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I Stayed Up All Night Reading A Book

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    Bibliophile

    I started reading at an average age, at an average level. When I got in to the third grade (I was 8, almost 9), my dad rented this really crappy movie. I wasn't impressed, but was still intrigued with the story. He told me he had the book, and so I decided to read it.  The first...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Dec 11, 2011

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    Endless Times

    I have stayed awake with the books, and the characters... my friends. It was a learned habit, like brushing my teeth to do so, by closing my door and being very silent, so my parents wouldn't find out and try to make me sleep.  I didn't belong anywhere. It was fun...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F Jul 4, 2010

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    Have you ever just regret pulling an all

    nighter on a school night? Because then you fall asleep, and can't get up. I'm just listening to Trailer Trash Tracy. All I did all night was finish my book~
    wakeuptogepi wakeuptogepi 22-25 1 Response Mar 3

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    All The Time

    First book I did it with was DuMaurier's Rebecca, just could not put it down. Have since done it with so many books I can't remember!
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F Oct 9, 2010

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    Here,by The Fading Light

    Here,by the fading light I sat up, All the night Reading a book The words not sinking in Scattered through my mind But where to begin Forgotten No memory Of what went before Eyes cast blankly Staring at the floor Here in the fading light A mirror to look into No view of myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2011

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    Ever Start A Book And Couldn't Put It Down?

    Its happened to me on a number of occasions. I pick up a book during the day and start to peruse the pages. Before I know it I'm 8 chapters in. Looks like frozen fish fingers and chips for tea tonight. I read some more then take some time to serve the grub. Copious amounts of...
    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    There was a book that I could not stop reading,

    I loved it so much. It was really good.
    skyblue1600 skyblue1600 13-15, F May 1

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    I Read 5 Books In 1 Night

    I remember I wanted to see how many books I could read in a single night. I learnt how to speed read when I was a child, but I always tried not to speed read in school because I was afraid I would miss something important. So I went to the library and checked out a few books...
    misskittycat06 misskittycat06 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2010

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    Phew Boy! Yes I Did! ^~^

    On June 4th of last year. My birthday was one of the greatest I've had, because my older brother got me the 5th Percy Jackson & The Olympians book. I read the first 4 in like 3-4 days, but goodness, when I got the 5th, I was like WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Of course, with it being my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Lullaby Good-book

    I must have been eleven or twelve years old. It was over a weekend and I went to sleep around 23:00. Everyone was asleep, but I tossed and turned and could not fall asleep. It usually takes me a good 45min or so now a days to actually fall asleep (if I ever do). I tried falling...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F Apr 9, 2011

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    Reading Is A Pleasure

    Good books can keep me up until I finish them.I love it when a books keeps me up all night...I'll lose sleep,forget to eat,and generally put life on hold until  the book is finished! There's something beautiful,awesome and intimately about all night reading...that's a very...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F Sep 7, 2010

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    All Freaking Night

    I've done things I'm not proud of. I've been to jail before. While I was there I would read all the time I read the twilight series in 2 nights. Nothing else to read. Id read 3 or 4 books a night. It reminded me of how much I. Love to read
    Pacman15601 Pacman15601 26-30, M Mar 2, 2013

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    Not Often Have I Done This

    I suppose because it pretty much kills my next day. I remember viviidly, though, a book many years ago that I COULD NOT PUT DOWN, even though it was a lengthy novel, and that was Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising." I remember being just totally enthralled in it. Another, about the...
    romanticidiot romanticidiot 46-50, M Jun 16, 2011

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    So Many Times

    If I find a good book, I can stay up all night reading it. In fact, I can read 200 pages a day. If I'm absorbed in the book, I never notice the time. I have to force myself to go to sleep so that I can wake up in the morning. ^.^   Ah, good times. 
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F Jul 4, 2010

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    Fifty Shades ♥ all three books every ! I cant put them DOWN its crazy...
    sophiasmommy112611 sophiasmommy112611 18-21, F Jul 9, 2012

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    The Outsiders

    It was when I was in 8th grade I was only supposed to read the first chapter but I got so into it. Next thing I know I was all like "is johnny gonna die oh my gosh" haha and it was only monday so I was super tired the next day. And it sucked that I read the whole book because it...
    Zombie9 Zombie9 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2011

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    I've Done This A Few Times.

