Thursday, April 12, 2007

Booking through Thursday

Have you ever missed an important appointment because you have become so engrossed in a book you forgot the time or were up so late reading that you didn't wake up in time? Been late to work because you couldn't resist the temptation and left the house too late?

Have I ever? I'll even stay up and finish a book I don't like! In fact, I did that last night, reading The Song of the Lark and beginning to write it up. (Watch this space for a snark attack.) I could not go to bed until I'd finished The Woman in White, Savage Beauty, Member of the Wedding, The Great Gatsby (for the 80th time!), Brother Cadafel tales, The Thirteenth Tale (which also disappointed me) - so many books.

As for being late for work, however - no. There I draw the line. Were I to lose my job, how would I buy books?

melanie

3 comments:

Chris said...

The last time I stayed up really late for a book was The Handmaid's Tale. Then when I did go to sleep I had very strange dreams!

ebony said...

Stayed up for a book you didn't like. You got me beat on that one!

Literary Feline said...

I don['t think I've ever stayed up for a book I am not enjoying, but I do understand the desire to finish it at all costs! Haha I don't like to be late to work either. I come close sometimes, though!