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Have you ever been so immersed in a book that you would read it all night instead of sleeping?

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I know I have. I've done it since I was a kid. I love staying up all night immersed in a book

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Yes. I've found I do that quite often. Sometimes its just one book where you tell yourself "after this chapter I'll sleep" 12 chapters later, you notice that you were suppose to be asleep already.

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I don't think I ever have, but I can see doing it... I've definitely stayed up lat to finish a book! I don't really read very long books, though, (300-400 pages) so in most circumstances it doesn't take too long to finish. I'm worried about when I dive into bigger ones though!
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I both had to and did. In general it's just because I'm slow.

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mathias wrote:I both had to and did. In general it's just because I'm slow.
Now that I'm reading heavier stuff (like this month'a novel The Miniaturist) I'm slow as heck myself lol
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Definitely. I've done that at least once a week for the last 2 months. Can sometimes cause some trouble.

I'll be doing it tonight, but this time it's for school and I have no choice in the matter (I should be starting it now actually...)
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I do it all the time. I also now listen to some books on Audible and I will set the sleep timer so that it will go off and I am supposed to be trying to go to sleep while that is happening, but it never fails. As soon as the story stops I turn it back on and rehit the sleep timer...kinda like a snooze button but in reverse.

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Dawn Chandler wrote:I do it all the time. I also now listen to some books on Audible and I will set the sleep timer so that it will go off and I am supposed to be trying to go to sleep while that is happening, but it never fails. As soon as the story stops I turn it back on and rehit the sleep timer...kinda like a snooze button but in reverse.
LOL reverse snooze! I haven't used audible since I had a free trial and used it for a music CD... Would love to try some audiobooks!
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Yes, I've done that because I couldn't wait to finish the book. And sometimes I have to for school because I usually procrastinate when it comes to reading books required in school. For instance, my prof gave us a month to read a book called The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1828. I didn't do it until the last minute.
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I only allow myself to do it on the weekends. It is difficult though!

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Yes, if I let myself I'll stay up all night reading. I try not to do this anymore since it interferes with school.

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spablo_94 wrote:Yes, I've done that because I couldn't wait to finish the book. And sometimes I have to for school because I usually procrastinate when it comes to reading books required in school. For instance, my prof gave us a month to read a book called The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1828. I didn't do it until the last minute.
Haha same!

Even if I love the reading assignment for college, I am a master procrastinator. I am terrified of my dissertation next year not because it's a dissertation, but because I can't do it all last minute... :o
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I usually go to bed early (7-9pm) and wake up early and read. Just this past week, I woke up at 2:30am and read over 100 page by 5am ,finishing the book. I also love the peace and quiet in the early morning. When I get immersed, I definitely get up early and read. I take meds that make me fall asleep in 5 minutes. If I was not on meds, I never would sleep and I would stay up all night reading.

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