    There's quite a few books that I've stayed up through the night to finish reading, or otherwise read in one sitting. Sometimes I regret it though, because I would love to just take the time to slowly savour and enjoy a book. However, when I find one that's intriguing, I just...
    fauxsemblance fauxsemblance 22-25 Oct 25, 2011

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    A Few That I Specifically Remember...

    I remember vividly staying up all night reading quite a few books. I'm an insomniac, so if I'm not reading at night I'll just have to find something, likely less productive, to do with my time. The books I remember specifically are: 'Crime and Punishment,' 'House of the Dead...
    phatb1991 phatb1991 22-25, M Oct 31, 2010

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    Yeah... Twilight Series Anyone?

    Hah, probably a little strange comin from a guy, but hey, what can I say? I can be a bit of a softie... lol
    Ray1992 Ray1992 18-21, M Aug 18, 2011

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    Hey Hey Hey

    it was just last night when i stayed up all night i was doing it so i could finish my diary of a wimpy kid the last straw book so i could get onto the next one dog days.i got all of them up to know for xmas and i was really happyu peeps should try reading them there really good...
    paigeb11 paigeb11 13-15 Dec 28, 2011

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    Quiet...

    I've stayed up all night reading a book many times. It's the the best time. I'm not missing anything, everybody is asleep, it's quiet and if it's funny, I can laugh as loud as I can :-) So what if I have no sleep, isn't that why we have coffee?
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F Jan 1, 2012

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    Many Nights, Many Books

    There have been many nights that I've stayed up to read a book...or two. If I'm halfway through one by bedtime I will probably stay up and read that till it is complete. Then, I will usually start another, immediately, so I have a book to wake up to. Hope I'm not the only "chain...
    xfirespritex xfirespritex 22-25, F Mar 15, 2012

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    Terry Pratchett

    Last night I started reading "Maskerade" by Terry Pratchett, to unwind after work. I love the novel where the witches play a part, they're so funny! I couldn't put the book down... ended up reading all of it and going to sleep at 3 am!
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Jan 18, 2011

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    I did one time. Until like.

    .. 4/5 am and had to wake up at 6. Not gonna tell you what kind of zombie I looked like.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Always Have A Book On

    i listen to them on audio ... thats the way for me ... 1-2 a week
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 30, 2010

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    My Strenghen Body

    i am 24 years girl.one morning i am walking near my house/ one boy wants to rape me. i gwt angrt. i took him my house. i made him in saree. i **** his *** by my strap on for one hour.
    sumathigopika sumathigopika 22-25, F Oct 20, 2012

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    My Daughters And Harry Potter...

    When the last HP book came out, I stood in line with my twin daughters and a number of their friends (they were in 10th grade) at midnight to get teh first copies. We arrived home around 1:30 in the morning, and both daughters began reading.  At 7:30, one of them was finished...
    sinkem sinkem 51-55, M Apr 11, 2013

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    Well it was a manga cx Kaichou wa Maid-sama c:

    unf I was in love with the anime and I found the manga so I mean of purse I was gonna read it!! Hah but it was much longer than I expected ((but it also was one of the rare mangas that fulfill all my expectations)) cx oh god that's probally my favorite anime cx
    Alisenpai Alisenpai 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Totally!!!!!!

    I do it all the time, sometimes I get lost in a book and forget the time.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Aug 30, 2010

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    And Now!

    It was just getting interesting, si I thought I'll read another page and then I'll sleep, Next thing I know, it's 6 in the morning! I had a busy day so I have not slept for about 40 hour, And I have a long night ahead of me
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

    This book has gotten me hooked.Everyone should read it!!!!sex, vampires, love, fights and more.Just to awesome for words.Def ***** with your emotions.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F Aug 27, 2011

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    Often Do

    When I get a book I usually feel the need to read it as soon as possible. I'll read a 500 page novel in a day and if that means staying up all night to do it then I will. I find I get engrossed in to, I tell myself "one more chapter then bed" "I'll get to page xx and then bed...
    Ketsan Ketsan 31-35, M Dec 2, 2011

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    This book is really getting me through hard

    times. I've never related so much to something like this. I know this boys struggle. I'm so glad my bestfriend let me borrow it. (:
    wakeuptogepi wakeuptogepi 22-25 Mar 3

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    Can't Put A Good Book Down.

