Do you read in bed?

China
January 25, 2009 5:56am CST
I uesd to read love stories in bed when I was a teenager.I stopped reading popular love stories after I was in high school.I read various kinds of book in bed, except textbooks.In the last two night, I finished a lovely book named SEE LITTLE PRINCE AGAIN written by a French writer.Im not a book worm, but I believe that reading makes a full man.Now my question is :do you read in bed? How do you like reading in bed? Thanks for posting!
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@angelia286 (2029)
• Singapore
25 Jan 09
I love reading! It's one of my favourite pasttime altogether and well it was cultivated from young. It is also a great way to past time when there is absolutely nothing else to do at home or on the bus. =D From young, I have loved reading all sorts of books, from romance to horror to thriller to real life fiction, so long as the plot is interesting. Hehe. Currently I am hooked onto Rachel Lee, John Lutz and Bentley Little as I love the way they put their plot together and string the entire plot to something that is riveting. I am proud to confess that once I start reading their books, I won't stop until the very last page! Well, I do read in bed. It's a bad habit but I don't care as it is the only place that I can read comfortably and it gives me the peace and quiet that I need for reading. Usually, I would start my books once I get ready for bed (sleeping) and read till I fall asleep (which is not most of the time lol). I would lie down in bed in the sleeping position and start reading while lying on my side. It's really a bad habit as it is bad for my eyes. But as every 'bookworm', who cares? Lol. How about you? Well, here I wish you happy reading and happy mylotting too!!
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• China
26 Jan 09
Reading is a good habit,but neither is reading in bed. Maybe you can try another position. What about starting with sitting straight in bed?lol
• Singapore
3 Mar 09
Sitting upright straight on the bed just to read is not a really comfortable position to be in, isn't it? Lol, that kind of takes the fun out of reading because of the uncomfortableness. I do agree with you that reading in bed is not a good habit to have as it kind of spoils our eyesight and we are forcing our eyes to work harder, and in the process corroding our eyesight. It's no wonder the majority of Asians ends up buying spectacles! Hehe, nowadays, I have changed my position to be reading on the floor. Makes one wonder, is there any difference to that? Lol!
@g_aileen09 (1354)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I read in bed to get myself to sleep. :)
• China
26 Jan 09
Oh, I see, reading in bed is a good way that helps you sleep.
• Malaysia
26 Jan 09
yea. me too, g_aileen09!
• United States
28 Jan 09
Yeah, reading in bed helps me to sleep too, actually reading makes me sleepy anytime. I can be sitting up in the living room and reading, and pretty soon I'll be asleep..lol.
@thorgrym (677)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I have always had a strange result from reading in bed. Given the fact that I am in bed and generally tired, it is not uncommon for me to fall asleep while reading - though sometimes I will get so engrossed in a book as to stay awake and continue reading until the sun comes up! The odd thing that happens, though, is that when I fall asleep reading, my mind tends to continue the story! I 'dream' what happens next in the story. Of course, my 'dreamed' version of the continuing events and the author's version do not coincide - but it sure makes for an interesting story!
• China
28 Jan 09
Wow, maybe you should try writing stories by falling asleep reading!lol
@thorgrym (677)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Ha! That thought had occurred to me...
@ankit_620 (496)
• India
19 Feb 09
yes i read in bed....like a mad..just a day before my exam ... then the other day i sleep like a mad.
• China
19 Feb 09
Read in bad and eat books like a mad,then the other day sleep like a mad.Sounds cool!
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Rarely do I read in bed. Majority of the time, I read everything I want to know online.
• China
3 Mar 09
I dont like reading online.Its tiring and not good for our health.Besides,You cant enjoy turning pages if you read online.Cheers!
• Egypt
27 Jan 09
I read in bed all of the time, it's my fav. place for reading. sometimes that helps me to sleep other times I can't sleep because I want to finish what am reading. ^_^
• Singapore
28 Jan 09
Aw... reading actually keeps me from sleeping if the book is interesting.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
26 Jan 09
Hi, No, I don't. I believe Reading is a Serious effort, by itself(whether U read a light subject book even). I want to respect the creator(writer), thus I read sitting--in my reading table. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
• China
28 Jan 09
I agree that reading is a serious effort.Thats why I dont read textbooks in bed. They are always serious, right?However, reading in bed is relaxing, yet its not very comfortable, and its also bad for your eys.At daytime, I prefer read sitting by my reading table. Have a good day!
@Lindery (854)
• Latvia
26 Jan 09
I usually read in a bed but not before my sleep. I go to night sleep too late to be able to read anything useful, maybe sometimes I read through a newspaper or magazine but not a book. I read books in my bed during my free time in a day. I usually make tea and prepare some snacks to eat, and read lying few cushions so I am comfortable.
