do you ever get so caught up in a book you lose time

United States
April 21, 2009 6:13pm CST
i do it all the time. when the family sees me reading they have to tell me mom dinner , or mom its midnight go to sleep. lol its sad when the kids have to remind you to be a parent lol. i love reading and some books just get my attention so much. harry potter, james patterson, stephen king oh i love all of them. when they see i buy a new book they roll there eyes granted they are just as bad lol.
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@kmurphy (46)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I have found myself staying up all night reading my books and don't even realize it unitl my husband or kids are awake and let me know that it is time for breakfast. When I read my favorite author, Danielle Steele, I get so lost in here stories, it's like I am there in the story. It's a true adventure for me. It allows me to escape the reality world for a moment and step into a non realistic adventure. I guess I have also passed my habit down to my daughter because I have witnessed her doing it as well and then telling me all about her adventure. It's great dinner discussions for the family as well.
• United States
23 Apr 09
You must not have read my story to well, because no where in there does it say that I read all the time. I happen to have a very good social life. I am not a crazy person just because I read books and know how to enjoy them. When one has a busy life and barely has time to relax their mind, reading a enjoyable book helps them relief themselves. So next time before you comment on someone's story make sure that you read it completely and understand it.
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Yes and that's one reason I no longer like to read! When ever I get a good book to read, I can not put it down! There's something in me that makes me HAVE to completely finish it as soon as possible! I will read till my eyes are red, the house is a mess, and I am starving and falling asleep on my book! Once I read for 2 days straight, didn't eat, barely went to the bathroom and no sleep till I was done! It was awful! I guess you could say I get addicted to reading. Another reason I don't like to read any more is the fact that I am almost 60 and now I have to wear reading glasses! I hate them!! I get pimples on my nose where the glasses touch the upper part of my nose and also my nose clogs up and I get all stuffy! For someone who NEVER had to wear glasses before, it's awful!
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• United States
22 Apr 09
I get like that too!! I get so caught up I forget were Im at. I think Im right there in that book. I love books that can do that to you.
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
22 Apr 09
Hi, I always always do it, once I got so caught up in what I was reading that I spent the entire night staying up and reading a book, since the next day was a holiday and I was alone at home lol, that was really an experience which I loved. I wish i get another chance to do that because i have another set of books that i mean to read..
• India
22 Apr 09
I clearly remember it happened to me when I was reading Fountain Head. It was a fascinating experience. The initial part of the book was actually quite boring to me. Till the time I did not get the philosophy of what the author was trying to say I took around a week to read the initial 50 odd pages or so. Then it attacked me like a flu and I remember next two days I was just glued to the book turning pages after pages and devouring the content without almost sleeping or eating. In fact it was so addictive that even I did not have the will to go to the restroom even though I needed it badly ......... only in extreme condition I would quickly go to the restroom and come back running as early as possible grab the book and continue.
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Apr 09
This has happened to me, several times. I'm pretty sure that it has happened to me, once or twice, that I almost missed my stop, on the metro/subway. I didn't, thankfully, but I almost did. There are just those times, when you fall deep into the story of the book that you're reading that you are no longer aware of any notion of time, or anything like that. There's not much that you can really do, in those instances.
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@opalina143 (1237)
• Morristown, New Jersey
21 Apr 09
I often have that experience. I read a lot, and sometimes the story is just so good that I lose track of time. It also happens to me with Stephen King stories, so you are not alone in that! It also happens to me with other books, mainly mysteries that I have read. I buy lots of new books too, and it's kind of a family joke though they no longer complain because I am in my own apartment now and if I want to fill it up with books, they figure its my business. Lol
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• Canada
25 Apr 09
That happens to me all the time. There are those times when I get totally involved in a book, and can't put it down. Nothing gets done that day, and there are times when i will read all day and all night. I remember closing a book just as the sun was rising. A good book is like a good movie, and who would want to stop watching, in the middle of a good movie?
• China
22 Apr 09
Got same habbit like you.When i interest in one book ,i always ant to finish it as soon as possible. I used to read book when i am eating,was scolded by my parents a lot.Which makes me got problem with my stomach. Now i don't read book like that.I seperate my time scientifically. YOU better not read too long,it's harm to your health if you keep doing something too long.
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
I am like you, when I found interesting books or novel it really caught my time to finish it a day. But it never happened that I finished a book a day but I got the feeling that I want to. The story strucks me and I can't afford to stop reading because of the excitement I am feeling. I also love Stephen King books. But my favorite is John Grisham.
@wc8722 (36)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Absolutely! I'm presently writing a book and in doing such, I read a great deal of resources to assit me in that endeavor. When you find a subject of great interest, its very easy to get caught up in it. I'm a single parent as well and sometimes, I get caught up in my work and he has to come to me and get my attention. LOL! Not all of the time , though for you see my son is autistic. He understands everything around him and listens and responds almost like normal. However, he doesn't talk. He is vocal though. Still if dad gets too spacey, he brings me down to earth LOL!!
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
22 Apr 09
It often happens to me. I love to read and when I have found a really good book, I just keep on reading and reading and sometimes I just lose track of time. I usually read before I sleep and sometimes I read most of the night and wake up really tired the next day. It is hard to stop reading when the book is really good. Last time I had that experience I was reading a book by Richard Kalich called "The cry of the cat". The book is repulsive and it made me angry, but at the same time I just couldn't put it down.
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
22 Apr 09
All the time. I also get mad when a book is over, I do not want them to end and am always hungry for more. I am really bad about reading series like the Tudor Series by Philipiana Gregory. I can not put her books down. I read all of them in about three months time, in case you are counting that is about eight different books. I stayed up one night till four in the morning because I could not put a book down.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I do sometimes. Once when I was reading my zoology book on the computer I was reading for over 2 hours and then realized it only because my laptop had a battery warning. I can't physically read for very long, but on my laptop I have a screen reader program and so it makes reading much easier for me. I like to listen to audiobooks too and sometimes I'll listen for 6 hours until I realize the time went away. But I can only do this when I am not in school because during school I have to mostly listen to textbooks only.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Yes I an avid reader. To me a book is like a movie, but I can pause when I want to and reflect on what was going on! I normally read at night and lunch time. I'd like to plug " Vince Flynn" he's my latest and really up on the times, however you have to start with his first book as it progresses in time. Back to your post yes, I just get lost in the book and it becomes a different reality for me! tdemex