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I Love Reading Before Bedtime

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    Why do does it take 40+ pages to get into a

    book? Yes the really good ones less but the still OK/reasonably good ones do.
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Sep 30, 2014

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    Can't Sleep Unless I Read

    I can't sleep unless I read(hey that rhymes!actually no...yes...no...I'm so dumb,so, I'm gonna stfu).Since I learnt to read,I read every night before I go to sleep.Even if I go to bed at like 3:00am and it's a school night,I still have to read,otherwise I just wouldn't be able...
    itsMEandYOUknowIT itsMEandYOUknowIT 13-15, F Oct 13, 2011

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    Great Way To End The Day

    For me, reading is such a wonderful way to end the day! I love that quiet time with my boyfriend, with just our bedside lamps on, sitting on the bed with a good book. It puts me into that relaxed mode, ready for a good night sleep! :)
    annabelle37 annabelle37 26-30, F Jul 5, 2013

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    Always

    If the book doesn't keep me up all night, I fall asleep reading it.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Mar 26, 2012

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    The Age Old Question...

    Watching a "Fun Run" the other day I noticed one competitor was dressed as a chicken and another as an egg and thought "hmm this will be interesting..I wonder which one will come first!!"
    geecee61 geecee61 26-30, M Aug 27, 2009

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    Sheik Ya Booty

    And I am back with my latest angst,protests and observations..I was recently in an airport and the thing I found disturbing is if you are security forces or Anti-terrorist squads in Cairo or Dubai ect how do you pin-point prospective culprits when they all seem to get up in the...
    geecee61 geecee61 26-30, M Aug 16, 2009

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    Good Book

    My night time routine is to read for 20 or so minutes before I go to bed. Some stories just seem to put me to bed while others keep me up, alert as ever. I mean, its not like one is boring and the other is exiting... My theory is that is has something to do on whether I have read...
    SecretChamber SecretChamber 13-15, F Jun 21, 2013

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    I have read all of the twilight series.

    Don't judge me I'm a romantic yuppy. I have read most of the Anne Rice Sagas. So obviously I'm a fan of vampires. Team Edward. I love the book blood and chocolate, not so much the movie. Those are my favorites so that is all I will say for now. :)
    Iwillloveagain Iwillloveagain 18-21, M Mar 19, 2014

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    Reading Fan Fictions

    Ever since I found out about fan fictions, I just feel in love with them. There are some great authors out there and I find it interesting to read about the continuation of some movies, tv shows, cartoons, comics (or graphic novels, for all us adults) and even songs. I used to...
    shaza2070 shaza2070 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    Problem Is...

    I never really get to bed! I read all night if the book is a major page-turner.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17, 2009

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    I <3 It

    I've been reading before bedtime regularly for a few years now. I'm horrible at falling asleep and reading really helps tire my brain a little so that it doesn't take as long. I know I still run through my mental lists and whatnot before I fully fall asleep, but reading gives me...
    IgnoreMe IgnoreMe 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2009

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    Its My Favorite Time To Read....

    I Love to read right before Bed time. I Love to read at night when I am in bed, right before I fall asleep. Its my favorite time to read. I am so relaxed, and so comfortable. I Love just laying in bed, with my book, and escape from the day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    I Do

        i love reading before bedtime . while now it is studying but i love reading . reading the newpaper online or if i can find a topic i am intersted in . i will read that . i just don't get into fiction . i love non fiction . to discover more about this world .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 4, 2009

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    never an e-reader!