    This is why I always run out of good books. When I get one, I tend to get so engrossed that I'll read it cover to cover in more or less one sitting, much to the detriment of my social life and work :D Pratchett is particularly bad at writing books that are impossible to put down...
    Asclepius Asclepius 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    The Help By Kathryn Stockett

    It was a page turner for me.  It was somewhere between 300 and 400 pages.I read it in two nights.  Good book.Too bad the movie sucked and her sister who hosted a movie night at a local theater is a snob.
    ladygodiva110 ladygodiva110 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    I And My Books....

    its exactly my kind of group....i have been a book worm all my life.... staying up all nite for a book began wid harry potter series..bcoz u jst cant leave it mid way...den came dan brown..and a lot of serious stuff like wings of fire by kalam sir..nd now alas its medicine nd...
    3to7 3to7 22-25, F Jul 9, 2012

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    All the time! Props to Nook,

    Kindle, Oyster, and all the other reading apps that have kept me awake since "minimalizing" my bookshelves!
    tandherbarbarian tandherbarbarian 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I Did It Once

    At 6 in the morning, with about 40 pages to go, I finally decided to go to sleep so I could be awake for the ending.
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28 26-30, M Jul 11, 2010

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    Sphere, By Michael Crichton

    I bought this book and started reading it early one evening in 1992, I think. It was very engrossing, and I managed to finish it by 4AM that morning. I remember thinking "That should be made into a movie." Anyway, Michael Crichton is a pretty easy read. Fairly plain english...
    CobaltToad CobaltToad 41-45, M Nov 25, 2011

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    Quite A Few Times...

    I've stayed up quite a few times to read books. Some small, some large. I remember a while ago when I was reading the fifth Harry Potter book, I was reading it from 12 PM to 12 AM, and I only stopped to get something to eat or drink. I love the Harry Potter series, and I want to...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Apr 10, 2013

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    4:30ish am and I just finished reading a book I

    started five hours ago lol. I couldn't put it down :P
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell~ i love this

    book! I really stayed up all night to finish it. But hate it coz i will absolutely miss the characters. Reading is really an ultimate escape. I'm not into books but these days I've been reading. I read 50 shades series, twilight, and The giver. Haven't finished divergent. I...
    Manhater013 Manhater013 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I've got all night I said I wasn't marking any books this weekend so I've got literally as long as you want to talk so please message me!
    cbailey301 cbailey301 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    All nighter tonite with the bestest person in the world!!!!😆 I am determined to stay up all night
    CoveringThePain CoveringThePain 16-17, F Oct 4

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    Are you kidding me? :P I freaking love talking to someone all night! I love talking about serious things or silly things. As long as it keeps you up with me when im not tired then...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    It's been a very long time since I had my last all night conversation... I miss the way your mind flits from one topic to the next, and seems to continue to flow endlessly...
    lola101202 lola101202 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't know if you noticed m a very strait forward person il never keep anything in mind il speak it out i love discipline and m very organized i enjoy restrictions cuz i know...
    haithamgg haithamgg 18-21, M Oct 12

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    Honest conversations are the ones that truly last all night. Met this guy on EP, talked to him all night. We were so honest and raw about our feelings towards everything. Said...
    SkyThunderstorms SkyThunderstorms 22-25, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    This means that I have found the person with whom I want to stay up all night. What more could I ask for...
    L11s L11s 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    The heavier the eyelids the better the conversation. I love conversations that last all night because that's when the truth comes out, you say everything you actually want to and...
    MyBitterSweetRevenge MyBitterSweetRevenge 16-17, F 7 Responses Oct 8

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    Many many times. And I can tell you, up all night thinking does not produce great earth shattering moments of clarity come the morning!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Conversations that last all night are the best conversations.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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