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I Love Reading Before Bedtime

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M Apr 27, 2009

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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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Currently reading Eleanor & Park, so far so good. I love reading, it really takes you someplace else, a better place. If anyone has any books to recommend similar to Eleanor & Park...
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    DEAR ABBY: My husband prefers leftovers to sandwiches for his work lunch. He generally takes them in reusable plastic bowls that claim to be dishwasher and microwave safe. After a...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I grew up reading his books, and reading them now takes be back to the good ol' days. *sigh* ^_^
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm French, I'm a girl and I'm 14 and a half. Here, for teenagers, reading is stupid, boring and all of these stupid things they say. They even say that Shakespeare, Moliere or...
    sempiternalHell sempiternalHell 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    This manga called "LIFE" was just that! Amazing, crazy, intense, and just overall insane started reading it in 7th grade and never had a chance to finish but finally reading it...
    suxsco suxsco 18-21, F Sep 8

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    The best books I'd read as a young man, I couldn't really fully understand until I was much older. I think really great books require you to get some life under your belt before...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    All kinds. Stephen King. RL Stine. HG Wells. Lois Lowry. Agatha Christie. Reading is fun! :D
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Reading Yotsuba is probably the best way to put a smile on my face, I can never keep in a laugh lol (⌒▽⌒)
    suxsco suxsco 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I'm looking into reading some new things. Does anyone have any books they could recommend to me?
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    Hi...do you guys feel frustrated when the book that you have been reading was thoroughly entertaining and fun, is finished and you can't find similar kind of book to read next?
    brokenwings85 brokenwings85 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 25

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    I like reading books better than watching movies because when i read, i can use my imagination to create the "perfect" movie in my head. My favorites are fantasy novels, HP, percy...
    vernikung vernikung 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    i am reading Thrones of glass... still in chapter 8...and its interesting... any feedback about the book?
    toughqueen toughqueen 22-25, F a week ago

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    At the moment I'm reading a book called 'Icons' by Margaret Stohl. 'When the icons landed, everything changed. They called it The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im reading The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah! That is probably my favourite book ever! It is so inspirational, moving and enlightening :) It is the whole package: love, loss, friendship, tragedy...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I am an avid reader with a wide variety of interests. Just finished John Taylor of Duran Duran's biog 'In the Pleasure Groove - Love Death & Duran Duran'........what an honest...
    simon0470 simon0470 41-45, M Aug 22

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    Wouldn't you just love to have your own library at home?
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I'm almost done with the book 13 Reasons Why and let me just tell you how much I love it. A girl who commits suicide sends taps to the people who caused her to become depressed and...
    catsecrets catsecrets 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I love books expecally at night In the rain
    LSCouple LSCouple 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I used to say I HATED romance. But I guess I just didn't enjoy stories with Heterosexual Love Stories so much. I'm more into Yaoi. Call it double standards, its just in my opinion...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I just finished Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart. Loved it!
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    People say how can you love someone you have never met welI i believe you can, it happened to me you just know if it feels right inside like a gut instinct , in some ways its...
    summerspirit summerspirit 46-50, F Sep 7

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    Skulduggery Pleasant .... no comment. Huge bookstore, everythings on sale. All kinds of books. Heaven is here!
    Mayalynde Mayalynde 70+, F Aug 18

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    My insatiable curious flows! My teacher always has to tell me to put the book away. My favorite kind of books are fantasy, and non fiction! Mercedes Lackey Joust and Overlasting...
    LittlestTwily LittlestTwily 22-25, M Aug 19

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    “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I am writing a book and I need some ideas of what events should happen in it.
    Spirit567 Spirit567 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    If you want to test a raw egg to see if it is good, put it in a glass of water. If it sinks, it is good. If it is bad, it will float. Use by (date), best by (date) mean very...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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