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I Love Reading Before Bedtime

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 382 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M Apr 27, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 <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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    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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    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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    The complete guide to Beekeeping.... Don't ask! I really have no idea why im reading it, It was on the shelf & I wondered why we had a book entitled "the Complete guide to...
    Xalinder Xalinder 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I love reading others' experiences and seeing how dysfunctional everyone else's lives are because it makes me feel a lot better about mine and feel like I'm not alone.
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Iam a 19 year old girl and love reading books.
    meerakhan45 meerakhan45 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Every time we talk, it's like he has an insight into my soul. He knows just what I need to hear, what I want to hear, when I need to hear from him. He says that he doesn't feel...
    2ndinline 2ndinline 31-35, F Feb 12

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    I'm currently devouring "All You Could Ask For: A Novel." by Mike Greenberg. What a story line.. I got sucked into it late last night, on not being able to find anything else to...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I simply cannot get into reading books electronically. I like the experience of holding a book in my hands, enjoy the tactile sensation of my fingers flipping pages. The reading...
    LJformarriedwomen LJformarriedwomen 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    ************ ALL FOR THE BEST *******This is a story of kings and ministers; cannibals and hunting. Its a story of Akbar and Birbal!Birbal, who was Emperor Akbar's Minister, was...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F Feb 18

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    It keeps me up late at night, like last night I stayed up until 1 am and I had to wake up at 6 am coz I d to go to work at 7am, while I was at work I kept on wishing time to tempus...
    dearsister dearsister 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Currently reading six books at the one time. 1. Skullduggery Pleasant book 7. 2. Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey 3. Death Comes to Pemberley 4. The Mortal Instruments book 4...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I enjoy reading other people's experiences. Some of them are good, some are bad, it really depends on who you are, what you believe in, your opinions on something and more. :)
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M Feb 5

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    "Wurthering Heights" By Emily Bronte (1818-1848) The book I'm reading
    Phyllispurple Phyllispurple 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Reading makes me feel so happy, so good, so refreshing that I never ever care about the number of pages. So what's the longest novel you have ever read?
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    My television hasn't been on all winter and I am in no way disappointed! Books are my way of escaping from the day to day drama, struggles, so-called reality...My niece just turned...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    So I'm reading game of thrones and fifty shades till I found this book
    Provinceana Provinceana 18-21, F Feb 21

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    Currently reading American Sniper. I feel proud and slightly terrified at the same time.
    Vengeancex Vengeancex 22-25, F Feb 21

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    Im reading this book called The Fault in our stars its so good!
    ary09 ary09 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I just finished Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and The Secret Sharer. I forgot how much I enjoy reading Conrad.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    It's hard to explain but it's almost as if reading helps me distract myself from the real world. It helps me ignore other problems in life
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm lost to the world when I read. There is no other medium that is quite so immersive. I love film and theatre but they are not the same. When I read, the authors imagination and...
    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M Feb 11

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    I can read anything u put in front of me. I just love getting lost in books.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Hello. Can anyone explain to me the meaning of a few verses in Thessalonians 2. 2:10 "......because they did not receive the love of the truth,that they might be saved". and 2:13...
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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