• China
28 Jan 09
Sometimes I read in bed in the morning or before I nap at noon in summertime.I dont eat snacks when reading.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I read almost every night in bed before I go to sleep. It's my last way of unwinding for the night. When I was taking classes for my degree, there were some nights I'd read my textbook in bed, but not many because I'd fall asleep.
• China
26 Jan 09
Hi, textbooks tend to make you sleepy.lol
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@aquiah (79)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
Since I started reading, my favorite place to read is in my bed. I am more relaxed and comfortable reading while hugging my pillow or feeling the sheets of my bed. And I put my books in my bedside so anytime I want to read I can just reach my books. Sometimes i fall asleep while reading thats why its a good thing I read in bed.
• China
26 Jan 09
haha, my bed also has some books that i wanna read or am reading lately.
@tooincome (345)
• United States
25 Jan 09
i do enjoy reading books, however it is hard for me to read in bed mainly because there isn't enough lighting. i've tried reading in bed but i just end up straining my eyes. i thought about buying another lamp for my room, but i decided that i'll just read during the day
• China
26 Jan 09
My bedroom has enough lighting,so I have problem with that.Well, reading in the daytime will be better for our eyesight.
@jsgomes (78)
• India
25 Jan 09
How could so many people read in bed? I think it's a good habit though. But as for me I'm so tired by the end of the day that I go to sleep almost immediately. The few days when I'm not tired I prefer to reply to mylot. ;-)
• China
26 Jan 09
Its a good habit but its also tiring.But I could help finishing the book if its interesting.
@laglen (19780)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I read in bed every night, it helps me calm down and put things out of my mind.
• China
26 Jan 09
I always wanna read every night, but never make it. Sometimes, I watch too much TV. Read more and watch less TV.
@yezzyk (180)
• Netherlands
25 Jan 09
Hi Sweety, Yes I sometimes read in bed. It depends, because I read about everywhere in the house! When I really want to relax and enjoy a book, I tend to take a long hot bath.
• China
26 Jan 09
Read while taking a long hot bath. Or when in summer,enjoy reading while taking a long cool bath. Haha, relaxing.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
25 Jan 09
I read in bed whenever i can. I love to settle down with a book and generally after a while i fall asleep. I have a pile of reading material on my side of the bed and i have another pile in the bathroom too. I read whenever possible. I carry a book in my bag when i go on a long bus journey or flight and try to read, but it is not very comfortable doing that while travelling by bus..
• China
26 Jan 09
Sometimes, I also carry a book while taking a bus, but I seldom read ! Its usually not very comfortable.
@nzl8343 (50)
• China
25 Jan 09
I still read love stories in bed now.It make me falling sleep more quickly.If i am very tired i will ont read that day.Usually,i read kinds of books.The book you introduce i wiil read when i have time.
• China
26 Jan 09
Its a nice book.You can finish in no more than 3hrs if you're a fast reader. I could have finished it in one night if not for the health's consideration.
• India
25 Jan 09
hiiiii sweetyeho nice discussion yaar.I usually read all kinds of stories and even my college tet books in bed.this became a habit for me from childhood.Even my dad scolding me dont read in bed this is not a good habit.But i cant quit this habit.For me it will be very comfortable in bed for reading.I like to read in bed.Any way nice posting. Friends happy mylotting.
• China
26 Jan 09
Thank you. Im so glad you like my post!Sleeping in bed is really not a good habit.Its tiring for our body and eyesight.Yet, we still think its relaxing.Plus, its much better than watching TV before you fall asleep.
@GemmaR (8526)
25 Jan 09
I don't read that much anymore, but I used to read an awful lot in bed! I used to stay up until as late as 4am if the book I was reading happened to be incredibly exciting with a good storyline! I think reading is a lovely thing to do, as it broadens the imagination and helps us to educate ourselves about a lot of things.
• China
26 Jan 09
Yeah,a man who reads a lot can tell you everything!
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
25 Jan 09
Reading books before going to bed is the only time I get(sometimes I do try to take out time to read inbetween). So normally I sit on the bed and read, but sit in upright position so that it doesn't put strain on my eyes. As soon as I start getting drowsy, I stop reading.
• China
26 Jan 09
Or if the book is extremely attractive and you couldnt help but keep reading.
• Nepal
25 Jan 09
I also like reading book. I cant remember any thing that I studied in bed normally coursebook because you need great attention to read course book. But I like to read ebooks from mobile when I am in bed. One thing, you cant remember a single chapter of course book even you read twice with great attention where as once you read love story or anything besides course book you can remember it for whole life, isnt it funny ?
• China
26 Jan 09
Thats really weird!The same thing happens to me too.lol