Have you ever start a book and do not stop until the end ?

@Ephylyos (154)
May 17, 2007 5:27pm CST
I did started a book few month ago and I could not stop reading it until the end even if my eyes were shutting down, I was short stories from a french writer.. Amelie Noothomb, I did actually read the all collection in a month, she is great ...
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
17 May 07
Yes I most definately have. The whole Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien. I have read this a number of times and everytime I read it I simply cannot stop. The best books of all time! cheers
17 May 07
Do you have somebody to bring food to you whilst you are doing this?
@Ephylyos (154)
17 May 07
Yeah, I did read it few times too , but never all in one !!! Otherwise i will be really slim !!! lol
17 May 07
Sometimes I find a book that is so good I do not want to put it down but children and chores always come along. Mind you, I also feel that if a book is that good I don't actually want to get to the end. I want to savour every moment and make it last a bit longer. So, I take my time and think about the characters like they are carrying on whilst I am not there with them.
@Ephylyos (154)
17 May 07
I also do that sometimes to create a whole environment and also try to understand the character better..
@angelicEmu (1311)
18 May 07
Yes I've done this many times - mainly when I was a child/teenager, and didn't have much to do. I once read "The Hobbit" by Tolkein in one day. Unlike your first respondant, I didn't manage "Lord of the Rings" in one sitting, but I did finish it within a few days!!
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
18 May 07
I've done this many times actaully. Once I pick up a book and start reading it I want to finish it all at one time. I usually read one in a day if not a matter of hours. It's just the way I am. I've been known to stay up all night to read one if need be.
@hezoid (2147)
17 May 07
I have done a couple of times, though i can't remember the titles of the books. I think i've read some of Terry Pratchetts books in one go (well, one day, i did stop to go to the bathroom, get drinks and eat), and also some chick lits that weren't too long.
@mamounz (248)
• Israel
17 May 07
yes that happened with me. it was a novel i start reading in that night and i could not stop reading it is the same case you are taking about here. my eyes were shutting down and i was very tired but simply i could not stop reading every time i tried this i said to my self just finish the chapter...... then i started another one and so on until i finished the novel!!!! it happened i did that i spent 17 hour reading it for my luck it was the weak end and i did not sleep in the work