was a student, i always read books until deep night, but the books were not nevels. now, i was agrduated, i never read boods, i play on computer every night till 23.30. i know it's a bad habit, i will try to give up this habit.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
yeah i do... if i am reading a very cool book, even with out coffee i will surely stay up all night. well i don't really rest until a can finish the book. you know you want to know what had happen to the story right...
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• India
18 Sep 08
Yes the curiosity works as a better energizer than coffee or anything else.
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
oh yeah, especially the night before major exams. i don't want to fail and as much as possible i want to keep my grades high so i'll study even if i have to be up all night. lol.;-)
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• India
17 Sep 08
That was a sensible one. I also read books late till night if there is an exam the other day.
@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
13 Sep 08
If a book is great I can't stop reading it. I had those days when I stayed late at night to read a book or to finidh it out but lately i don't have time for it. I think the most spectacular example was volume one of "Harry Potter" series. It was that time when the first adaptation was in the cinema I was to watch it with my friend. But hadn't read the book itself before it was in the cinema so day before around 6 p.m. my friend borrowed me the first part. I started to read it in the bus and I stopped an 4 a.m. in my bed. Somehow I could stop reading it until it was finished. I was like 16 then, I guess.
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• India
14 Sep 08
You must have found the Harry Potter book really interesting as you read it till 4 A.M. You must have got addicted to it. Thanks for your response.
@jerzgirl (7804)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
13 Sep 08
I've been reading the autobiography of Regis Philbin (yeah - laugh - but I like biographies of real and likeable people). It's over 10 years old, so when he makes reference to current events in the book, I have to remember that. But, I'm enjoying it, his stories about entertainers who have passed in the interim, little known stories about them interacting with him, things about his children I never knew (like I didn't know he was married twice or that he had a son who was born with a serious birth defect). Kelly Ripa wasn't even in the picture when the book was written, yet I'm still enjoying it. I read it in bed before I go to sleep, as well as off and on during the day. My reading choices tend to be rather eclectic. I've read a couple of political books, a novel, as well as in the past several mystery series involving cats and one involving a lady sheriff in Cochise County, Arizona (where I lived for a couple of years). I even recently read a book about the possible connection between druidism, the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and ancient Egyptian religion. That one was a difficult read - and I'm not sure I totally understand it - but it was also interesting reading the theory of the interconnections. I just don't think they proved their case entirely in the book, except maybe to other religious scholars.
• India
14 Sep 08
Autobiographies are nothing to laugh that, but I would love to read them since we get to learn a lot of thoughts and morals from other people's experiences. I read the biography of Jim Corbett (A hunter turned environmentalist) who explained the beauties of wildlife to me. I would love to read more of them. Thanks for your response.
@rekcart83 (149)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I do read late till night. But I don't read novels. What I read are ebooks. All related about computers. Like programming and computer technologies. I invest a lot of time reading and understanding whats written on these books/e-books and I even sometimes reading it till dawn to morning. Ruining my sleeping pattern and causing a lot of problems.
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• India
14 Sep 08
I also love reading tech magazines but I just can't concentrate on them late in the night. You better not ruin your sleep pattern much, otherwise it will become habitual.
@iskayz (5424)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Hi there! I do read books at night. I don't have any favorite novelist and I read anything that interests me. I don't usually track my time when I read. I just continue reading until I fall asleep. Reading besides listening to soft music is my way to fall asleep. Ciao!
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• India
12 Sep 08
I also love to listen to music or read books to fall asleep. Thanks for your response.
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@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
12 Sep 08
I like to read very much and if I like a book I can read all night long. The last time I was reading a book till 5a.m. But I read late at night only on my summer vacations. So I broke your record.
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• India
12 Sep 08
You definitely broke my record. I never was able to read till 5 A.M. as I usually dozed off while doing so.
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Sep 08
I have been reading non-fiction lately. This week I decided I wanted to read fiction. I started a book by Catherine Coulter. I have been up until 2 and 3am reading. I got hooked from the first chapter. I had intended to read one chapter before going to sleep and found myself reading five. It makes it very hard to get up in the morning. I also read while I am waiting for pages to load on the computer. I am a multi-tasker and don't like to waste time. And I DO love to read and wish I had more time for it.
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• India
12 Sep 08
I am also a multi-tasker like you, and read late till night. Though I am more inclined towards fiction, but I would really like to read non-fiction book and get to know the real beauty of literature, which is well delivered by non-fiction. Thanks for your response. You have been marked the best response.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes, I used to. But, I am planning on getting back into the game of reading late at night.. I just need to keep some caffeine on hand to keep me alert and wake..
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• India
12 Sep 08
Yes, we do need some coffee or some other drink to keep our eyes open and concentrate on the reading.
14 Sep 08
i read a lot at times especially when i have nothing else to do for the next day and when i like the book im reading.
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@rainmark (4307)
13 Sep 08
When i was younger, i love reading books, specially novels and pocketbooks, even in bed still reading it. From school to house, i never done anything,just reading.I was thinking i get addicted to that kind of books. The new books that i am reading now is Harry Potter series. After i finish that im going to read "the children of Hurin". happy myloting.