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I Love Reading Before Bedtime

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love reading. I never thought I'd like ereaders but I do. They're very nice for reading in a dark room. And there's no other way to carry 100 books with you at a time.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    For me, this group is a little variant. Sometimes I love reading books and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the book. I've stuck to one series for a long time so far and...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    If you love reading non-fiction, MY LIFE (From Tragedy to Destiny) this book is about Twana Lawler and all of the hurt in her life. At least one person will relate to one of my...
    TDL4861 TDL4861 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    The love of books is among the greatest gifts of the gods. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Just finished a book. Started reading it last weekend but only really properly read it this evening. And I couldn't put it down. Hours later, I'm sad that the book has now finished...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” ~C.S. Lewis How true. I...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    So I was reading cards about these Ferguson riots. I in no way condone this. I mean no one will ever know what really happened. But I do know this. Every time I read cards on...
    orcore orcore 36-40, F Nov 29

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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just finished reading this book! It was AMAZING!!!! 📚📖 I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in reading Crime/Mystery books. 🔪🔫 The author makes...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I am currently reading the "A House of Night" series. I'm reading "Marked" by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast.
    SociallyBitter SociallyBitter 22-25, F Dec 1

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    I just bought Les Misérables from Barns & Nobles today because it was on sale. I haven't seen the move yet and I thought that it would be beset to read the book first. If anyone...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Please support me by ordering and sharing my e-book. My LIFE (From Tragedy to Destiny) It is my life before HIV and finding out about HIV
    TDL4861 TDL4861 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    Well right now I am reading 'The diary of a young girl Anne Frank'.I love this book.This book touched my heart.Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during the...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I've been reading a book that has no author but it's really good but weird at the same time it's called "the blue planet project" it really makes you question things
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm going to be reading "Civil Disobedience and Other Essays" by Henry David Thoreau. :3
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Reading My Sister's Keeper .. Now.
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Just finished reading The Fault in our Stars. Omg soooo sad but such a good read. Horrible timing to have read it when I did but oh so worth it
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I just finished reading the first Hunger Games novel a few days ago.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Books have this amazing power to throw us into another world. For months after reading them, I'd still be lost in the England of Jane Austen, the America of Mark Twain and the...
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    i am reading einstein quotes now , it feels great :)
    r110 r110 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    One name: Octavia Butler *Love*
    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M Nov 23

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    I love Sterek fanfiction!!!
    QueenxFrostine24 QueenxFrostine24 16-17, F Nov 24

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    Just finished Nancy Drew's Betrayed by Love Short but good book!
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I recommend a book called"This Song Will Save You Life" it hits deep on my heart. It showed me how i once was thinking, how people now think, what people think when i do things. It...
    chelsea1312 chelsea1312 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I love to read, but sometimes it's just so hard for me to take my headphones out and pick up my book. Torn. Decisions....
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F Dec 3

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    Fable of the Porcupine It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way, they...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 days ago

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