    Am currently reading about the "Rain Wilds" in Robin Hobb's book Dragon keeper. Murder Mystery next C J Sansom. Absolutely essential to end the day. Any book really. Er no! I've put books down before. OK most books & possibly some rather dull technical...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 11, 2009

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    I like reading a good book before bedtime but I especially love reading to my lover.  I feel it brings a different intimacy to the words.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Reading

    I read every night before I go to sleep.  I have been doing this since I was a kid.  It is such a habit I can't fall asleep without it.  I read all kinds of books but I love a good mystery. 
    jabber324 jabber324 46-50, F Nov 19, 2009

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    A Little Escape Before Unconscieousness

    I despise attempting to fall asleep with my day still trampling through my brain, running rough-shod over any calming image I might try to conjure up to lull myself to sleep. I have stacks of books next to my bed. Once never knows what genre will be the magical one to whisk me...
    MsSolitaire MsSolitaire 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2010

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    My Night Cap

    I always have problems sleeping, but i like to read before i go to sleep, if theres one thing that sends me into a deep sleep its a good read!. 
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    I Love It

    I always fall asleep with a book if its good when i wake at night to pee or something i start reading it again
    purplelovesfever purplelovesfever 16-17, F Aug 17, 2009

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    Nothing Wrong With a Pillow Book!

    Sometimes at the end of the day it helps to curl up with a good book - and read it,I hasten to add. Not heavy research,but an absorbing novel,autobiography or perhaps some poetry. Anything that can draw me in,away from the day I've had,and engross me for an hour until I feel...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M Apr 26, 2009

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    Drifting Off #2

    Before bedtime is when I do most of my reading these days.  Either just before my daughter’s bedtime, or before my own.  With my daughter I get 20 minutes of sky pirates, wizards and putting on silly voices.  Finding a cliffhanger when she’s starting to drift.  ‘Are you...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    Familiar Fiction

    I have other kinds of fiction that I read while travelling, but when it comes to winding down before sleep, I love reading one of the fantasy stories by David Gemmell or David Eddings. I know the stories - I know the characters.  There are some good lines in...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 51-55, M Apr 27, 2009

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    I love reading I use reading as a escape and to relax when I want to just be myself and put myself into the story
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I am technically a bookworm and everyone have rarely seen me without a book by my side if I am able to have one. Just give me a book and I'll read it, as long it's in English, and...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I love reading books. All types of books I would read. I wish there was an app that had free famous books. I have an app called wattpad it let you read free books but sometimes the...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    Reading books...One week or two weeks focus on reading one book ! I figure out ,I like reading ! The pose of reading on the chair or sofa is so scholarly and elegant ,a little...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Reading is my therapy, but reading is why I need therapy, you feel?
    valiantfreak valiantfreak 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm currently reading some Anne Rice. I'm on the third book of the Vampire Chronicles: The Queen of the Damned. :)
    sweetshadows15 sweetshadows15 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Reading Landline while listening to Pop Ballads.. (Or better switch to something more Mellow) Night guys!
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I see reading as an escape route; a small distraction from reality. I can go beyond the four walls of my room, without having to move.
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    "As it comes when we least expect it, like a wave, Or like the shadow of several waves, one after the next, Becoming singular as the face of someone who rose and fell apart at the...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 26-30, F Apr 8

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    much better than ****! it's the anticipation that gets me going. reading text really engages your empathetic side; and feeling empathy with characters in a naughty story almost...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M Apr 10

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    I've been reading Neruda again. *swoon*
    thepooloftears thepooloftears 26-30 Apr 12

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    From fairy tales to ancient classics our reading preferences keep evolving. What do you think will be the best criteria for rating a book.
    nautilusX nautilusX 22-25, M Apr 14

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    A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    as nerdy as it is, reading lets me escape the real world for awhile and enter another one. a better one.
    grace375 grace375 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    Reading Rose Madder by Stephen King. ******* her husband is evil.
    restlessrenn restlessrenn 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I am reading the Game of Thrones trilogy, I am almost done with book 4.
    BIGOZGOOD BIGOZGOOD 41-45 Apr 19

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    Reading one piece and loving it.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 22 hrs ago

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    Currently reading 419, quite a suspense!
    Sexismylanguage Sexismylanguage 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    I love to read... I definitely prefer paper backs to the electronic alternatives, no matter the convenience. It makes me feel accomplished; seeing and feeling the weight...
    RebeccaJane00 RebeccaJane00 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Hi. I'm a Fiction/Romance Writer who was recently published. I also LOVE to read romance :) What was the last book you read? What was it about and why'd you like it? I honestly can...