Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Books that Keep You Up.

I just read this post at Book Riot about books that keep you up at night (not because you're scared, but because you just can't put them down).

Via Aftermath
Now that I'm a real grown up (i.e., working 8 hours a day), I find that I do this less frequently.

In university I was a champion book reader. I remember waiting in my pjs by the door for the FedEx delivery person to bring me Harry Potter 6 (and later 7) at 9 a.m. sharp. I promptly ate 3 bowls of cereal for strength and retreated to my room for a serious read-a-thon.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch (before The Great Metabolism Slowdown of 2009) via Sodahead
Nowadays, sleep has become more precious. If I don't get 8 hours of sleep, I'm bleary-eyed. If I don't get 7 hours of sleep, I will scream at you and kick things.

During Giller shortlist season, I usually go on a bit of a binge. But this year I only read a book or two, and I read them at reasonable hours.

The last book I remember staying up late for was The Book Thief. I was home alone, which was for the best since I cried so hard at the end that it took me a couple of hours to recover. Unfortunately, I'm not an attractive crier. There are those people who can cry so gracefully and delicately, and then there's my style of crying. It's a red, blotchy, snotty extravaganza. I've been known to moan, "noooooooooooooooo" at the saddest parts of books or movies.

Less graceful and more disgraceful. Zing!

How is this woman MORE beautiful when crying?!
This is basically me crying. Except usually I have a top on.
I am who I am.

So, what books have kept you up lately?

Are you a nice crier or a crazy one, like me? Admit it.


  1. harry potter and lotr

  2. Allegiant, final book in the Divergent series. Oh the tears, the tears

  3. Allegiant, final book in the Divergent series. Oh the tears, the tears


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